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Alabama's Meth Lab Law, Abortion Rights and the Strange Case of Jane Doe

( - Authorities in northern Alabama have denied a 29-year-old pregnant inmate in the local jail -- accused of exposing her fetus to drugs -- the right to have an abortion.

Jul 31, 2015 - 3:34:43 PM

News : National
Physician Groups Band Together to Address America’s Opioid Crisis

( - Opioid abuse is a serious public health problem that has reached crisis levels across the United States, with 44 people dying each day from overdose of opioids, and many more becoming addicted.

Jul 29, 2015 - 9:39:43 AM

News : National
University of Florida Debuts State-of-the-art Medical Education Building

( - After years of planning and construction, a historic day for the University of Florida has arrived with the unveiling of the nation's premier medical education facility.

Jul 28, 2015 - 1:23:46 PM

News : National
Doctors Practicing Asylum Medicine Look for Scars of Persecution

( - This is the story that Paulin Kalonji, once the owner of a small business in Africa, told Dr. Katherine McKenzie at the Yale School of Medicine when he applied for asylum in the United States:

Jul 28, 2015 - 12:56:13 PM

News : World
PTSD and Car Crashes: A Silent and Invisible Threat

( - The scars may fade, and the broken bones and cuts might heal, but many people carry the trauma from an auto accident with them for the rest of their lives.

Jul 24, 2015 - 8:22:17 AM

News : National
Do Sex and Violence Sell?

( - WASHINGTON -- Advertisers hoping to sway consumers might want to rethink running spots within media with violent or sexual themes

Jul 21, 2015 - 9:33:36 AM

News : National
Kaiser Permanente Celebrates 70 Years as the Nation's First Fully Integrated Health Plan and Health Care Provider

( - OAKLAND, Calif., July 20, 2015  -- It began on July 21, 1945 as an experiment, expanding what had been a benefit for wartime shipyard and steel-mill workers into a novel, pre-paid health plan focused on prevention and open to the public at large.

Jul 20, 2015 - 1:35:36 PM

Device Delivers Drugs to Brain via Remote Control

( - Newswise - A team of researchers has developed a wireless device the width of a human hair that can be implanted in the brain and activated by remote control to deliver drugs.

Jul 18, 2015 - 8:05:34 AM

Popular Blood Thinner Causing Deaths, Injuries at Nursing Homes

( - The widely used blood thinner Coumadin requires careful calibration: too much, and you can bleed uncontrollably; too little, and you can develop life-threatening clots.( - The widely used blood thinner Coumadin requires careful calibration: too much, and you can bleed uncontrollably; too little, and you can develop life-threatening clots.

Jul 17, 2015 - 6:46:04 PM

‚ÄėTalk to Your Mother‚Äô Proves to be Healthy Advice

( - Bringing out the proverbial "skeleton in the closet" can provide health benefits but the degree of benefit depends on who you confide in

Jul 11, 2015 - 9:52:48 AM

News : National
Cost of Low-risk Childbirth Varies Widely Among Hospitals

( - New Haven, Conn.-The cost of having a baby can vary by almost $10,000 depending on which hospital is chosen

Jul 8, 2015 - 4:19:09 PM

America's Physicians Still Work In Small Practices

( - CHICAGO - July, 8, 2015 - Despite challenges posed by a changing health care landscape, a new updated study on physician practice arrangements by the American Medical Association ...

Jul 8, 2015 - 10:39:11 AM

News : National
Dramatic Midair Rescue, Saving Tucson Man’s Life

( - Life stopped suddenly for Tucsonan Richard "Dick" Highberger at 40,000 feet, when a silent and devastating cardiac arrest left him not breathing and with no heartbeat during a flight over Texas.

Jul 6, 2015 - 3:09:07 PM

News : National
Transparency Program Obscures Pharma Payments to Nurses, Physician Assistants

( - In June, a nurse practitioner in Connecticut pleaded guilty to taking $83,000 in kickbacks from a drug company in exchange for prescribing its high-priced treatment.

Jul 6, 2015 - 2:10:06 PM

Can Tattoos Cover Scalp Scars?

( - Bald spots are frequently thought of as being linked to the aging process, but what about other kinds of permanent hair loss?

Jul 2, 2015 - 12:55:02 PM

News : National
A Pharma Payment A Day Keeps Docs' Finances Okay

( - On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released new data on payments to doctors from pharmaceutical and medical device companies as required under the Affordable Care Act.

Jul 1, 2015 - 7:31:38 PM

Surprising Facts About Dehydration

( - A huge misconception about dehydration is the way one identifies it. Most people think that if they drink when they feel thirsty, they can avoid becoming dehydrated.

Jun 29, 2015 - 11:14:27 AM

Clash Between Same-sex Couples’ Right to Marry and Religious Freedom is Up Next

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. - The main battle over same-sex couples' right to marry is over, says University at Buffalo associate professor of law Michael Boucai, and that news was a real relief.

Jun 26, 2015 - 2:25:14 PM

News : National
The Perfect Summer Movie for Your Family

( - If you've got a soft spot for dogs, America's brave military men and women, and good summer family entertainment, have we got a movie for you!

