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Well: Ask Well: Does Melatonin Aid Sleep?

Photo Credit Stuart Bradford Do you have a health question? Submit your question to Ask Well. Related: Ask Well: Do Sleeping Pills Induce Restorative Sleep? Short Sleepers May Catch More Colds Ask Well: Catching Up on Lost Sleep For more…



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Well: So Lonely It Hurts

Photo Credit Illustration by Sam Island The column appeared in The New York Times Magazine on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. For early humans, being alone was no way to live. Those on the tribe’s periphery faced increased risks of starvation,…


Well: Is It Alzheimer’s, or A.D.H.D.?

The 73-year-old widow came to see Dr. David Goodman, an assistant professor in the psychiatry and behavioral sciences department at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, after her daughter had urged her to “see somebody” for her increasing forgetfulness. She was…


Combination Drug May Ease the Agitation of Alzheimer’s

Agitation and aggression are common in Alzheimer’s patients, and there is no known safe and effective treatment. Now researchers report that a combination drug already in use for treating certain neurological problems may be a better remedy. Dextromethorphan is a…