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Safe Space for Illegal Drug Consumption in Baltimore Would Save $6 Million a Year

( - A new cost-benefit analysis conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and others suggests that $6 million in costs related to the opioid epidemic could be saved each year ....

May 25, 2017 - 10:08:45 AM

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How Fear Can Develop Out of Others’ Traumas

( - What happens in the brain when we see other people experiencing a trauma or being subjected to pain?

May 25, 2017 - 9:14:14 AM

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Crushing Student Debt Could Leave the Average College Grad with No Hope of Retirement

( - A recent survey found that the burden of college debt is keeping millions of young people from saving for retirement.

May 23, 2017 - 12:14:58 PM

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One of the Deadliest Hospital-Acquired Infections Is Preventable

( - For some hospital patients, going on a ventilator is often the difference between life and death.

May 23, 2017 - 11:50:40 AM

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An Officer and a Physician

( - Some children grow up watching cartoons and dreaming of becoming superheroes. Sara “Ellie” Warren became fascinated by military medicine as a child growing up near Seattle....

May 23, 2017 - 9:56:22 AM

Education, Rapid Care Keys to Preventing Sepsis Deaths

( - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A comprehensive study of sepsis treatment conducted by UF Health researchers has concluded that a new educational program to identify and treat the condition

May 18, 2017 - 2:13:47 PM

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Crypto Outbreaks Linked to Swimming Have Doubled Since 2014

( - Outbreaks of a parasitic infection linked to swimming pools and water playgrounds are increasingly being reported to CDC, with twice as many outbreaks in 2016 as in 2014.

May 18, 2017 - 1:03:32 PM

Replacing Bone Grafts to Repair Nonhealing Limb Fractures

( - LOS ANGELES  ─ A Cedars-Sinai-led team of investigators has successfully repaired severe limb fractures in laboratory animals with an innovative technique that cues bone to regrow its own tissue.

May 18, 2017 - 10:26:03 AM

Hospital-acquired Anemia More Common, Increases Risks

( - DALLAS – May 17, 2017 – One in three patients hospitalized for medical problems experienced a drop in their red blood cell count due to the hospitalization

May 18, 2017 - 9:39:51 AM

Kannaway Energy Chews

( - SAN DIEGO, CA Medical Marijuana, Inc.(OTC: MJNA) announced today that its subsidiary, Kannaway LLC, the first hemp lifestyle network to offer cannabidiol (CBD) hemp botanical products....

May 18, 2017 - 9:22:17 AM

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Researchers Launch National Study on the Lives of LGBTQ Teens

( - UConn researchers and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have launched a new, comprehensive national survey to examine the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) teenagers.

May 17, 2017 - 11:23:42 AM

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Head Lice Enjoy Summer Camp as Much as Kids Do

, May 17, 2017 -- As you plan to send your kids to summer camp, being prepared for head lice is as important as packing sunblock, goggles and stationery.

May 17, 2017 - 11:09:29 AM

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On World Hypertension Day, AMA Urges More Patients to Know their Numbers

( - CHICAGO – With one in three American adults living with high blood pressure and at increased risk of heart attack and stroke....

May 16, 2017 - 3:44:31 PM

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1st Center Dedicated To Mom And Baby Safety

( - HOUSTON (MAY 16, 2017) – The first-ever center in the United States dedicated exclusively to improving safety for pregnant women and babies has been established through grants....

May 16, 2017 - 3:00:45 PM

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Are You Banking On Social Security For Your Retirement Income?

( - If you’re a middle-income baby boomer, chances are you’re still struggling to recover from the financial crash that began in 2007.

May 16, 2017 - 1:39:10 PM

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Universal Coverage Means Less Care

( - The reported success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) is based on enrollment numbers. Millions more have “coverage.”

May 16, 2017 - 1:32:04 PM

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver Checklist

( - WASHINGTON, DC, May 16, 2017; - Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new information to help states seek waivers from requirements in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

May 16, 2017 - 1:25:49 PM

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Palliative Care — Improving Quality of Life During a Serious Illness

( - What’s the difference between palliative care and hospice care?

May 16, 2017 - 12:31:29 PM

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Managing Body Donations Can Be Quite the Undertaking

( - Many people hope to leave a lasting legacy after they pass away through their family, their careers, or philanthropy.

May 15, 2017 - 10:29:40 AM

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Saving Ryan: A Dramatic Tale of Hope, Persistence, and Medical Ingenuity

( - DALLAS – May 12, 2017 – Ryan Dant was afraid. He knew he likely wouldn’t live to see his 11th birthday due to a virulent disease that would stiffen his limbs, attack his heart, and destroy his brain.

May 12, 2017 - 4:21:52 PM

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Flip Your Fridge And Save Energy

( - America, it’s time to “Flip Your Fridge”! If your refrigerator is 15 years old or older, replacing it with a new ENERGY STAR®certified model can save you more than $270 ....

