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Tim Gower

Health Writer

Timothy Gower is an award-winning journalist who writes about health and medicine. His work has appeared in more than two dozen major magazines and newspapers, including Prevention, Reader’s Digest, and the Los Angeles Times.

Latest by Tim Gower

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Risk Factors

Understanding Risks of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Learn more about the risks benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and how you can help prevent it.

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Symptoms

What Causes Gastritis? How to Protect Your Gut

If you have persistent stomach distress, don’t take it lightly: It could be gastritis. Here’s how it’s caused and how to find relief.

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Risk Factors

8 Myths About Hepatitis C

The hepatitis C virus can cause serious liver damage if it’s not treated early. Following are eight myths about the disease.

When Is It Time for a Dementia Evaluation?
Risk Factors

When Is It Time for a Dementia Evaluation?

How do you know if changes in your loved one’s memory are serious and warrant an evaluation by a health professional—and how do you get him or her to go?

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Complications

The Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

If you have diabetes, you have double the risk of getting a serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis. Here’s what you should know.

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Lifestyle

How Exercise Helps Control Diabetes

If you have diabetes, exercise is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy. Learn about these new exercise guidelines from the ADA.

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Treatment

Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer

Immunotherapy offers new hope for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer.

The Lupus-Osteoporosis Connection
Risk Factors

The Lupus-Osteoporosis Connection

Osteoporosis is one of the most common complications of lupus. Here’s what you can do to offset the bone-weakening impact of the disease and its treatments.

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Complications

Why Does Diabetes Raise Your Risk of Falling?

Living with diabetes can put you at greater risk for falls. Learn some of the reasons diabetes makes you more prone to falling and how to protect yourself.