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Physician Couple Saves Fellow Passenger’s Life on Flight

( - The plane had reached cruising altitude and the flight attendants were serving drinks when suddenly, the routine trip from Minneapolis to Phoenix took a dramatic turn.

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:48:52 PM

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From Barbie to Superheroes: The New Femininity in Dolls

( - For more than half a century, Mattel’s Barbie doll served as a cultural icon for young girls, who dressed her up in fashionable clothes and accessories to develop their own fantasy storylines representing American girlhood.

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:59:37 PM

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Medicaid Expansion Popular Among Americans Connected to Program

( - A concerted effort by Republicans in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act hit a surprising road block earlier this year: strong pushback against cuts to Medicaid.

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:56:02 AM

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Helping the Animal Victims of the Wildfires

( - American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization today made it possible to deliver more than a ton of love and emergency relief to animals taking refuge from California’s deadly Thomas Wildfire burning in the state’s Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:32:12 AM

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Today Marks Boys Town's 100th Birthday

( - BOYS TOWN, Neb.
, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Boys Town seals a time capsule to be opened 100 years from now. Just one of the ways it's marking a century of caring for children and families across the country.

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:22:23 PM

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Preventing Colon Polyps: Another Reason to Lose Those Holiday Pounds!

( - Being over ideal body weight has known risks with respect to heart and blood pressure problems, but the list is growing!

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:01:07 AM

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Nutritional Labeling for Sodium Doesn’t Work

( - Athens, Ga. – Potato chips, frozen pizza, a fast food hamburger—these foods are popular in the American diet and saturated with sodium.

Dec 8, 2017 - 2:19:15 PM

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How Can I Protect Myself From Identity Theft?

( - While there are many advantages to living in a connected world, the rise in cybercrime poses risks to our personal information. So how can you safeguard this information while enjoying online opportunities to achieve your financial goals?

Dec 6, 2017 - 11:42:29 AM

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When the Doctor's Away

( - When you are hospitalized and the regular doctor is out sick, on vacation or at a scientific conference, you are increasingly likely to receive treatment not from the doctor's colleague or another hospital staff physician but by an outsider....

Dec 6, 2017 - 10:29:22 AM

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Researchers 3D Print Lifelike Artificial Organ Models

( - MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (12/06/2017) - A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has 3D printed lifelike artificial organ models that mimic the exact anatomical structure....

Dec 6, 2017 - 10:12:56 AM

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Harnessing the Healing Power of Nature Sounds (VIDEO)

( - Chip Davis, composer and founder of Mannheim Steamroller, entertains holiday audiences every season. He's mostly known for his Christmas music.

Dec 5, 2017 - 12:18:12 PM

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Mustering Up the Nerves: Addressing the Pain of Foraminal Spinal Stenosis

( - West Orange, NJ, December 5, 2017 – Sometimes a pain in the neck – or the back, for that matter – doesn’t stop there.

Dec 5, 2017 - 9:55:45 AM

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Hospitalized During the Holidays? It’s Normal to Feel Blue

( - Being in the hospital can happen any time of the year, but when it occurs during the holidays it can seem pretty unfair.

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:45:21 AM

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Experienced Nurses Comfortable Guiding Patients Through End-of-Life Planning

( - Terminally ill patients and their families face many daunting choices. That’s why nurses need to be comfortable communicating about palliative and end-of life care and guiding these individuals through the decision-making process.

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:22:37 AM

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Advice on How to Avoid Food Poisoning This Holiday Season

( - Preparing a holiday feast can begin as soon as you get home from the grocery store.  But if you want to serve family and friends a delicious meal that keeps them coming back for more, food safety guidelines need to be part of the recipe.

Dec 1, 2017 - 2:24:48 PM

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World AIDS Day: Hope to End Stigma, Transmission and Isolation (VIDEO)

( - Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day — a day to bring awareness to HIV, and a renewed hope to end transmission and the isolation of living with HIV and AIDS.

Dec 1, 2017 - 1:44:10 PM

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People with Disabilities More Likely to Be Arrested

( - ITHACA, N.Y. – People with disabilities face all sorts of discrimination every day. New Cornell University research suggests they may also face it while interacting with the police.

Dec 1, 2017 - 11:16:26 AM

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How Young Men Can Improve Their Futures

( - Many high school and college students and their families don’t realize it, but the road to a good education and career can begin with a single, simple step:

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:18:54 PM

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Combinations of Certain Personality Traits May Guard Against Depression and Anxiety

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. – Though high levels of neuroticism put people at risk for depression and anxiety....

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:45:15 AM

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Cedars-Sinai Transgender Program One of Few Nationally to Offer Surgery and Other Comprehensive Services

( - LOS ANGELES (Nov. 28, 2017) — Liz Youngs remembers vividly the day her life changed forever. It was her 50th birthday — April 19, 2017. That marked the end of a 32-year quest to complete her transition from life as a man to life as a woman.