May 12, 2017 - 12:35:32 PM

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With Federal Threats Looming, States Should Protect and Improve Medicaid Family Planning Service

( - The Trump administration and conservatives in Congress are seeking to restructure the Medicaid program in ways that would severely undermine coverage....

May 11, 2017 - 10:18:48 AM

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New Lyme Disease Forecast Map Targets Rising Tide of Ticks

( - Athens, Ga. – As the rate of Lyme disease grows rapidly across the United States, new research offers veterinarians a forecasting map ....

May 11, 2017 - 10:01:21 AM

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Study Shows ‘walking a mile in their shoes’ May be Hazardous to Your Health

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. – When it comes to empathy, the idiom that suggests “walking a mile in their shoes” turns out to be problematic advice, according to new research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

May 11, 2017 - 9:03:56 AM

New Meaning for Mother's Day

, May 10, 2017 - "It was the best Mother's Day", said Anne, when her son John was finally released from the hospital on a particularly special Mother's Day in 1983.

mall baby, weighing just over one pound.

May 10, 2017 - 10:03:18 AM

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What Does Scott Gottlieb’s Leadership Mean for Scientific Integrity at the FDA?

( - Later this afternoon the Senate will vote to confirm Scott Gottlieb as the next U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner. What does this mean for scientists and science-based policymaking at the FDA?

May 9, 2017 - 5:51:30 PM

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Breast-Feeding Plays Important Role in ‘Seeding’ Infant Microbiome with Beneficial Bacteria

( - Mothers protect their babies and teach them habits to stay healthy and safe as they grow. A new UCLA-led study shows that beneficial bacteria from mothers do much the same thing.

May 9, 2017 - 11:26:55 AM

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Text Messaging and Protected Health Information

( - The first short message service (SMS) “text message” was sent in 1992 from a computer to a mobile phone. It read: “Merry Christmas.”

May 8, 2017 - 4:44:13 PM

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Mother’s Day for Women in Medicine—Better Than Roses

( - A few days before we were invited to write this Mother’s Day article, both of us—mother (M.A.) and daughter (L.G.)—walked arm in arm in one of the many marches in January 2017 to underscore women’s rights in the face of the new Trump administration.

May 8, 2017 - 3:36:02 PM

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U.S. Life Expectancy Varies by More Than 20 Years from County to County

( - Life expectancy is rising generally in America, but some areas have seen death rates going conspicuously in the other direction.

May 8, 2017 - 11:29:41 AM

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Mother’s Day: May 14, 2017

( - Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia, Pa., on May 10, 1908.

May 8, 2017 - 10:42:01 AM

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Giving a Voice to People Who Stutter for 70 Years

( - MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 8, 2017) - The Stuttering Foundation,, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, marking seven decades as the world's foremost nonprofit dedicated to helping those who stutter.

May 8, 2017 - 10:24:36 AM

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Census Bureau News -- U.S. Population Projected to Cross 325 Million Threshold

( - MAY 5, 2017 — On May 7, 2017, at 6:13 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the U.S. population clock is projected to cross the 325 million threshold.

May 5, 2017 - 12:37:10 PM

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Businesses Seek Guidance On Health Plan ‘Affordability’ And ‘Access’

( - When it comes to the national discourse on health insurance, politicians and the media frequently combine the terms “affordability” and “access” as if they naturally go together.

May 5, 2017 - 12:25:17 PM

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Hair Cuttery Donates More Than 81,000 Haircuts to Victims of Domestic Violence

( - VIENNA, Va.
, May 5, 2017 -- Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, today announced the donation of 81,731 haircuts to support victims of domestic violence.

May 5, 2017 - 10:37:55 AM

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Statement from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma

( - Today is the first of what I am confident will be many historic days ahead as we move toward patient-centered healthcare instead of government-centered healthcare.

May 4, 2017 - 4:10:24 PM

Federal Law Regulating a Chemical Needed to Make Cocaine Helps Protect Mothers and Babies

( - GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Federal regulation of a chemical used in the illegal manufacture of cocaine appears to have helped lower cocaine-related hospital stays for new mothers and babies in the United States.

May 4, 2017 - 9:16:29 AM

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Bicycle Road Side Service

( - OMAHA, NE (May 3, 2017) May is National Bicycle Safety Month and AAA-The Auto Club Group is pleased to announce that free bicycle service is now included with all membership levels.

May 3, 2017 - 2:27:29 PM

Got Hives? Hold the Steroids.

( - WASHINGTON — Despite standard use for the itching associated with urticarial (commonly known as hives), prednisone (a steroid) offered no additional relief to emergency patients suffering from hives than a placebo did....

May 3, 2017 - 9:35:35 AM

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How To Honor Your Mother

( - There are 2 billion mothers in the world-over 85 million in the U.S.

May 2, 2017 - 4:04:29 PM

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