• Removing a Splinter

    Removing a Splinter

    Be careful not to let a wooden splinter get wet for very long because the moisture will make it swell.

  • Assisted Reproductive Technology

    Assisted Reproductive Technology

    If you’re old enough, you may remember all the hoopla about “test-tube babies” when the first child was conceived outside a woman’s body in 1978. That original experimental procedure, called in vitro fertilization (IVF), is now just one of several fertility treatments available. IVF has since been joined by a host of additional procedures which

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    What is rheumatoid arthritis? On the surface, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) looks like a close relative of osteoarthritis, a condition all too familiar to many older people. Both conditions make joints stiff and sore, but that’s where the similarity ends. Its cause and its destructiveness put rheumatoid arthritis in a class by itself. What’s the difference?

  • Repressed Anger

    Repressed Anger

    While people who are apt to fly into rages face one set of problems, those who rarely express their anger — including those who don’t even acknowledge that they feel anger — can face negative consequences as well. One recent study of 23,000 older men found that those who outwardly expressed their anger from time

  • Rabies


    Most people associate rabies with dogs, but more than 90 percent of rabies-infected animals in the U.S. live in the wild. Raccoons are the most commonly reported animals with rabies, and bats are a close second, followed by skunks and foxes.