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Pain and Weather Fail to Connect

A big data analysis involving more than 1.5 million patients could find no relationship between weather and complaints to doctors about joint or back pain. 

December 23, 2017 — Karen Hopkin

Skin Allergy Myths Debunked

Skin allergies are a fact of life. But common knowledge about allergies isn’t always accurate. See if you’ve fallen for any of these skin allergy myths.

December 18, 2017

The Skinny on Fat

Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body's Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You.

December 11, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Ancient Women Had Awesome Arms

For thousands of years, women in agricultural societies seem to have had arms stronger than members of modern rowing teams. 

December 9, 2017 — Karen Hopkin

How Salty Foods Affect Hunger and Weight Loss

Do salty foods make you hungrier? Or do they help you burn more calories? A new study finds that salt has unexpected effects on hunger and weight loss. Learn how this affects you

December 9, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

When to Worry about a Sore Throat

It's winter time, and infection is certainly a cause of a sore throat. But what else can cause throat discomfort? What signs and symptoms should you be worried about? And when should you see your doctor?

November 18, 2017 — House Call Doctor Sanaz Majd

What Is Mycoprotein?

Mycoprotein is a plant-based source of protein you might not have heard much about. Here's the 411 on this alternative protein source

November 16, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Come On and Zoom (through the Universe)

Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center talks about his latest book, The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Almost Nothing, and the OSIRIS-REx space mission. 

November 11, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf and Steve Mirsky
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