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With fewer vaccinations, is your child’s school safe?

With fewer vaccinations, is your child’s school safe?

Across the country, preschools and elementary schools are declaring themselves nut free or peanut free, asking families not to pack lunch foods that could pose life-threatening dangers to highly allergic children. And the prohibitions are expanding beyond nuts. Some schools, for example, have prohibited powdered cheese products to protect children who are especially dairy sensitive. […]

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Meet the Controversial Doctor Behind the Dr. Phil Empire

Meet the Controversial Doctor Behind the Dr. Phil Empire

Frank Lawlis possesses a deep Texas drawl, one that makes the now-iconic intonation of Dr. Phil McGraw — his decades-long friend and business associate — seem almost city-slicker by comparison. His down-home voice, along with the bolo ties, pale eyes and unkempt white hair, are a comfort to the clients who travel to his private […]

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How to tell when online medical advice is bogus

How to tell when online medical advice is bogus

Dr. Nina Shapiro has some thoughts about your WebMD habit. “Now, I like it when patients challenge me,” the pediatric head-and-neck surgeon tells The Post. “But it’s a little bit of a pet peeve [of mine] when patients say, ‘I’ve done my research,’” because they’ve almost always done it wrong. Worse, these “researchers” tend to […]

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Make This the Year You Finally Don’t Get a Cold

Make This the Year You Finally Don’t Get a Cold

This is the sniffle-fighting advice top M.D.’s share with their nearest and dearest. Follow these tips and watch as a single box of tissues gets you all the way through winter. Stand at least three feet away from someone who’s ill. “When a sick person sneezes, the cold virus can be propelled as far as […]

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