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Assorted medical questions and answers -- Editor's Picks

October 6, 2008 |  9:28 am

Worth checking out from around the Web...

From U.S. News & World Report: 13 smart questions and quick answers about medical tourism.

"More than a million patients worldwide visit hospitals and clinics each year in countries other than their own. Here are 13 questions frequently asked by medical travelers -- and the answers you need to know before you decide whether to journey abroad for medical care."

From Scientific American: Ask the Brains: Why do we laugh when someone falls?

"Also: Does napping after a meal affect memory formation?"

And from the New York Times: A look at blood counts and what they mean.

"A blood test is a typical part of a physical exam, but deciphering the numbers is anything but routine. Interpretation of the results is strictly the province of a medical professional."

-- Tami Dennis