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How To Enjoy the Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum in Paris is immense, and one could spend a week exploring its exhibits. Most of us don't have that kind of time so here is a brief …

France

How to Handle a Persistent Cough

I f you have a cold or the flu, a cough can be useful, if annoying—helping to clear irritants and mucus from the bronchial tubes that lead to your …

Alternative Medicine

Understanding the Stages of Heart Disease

Heart disease often starts quietly, progressing from high blood pressure to clogged coronary arteries with few obvious symptoms. But too often it …

Medical Research

13 Free Museums in Paris

Paris prides itself not only on its rich artistic legacy, but also on the principle that art and culture should be accessible to everyone. Not …

Museums

10 Museums You Can't Miss in Paris

Choosing museums to visit in Paris can be a bit overhelwming, specially when you realise that they are more than 130! Indeed there are museums for …

France

7 new changes to Social Security everyone should know about

Social Security is a critical component of the retirement plans of many Americans, making it critical to keep up with annual changes in the program. …

Retirement

Learn What the Differences Are Between Testamentary and Living Trusts

The basic difference between a testamentary trust and a living trust is pretty black and white -- each is really just what it sounds like. A …

How to Take Control of Your Medical Record

M y 64-year-old patient, a former gym teacher, was a frequent visitor to emergency rooms. He had several medical problems, including diabetes and …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Artists

Doctors Often Provide Needless Treatment, New Study Finds

Doctors continue to provide treatment to patients that is often unnecessary and even harmful, confirms a study published this week in JAMA, which …

Risk of Drug Side Effects Rises as You Age

W hether it’s an over-the-counter pain reliever or a prescription statin to lower cholesterol, medication has a troubling downside: the risk of side …

Make Sure Your Medical Treatment Is Covered

If you’re covered by traditional Medicare, you currently need only a doctor’s prescription to get expensive imaging tests such as MRIs, CAT scans, …