Nov 28, 2017 - 11:50:13 AM

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Most Home Cooking Fires Occur on Thanksgiving Day

( - From 2012 through 2014, there was an average of 2,100 cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day alone—more than three times the average rate of 400 cooking fires a day.

Nov 21, 2017 - 3:54:53 PM

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People in Four States May Be Drinking Contaminated Raw Milk

( - For the second time
in three months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people who might have consumed contaminated raw milk and milk products to visit their doctor.

Nov 21, 2017 - 1:48:38 PM

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Shouldering On: Recovering from AC Joint Separation

( - New York, NY & Greenwich, CT, November 21, 2017 – Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers. Trevor Siemian of the Broncos. The Giants’ Eli Manning.

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:11:39 PM

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Home for the Holidays - Formerly Conjoined Twins, Erin and Abby Delaney, Depart Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

, Nov. 20, 2017 -- After 485 days at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), formerly conjoined twins, Erin and Abby Delaney, were discharged to return home to North Carolina, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Nov 20, 2017 - 5:42:22 PM

New Therapy Lessens Impact of Mistreatment at a Young Age

( - Everyone has challenges of one kind or another. But research shows that mistreatment at an early age can have long-lasting and life-altering repercussions that could be passed to future generations.

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:12:44 PM

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New Software Can Pinpoint Hate Groups’ Radicalization Sites

( - A fascinating trait of mass murderers and terrorists is that they often leave a lengthy manifesto detailing the impetus for their actions.

Nov 15, 2017 - 12:18:24 PM

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People with Certain Blood Types Have Increased Risks of Heart Attack During Periods of High Air Pollution

( - Individuals who have A, B, or AB blood types have an elevated risk of having a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, compared to those with the O blood type

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:24:39 AM

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Weekly Enrollment Snapshot: Week Two

( - In week two of Open Enrollment for 2018, 876,788 people selected plans using the platform. As in past years, enrollment weeks are measured Sunday through Saturday.

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:07:34 AM

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How Old is Too Old to Perform Brain Surgery?

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. — People sometimes joke that easy tasks are “not brain surgery.” But what happens when it actually is brain surgery? How old is too old to be a neurosurgeon?

Nov 15, 2017 - 9:45:25 AM

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CDC Encourages Safe Antibiotic Prescribing and Use

( - November 13, 2017, kicked off U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

Nov 15, 2017 - 9:09:12 AM

AMA Highlights Negative Health Impacts of Social Media Usage

( - HONOLULU – With a majority of U.S. adults and teenagers (68 percent and 71 percent, respectively) using Facebook and with many users checking social media every day

Nov 15, 2017 - 8:06:51 AM

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8 Tricks for Remembering Your Meds (VIDEO)

( - Taking medication exactly as directed is critical for your health. Here are 8 ways to help you remember how and when to take your pills.

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:47:17 PM

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Lifelong Strategies for Preventing Dementia

( - Do puzzles and other activities or apps that claim to lower one’s risk of developing dementia actually work? Are there other things people can do to decrease the risk?

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:38:27 PM

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Quick! What's That Smell? Mammal Brains Identify Type of Scent Faster Than Once Thought

( - It takes less than one-tenth of a second — a fraction of the time previously thought — for the sense of smell to distinguish between one odor and another, new experiments in mice show.

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:12:45 AM

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AMA Adopts Guidance for Ethical Physician Conduct in the Media

( - HONOLULU – Ethical challenges occur as the worlds of medicine, journalism and entertainment collide in the mass media marketplace.

Nov 14, 2017 - 8:38:52 AM

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Federal Policy to Reduce Re-Hospitalizations Is Linked to Increased Mortality Rates

( - Federal policymakers five years ago introduced the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program to spur hospitals to reduce Medicare readmission rates by penalizing them if they didn’t.

Nov 13, 2017 - 11:01:56 AM

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Safe Cooking Over the Holidays

( - HERSHEY, Pa. — As turkeys fill grocery store freezer cases, many people find themselves cooking more than they might during the rest of the year.

Nov 9, 2017 - 3:33:10 PM

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Majority of Hospice Workers Don’t Have End-of-life Wishes Themselves

( - There are approximately 6,100 hospices nationwide that provide care for about 1.6 million patients annually.

Nov 9, 2017 - 10:41:26 AM

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Make No Bones About It, Osteoporosis is Serious

( - West Orange, NJ, November 8, 2017 – Some 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

Nov 8, 2017 - 9:49:42 AM

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Cleaning up Aquatic Pollution with Mussels

( - Scientists and activists alike have been looking for a solution to the problem of aquatic nutrient pollution. Now one group reports in Environmental Science & Technology that ribbed mussels are up to the clean-up challenge.

Nov 8, 2017 - 9:22:48 AM

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