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My New Bellybutton, Losing (Almost) Forty Pounds, and How Diabetes May Have Saved My Life

Have you ever had an umbilical hernia before? Ever seen one? They can be hideous things when your insides decide they want to be on the outside with all the “cool” organs. Mine was not hideous. I mean, it wasn’t cute, but it was definitely not vomit-inducing, or even cringe-worthy. Just a little bump on… Read More »

Moments of clarity in dementia patients at end of life: Glimmers of hope?

It happens unexpectedly: a person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia, unable to recall the events of their lives or even recognize those closest to them, will suddenly wake up and exhibit surprisingly normal behavior, only to pass away shortly thereafter. This phenomenon, which experts refer to as terminal or paradoxical lucidity, has… Read More »

Is Teen Acne Associated With Greater Life Success? New Study Says So – Inside Edition

Many teenagers dread seeing a big zit staring back at them in the mirror, but a new study suggests those pesky pimples could be something to celebrate. A recently published study called “Do Pimples Pay? Acne, Human Capital, and the Labor Market” found that having acne in middle and high school “is strongly positively associated… Read More »