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  • High-Tech Hearing

    Will earbud-style, Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids encourage the tens of millions of Americans with untreated hearing loss to get assistance?

    The consumer electronics revolution is finally coming to the hearing aid marketplace, and millions of Americans stand to benefit. Not only are hearing aids now available online and at places like Costco, but a new marketplace for over-the-counter hearing aids is developing. Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids can connect to your smartphone to stream music, play audio from a mobile device or...   Read More

  • Pretty/Dirty

    Your favorite skin and makeup products may make you look good but are they safe?

    Your favorite skin and makeup products may make you look good but are they safe? The cosmetics industry is governed by laws made 80-years ago. Is it time to update legislation that allows the $62-billion-a-year cosmetics industry to police itself? Industry leasers, environmental groups and at least two influential senators thinks so. What's in the makeup you put on?   Read More

  • The Therapist In Your Pocket

    How can you find a mental health app that's right for you?

    With 10,000 mental health apps available, how can you find one that's right for you?   Read More

  • Do You Need a Measles Revax?

    If you were born in the 1960s, are traveling internationally or don’t have documentation of your measles vaccinations, it’s time for a doctor’s visit.

    It was an unscientific study, but one with startling results. Six people born and vaccinated against measles in the 1960s recently had blood tests for measles immunity. Only one was immune. Five others needed to be revaccinated. One of them was this writer. (Thank you to the friend who tipped her off!) Have you checked your own immunity? Not all...   Read More