Jun 26, 2015 - 12:40:01 PM

One, Two, Three Hacks‚ÄĒYou're Out! Four Lessons All Companies Can Learn from Baseball's Astros Hacking Scandal

( - Silicon Valley, CA (June 24, 2015)-Most of us assume that corporate espionage and digital theft of trade secrets rarely occur outside of technology, retail, and finance.

Jun 24, 2015 - 12:56:33 PM

News : National
An Overview of Common Types of Hormone Therapy

( - There are many hormones, each of which serve many functions in the body. While some hormones are important in sexual function, others support cognition and metabolism.

Jun 24, 2015 - 10:38:21 AM

News : National
MERS: Should We Be Worried?

( -- In parts of the Arabian Peninsula and in South Korea, a disease called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has claimed lives.

Jun 24, 2015 - 7:48:23 AM

News : National
Nutritionist Comments on New FDA Trans Fat Regulations

( - MANHATTAN - The Food and Drug Administration has announced that partially hydrogenated oils, which are the primary dietary source of trans fat, are not "generally recognized as safe" for use in food.

Jun 23, 2015 - 10:40:26 AM

News : National
First Health Canada Approved Medical Cannabis Clinical Trial Starts Patient Recruitment

( - SASKATOON, June 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Prairie Plant Systems and CanniMed, Canada's most well-established and reliable producer of medical cannabis, along with researchers at McGill University Health Centre and Dalhousie Universities....

Jun 23, 2015 - 9:45:42 AM

How To Hand Yourself Better-Looking Nails

( - If you ever have a problem with weak, damaged or unsightly nails, you may be glad to know the solution can be at your fingertips-if you heed these six helpful hints.


Jun 19, 2015 - 5:30:30 AM

News : National
23andMe Genotypes One Millionth Customer

( - Mountain View, Calif. - June 18, 2015 - 23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced it has genotyped more than one million people worldwide.

Jun 18, 2015 - 12:20:34 PM

News : National
2015 Hurricane Season Begins

( - June 17, 2015 - The North Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30.

Jun 17, 2015 - 4:43:58 PM

Remove Uninvited Pests from the Summer Barbeque with FlyPunch!

( - Greenville, SC (June  17, 2015)  - Imagine it: A summer barbeque.  The backyard is prepared with a hot, seasoned grill, open bottles of wine and beer, and summer's bounty of ripe, sweet fruits, fresh vegetables...

Jun 17, 2015 - 1:58:09 PM

News : National
Control Your Beliefs and Take Command Over Your Life

( - "Why is it I have prayed and prayed and got no answer? Jim Jensen has been asked this question untold times. It's a very common complaint all over the world.

Jun 17, 2015 - 12:56:34 PM

Botox: It's Not Just for Wrinkles

( - Albertson, NY, June 17, 2015 - In 2002, the FDA approved the use of injected botulinum toxin type A for temporary reduction in the appearance of wrinkles between the eyebrows.

Jun 17, 2015 - 12:48:07 PM

Making Good Choices About Anesthesia

( - Boston, MA -From stitching up a cut to bypassing a coronary artery, most operations aren't possible without anesthesia

Jun 17, 2015 - 7:41:07 AM

News : National
Advocates Support Research to Find New Treatments for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

( - On June 10 and 11 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sponsored an Advisory Committee meeting to consider the approval of a new class of drugs to treat high cholesterol called PCSK9 inhibitors.

Jun 16, 2015 - 4:09:13 PM

News : National
The Fourth of July 2015

( - June 16, 2015 - On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.

Jun 16, 2015 - 10:57:06 AM

News : National
Three Quarters of Americans Say Prescription Drug Costs Are Unreasonable

( - - Nearly three quarters (73%) of the public view prescription drug costs as unreasonable, and far more blame pharmaceutical companies more than insurers for the high prices

Jun 16, 2015 - 10:40:32 AM

News : National
What’s the Latest with the U.S. Postal Service Trying to Reduce its Environmental Footprint?

( - As recent TV ads have been telling us, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has recently started delivering some mail on Sunday ...

Jun 12, 2015 - 4:17:05 PM

News : National
Father's Day June 21, 2015

( - June 12, 2015 - The idea of Father's Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

Jun 12, 2015 - 2:40:06 PM

News : National
Are MRIs Leaving Toxic Traces in the Brain?

( - Two prominent experts  in the radiology community called this month for more research into two contrast agents...

Jun 11, 2015 - 3:46:36 PM

News : National
End-of-life Care Gets $1M Boost from Saint Elizabeth

( - MARKHAM, ON, June 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Saint Elizabeth Community Enterprise, a national leader in social innovation and impact, is investing $1 million this year towards improving end-of-life care for people and families.

Jun 10, 2015 - 11:22:52 AM

News : National
Some Hospitals Marking Up Prices More Than 1,000 Percent

( - Newswise - The 50 hospitals in the United States with the highest markup of prices over their actual costs are charging out-of-network patients and the uninsured, as well as auto and workers' compensation insurers, more than 10 times the costs allowed by Medicare

Jun 9, 2015 - 10:23:26 AM

News : National
Pennsylvania Physician Andrew Gurman Announced as AMA’s New President-elect

( - CHICAGO - June 9, 2015 - The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the election of Andrew W. Gurman, M.D., an orthopaedic hand surgeon from Hollidaysburg, Pa., as the new president-elect

Jun 9, 2015 - 9:56:12 AM

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