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25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - May 28, 2015 - On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act

May 28, 2015 - 12:51:56 PM

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Message from the Secretary - Memorial Day 2015
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Many have heard the saying, "Poor is the Nation that has no heroes, but beggared is the Nation that has and forgets them."
May 22, 2015 - 2:34:37 PM

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Suddenly, It's An Emergency

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - We all know what it's like to feel fine one day and then awful the next. Usually this sudden shift in our health is something minor - a cold or a sore throat, for example. But sometimes symptoms that come on fast can signal a serious, even life-threatening problem.

May 21, 2015 - 6:00:41 PM

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Announcing Option Care, the Evolution of Walgreens Infusion Services Name and Brand

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DEERFIELD, Ill., May 19, 2015 - Option Care, a new, independent infusion services company previously known as Walgreens Infusion Services, today unveiled its new name and company branding.

May 19, 2015 - 12:31:16 PM

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Overuse, Safety Questions Cloud Advair's Ascent to Asthma Blockbuster

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The asthma drug Advair is one of the biggest blockbusters in pharmaceutical history, at $80 billion in sales and counting. Since its approval in 2000,  it has become a lifeline for sufferers of asthma, which affects roughly 25 million Americans.

May 19, 2015 - 9:48:35 AM

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Bug Bites and Stings: When to See a Doctor

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (May 12, 2015) - Although most bug bites and stings are harmless, some can be dangerous. This is especially true if you are allergic to the bug's venom, or if the bug is carrying a disease.

May 12, 2015 - 12:45:53 PM

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Mother's Day - May 10th

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The driving force behind Mother's Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia, Pa., on May 10, 1908.

May 6, 2015 - 3:58:02 PM

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How To Be Part Of A Century Of Kindness

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - For the past 100 (human) years-nearly a millennium in dog years-people have been focusing on how to help pets, farm animals and wild animals through American Humane Association's "Be Kind to Animals Week¬ģ."

May 1, 2015 - 9:27:25 AM

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Lower Gas Prices Fuel Decline in Vehicle Operating Cost

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - OMAHA, NE (April 28, 2015) - Declines at the pump and low finance rates have caused the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle to fall nearly 2 percent from last year, according to AAA's 2015 Your Driving Costs study.

Apr 28, 2015 - 10:51:31 AM

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Framing Time in Days, Not Years, Could Spur Action Toward Goals

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - People starting to plan for retirement or other big goals should pull out a calculator and multiply the years ahead by 365.

Apr 28, 2015 - 10:31:07 AM

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Transgender Patients are Dodging Doctors

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Discussing your sexual history with a doctor, or anyone for that matter, can be an uncomfortable experience.

Apr 24, 2015 - 11:32:07 AM

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Dehumidifiers Add Comfort, Keep Humidity In Check

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - No matter the season or the reason, when homeowners must eliminate damp or humid conditions to create a more comfortable home environment, a dehumidifier can be a valuable tool.

Apr 22, 2015 - 10:23:48 AM

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9 Simple And Effective Ways To Save Energy

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, you can keep your cool-and more of your cold cash-if you heed these nine hints:

Apr 18, 2015 - 4:20:07 PM

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Dehumidifiers Add Comfort, Keep Humidity In Check

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - No matter the season or the reason, when homeowners must eliminate damp or humid conditions to create a more comfortable home environment, a dehumidifier can be a valuable tool.

Apr 18, 2015 - 4:08:06 PM

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Health Data Breaches Sow Confusion, Frustration

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - With the recent string of medical data breaches at Anthem Inc. and Premera, consumers are experiencing confusion and concern as they wonder what real-world repercussions the exposure of their health care information could bring

Apr 14, 2015 - 8:49:58 AM

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Physician Leadership Plan for Digital Health

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO - April 12, 2015 - The game-changing digital transformation of medicine is emerging into a new phase, according to Robert M. Wah, M.D., president of the American Medical Association (AMA)

Apr 12, 2015 - 6:45:52 PM

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Sam’s Club Expands Generic Prescription Savings for Plus members

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BENTONVILLE, Ark.----Sam's Club today announced the launch of an expanded prescription savings program that enables PlusTM and Business Plus members to save even more money through new benefits.

Apr 9, 2015 - 5:34:39 PM

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Alabama Bill Would Increase Workers' Comp Benefits for Amputees

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Alabama lawmakers have introduced a bill  that would nearly triple the maximum compensation for workers who suffer amputations on the job, ProPublica's Michael Grabell reports today.

 

Apr 7, 2015 - 12:34:55 PM

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Urge Teens to Go With Their Own Glow This Prom Season

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY (April 6, 2015) - Prom season is just around the corner, and as teens prepare for the most memorable night of high school, The Skin Cancer Foundation encourages them to forgo a dangerous indoor tan in favor of a natural glow.

Apr 6, 2015 - 3:43:27 PM

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Springing Ahead of Nature: Device Increases Walking Efficiency

(HealtNewsDigest.com) - ¬†It's taken millions of years for humans to perfect the art of walking. But research results published today in the journal¬†Nature show that humans can get better ‚Äėgas mileage' using an unpowered exoskeleton to modify the structure of their ankles.

