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Using the Internet's resources to explore the various possibilities of one's symptoms removes a lot of the pressure that people experience in an examination room. (Courtesy Photo)

Why you should Google your symptoms — Part 1

My sister is a hypochondriac. Every ache or pain is dramatized into…

Using the Internet's resources to explore the various possibilities of one's symptoms removes a lot of the pressure that people experience in an examination room. (Courtesy Photo)

Mind the gap with joint injuries

There are two critical time gaps in joint injuries. The first is…

The key to shoulder pain is figuring out what the cause is and how to avoid damaging the structures while trying to repair them. (Courtesy photo)

Shoulder pain: It may be an easy fix

Shoulder pain at night, pain when lifting a briefcase, pain with overhead…

The key to shoulder pain is figuring out what the cause is and how to avoid damaging the structures while trying to repair them. (Courtesy photo)
In the future, health care providers will be able to use technology to proactively treat patients before they fall ill.

Health care vs. disease care

In medicine, we don’t tell you what is about to happen because…

In the future, health care providers will be able to use technology to proactively treat patients before they fall ill.
Virtual reality is reaching a point that can benefit many people, from doctors to patients, coaches to athletes. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

Virtual reality gets real

Virtual reality is just about to hit the inflection point. Soon, nearly…

Virtual reality is reaching a point that can benefit many people, from doctors to patients, coaches to athletes. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)
Despite vast medical advances, it can be difficult to recover from kneecap damage.

Why kneecapping your opponent works

Tonya Harding and the gangsters had it right. Take out the kneecaps…

Despite vast medical advances, it can be difficult to recover from kneecap damage.
This combination made from sample images provided by Pager shows the Pager app for iPhone.  (Pager via AP)

On-demand doctor apps bring Uber approach to medicine

WASHINGTON — It was 8 o'clock on a weeknight and Brooklyn resident…

This combination made from sample images provided by Pager shows the Pager app for iPhone.  (Pager via AP)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

NEW YORK — As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a…

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dermatology diagnosis goes digital

An arm with a blotchy red rash popped up on Dr. Toby…