Apr 2, 2015 - 8:35:04 AM

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Protein May Improve Liver Gegeneration

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Researchers at UC Davis have illuminated an important distinction between mice and humans: how human livers heal.

Mar 31, 2015 - 3:01:03 PM

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50 Years of Head Start

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.-When Edward Zigler - widely known as the "Father of Head Start" and founder of the Yale Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy - celebrates Head Start's 50thanniversary in Washington, D.C. on March 31, he will see many "Head Start Babies," among them one he entrusted with his own life.

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:02:33 AM

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Condé Nast Hits All-Time Audience High of 80.9 Million Digital Consumers in February

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK  - Condé Nast broke a company record in total digital audience for February 2015.

Mar 27, 2015 - 9:53:32 AM

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Hoya Group Invests in SalutarisMD Wet AMD Therapy Technology

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - TOKYO, Japan (March 26, 2015) - HOYA Group announced today that it has closed financing in Salutaris Medical Devices (SalutarisMD¬ģ).

Mar 26, 2015 - 3:59:43 PM

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Did Brittany Maynard Really Know How She Would Die?

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As a vocal advocate for palliative care and hospice, I hear occasionally from individuals who want me to know their hospice experience was not the sort of "gift" I describe my own family's experience as having been.

Mar 26, 2015 - 2:18:00 PM

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UA Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zain Khalpey Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Zain Khalpey, MD, PhD, FETCS, associate professor of surgery at the University of Arizona, surgical co-director of Heart Transplant and director of Mechanical Circulatory Support and Mitral Valve Program at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson, has been awarded a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar.

Mar 25, 2015 - 3:38:28 PM

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Disc Tear: What It Is and How It's Treated

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - West Orange, NJ, March 2015 - Tearing is usually not a good thing - and even more so when it's a disc in your spine.

Mar 19, 2015 - 10:12:06 AM

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Realistic Gun Controllers in Video Games Foster Aggressive Thoughts

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A new study by a group of UConn researchers has found that when people use a realistic gun-like controller to play violent video games, they are more apt to develop aggressive thoughts.

Mar 17, 2015 - 11:38:46 AM

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St. Patrick's Day (March 17)

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the President issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year

Mar 16, 2015 - 4:58:18 PM

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How to Navigate the New ACA Tax Filing Requirements Like a Pro

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, NY, - Successfully navigating tax requirements this year can be confusing for more than 29% of the population.

Mar 16, 2015 - 3:47:45 PM

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Conquest of Polio

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - West Point, NY, -- The March of Dimes legacy from conquering polio to championing the health of babies is celebrated on a new 2015 commemorative coin, minted today in honor of the organization's more than 75 years of life-changing achievements.

Mar 13, 2015 - 3:23:04 PM

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Michael J. Mandl Named President and CEO of Emory Healthcare

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ATLANTA - Emory University President James Wagner today announced the appointment of Michael J. Mandl to the position of president and CEO of Emory Healthcare.

Mar 11, 2015 - 7:16:13 PM

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Adult Giant Pandas at San Diego Zoo Have First Breeding Encounter of the Season

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - This morning, giant pandas Bai Yun and Gao Gao were given physical access to each other for their first breeding attempt since 2012.

Mar 10, 2015 - 7:13:10 PM

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How Blood Group O Protects Against Malaria

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It has long been known that people with blood type O are protected from dying of severe malaria.

Mar 10, 2015 - 4:59:48 AM

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Federal Chemical Controls Have Shrunk U.S. Cocaine Supply According to UA-Led Research

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - TUCSON, Ariz. - Following a December 2006 federal restriction on a chemical critical to the production of cocaine, the United States experienced a 35 percent decrease in cocaine purity, a 32 percent decrease in cocaine seized and a 100 percent increase in cocaine price - all indicators of a major downward shift in cocaine supply.

Mar 9, 2015 - 9:39:06 PM

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VA Accelerates Deployment of Nationwide Opioid Therapy Tool

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accelerating the deployment of a state-of-the-art tool to help protect Veteran patients using high doses of opioids or with medical risk factors that put them at an increased risk of complications from opioid medications.

Mar 9, 2015 - 1:24:11 PM

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Erasing Embarrassing Mistakes with the Help of Tattoo Removal

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - People choose to get tattoos for a variety of different reasons, and sometimes, there's no discerning reason at all.

Mar 5, 2015 - 2:54:16 PM

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Ebola-infected Nurse Contends Dallas Hospital Violated Her Privacy

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It was a touching scene, meant to buck up a hospital - and a community - shaken when one of its own nurses was infected with the Ebola virus.

 

Mar 2, 2015 - 6:17:43 PM

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Healthcare in the 21st Century: Understanding the Benefits of Telehealth and Telemedicine

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Heathcare in the 21st century is about to leapfrog our best expectations. Distributed healthcare is a hot topic these days, thanks to innovative companies like Medibid and Theranos.

Feb 26, 2015 - 9:47:18 AM

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Feeling Itchy? Bedbugs are Still Out There

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MANHATTAN, Kan. - Judging from the surge and eventual disappearance of news stories about bedbugs a couple of years ago, the tiny creatures are no longer a problem. But someone forgot to tell the bugs.

 

Feb 17, 2015 - 3:52:26 PM

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