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Head Lice Removal Kit Is Now Available In Pharmacies

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SAN ANTONIO,¬†May 03, 2016 - Mission Pharmacal announced today that the former prescription Lycelle¬ģ Head Lice Removal Kit will now be available without a prescription.

May 3, 2016 - 3:26:12 PM

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1 in 3 Antibiotic Prescriptions Unnecessary

(HealthNewsDigeswt.com) - At least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are unnecessary, according to new data published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 

 

May 3, 2016 - 3:12:45 PM

News : National
Imodium for a Legal High Is As Dumb and Dangerous as It Sounds

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON,¬†May 3, 2016¬†¬†--¬†The over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication Imodium¬ģ, or its key ingredient loperamide, is increasingly being abused by people attempting to self-treat their opioid addiction, with sometime fatal results.

May 3, 2016 - 1:37:56 PM

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Special Needs Summer Camp - Who is Teaching Who?

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC - "Some people look at individuals with disabilities and think, 'Oh, we're going to have to help them a lot.'

May 2, 2016 - 8:16:30 PM

News : National
Pursuing Health Equity for the Nation

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation' is this year's theme for National Minority Health Month, which we mark every April as a time to focus on efforts to help all Americans achieve the highest level of health they can.

Apr 25, 2016 - 3:38:06 PM

News : National
'Be Kind To Animals Week'

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - For generations of Americans, May has always been associated with kindness. Millions of people around the country young and old are joining American Humane Association.....

Apr 22, 2016 - 2:20:52 PM

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Removing Painful Keloid Scars For Good

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Albertson, NY, April 2016 - Earlier this year, Michael (name has been changed to protect the patient's privacy), a 27 year old from Queens, had had enough. He'd had a keloid scar-a type of tissue overgrowth that plagues roughly 10 percent of the population

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:28:52 PM

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Minor Head Trauma in Older Adults, Repeat ER Visits

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio - Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths for older Ohioans

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:15:32 AM

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MinnesotaTeen Wins "DRIVE2LIFE" PSA Contest

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 --  A senior at Benilde-St. Margaret's School in St. Louis Park, MN has been named grand prize winner of the 6th annual Drive2Life PSA Contest

Apr 20, 2016 - 2:52:41 PM

News : National
House Committee Votes to Save the Vaping Industry

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a big win for vapers, this afternoon the House Appropriations Committee voted in favor....

Apr 19, 2016 - 5:40:02 PM

News : National
Red Cross Opens Shelters around Houston After Dangerous Floods Engulf Region

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, April 19, 2016  -- Nearly two feet of rain resulted in devastating floods around the greater Houston metro area Monday ....

Apr 19, 2016 - 2:51:57 PM

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Children Pulled Alive from the Rubble

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - FAIRFIELD, Conn., April 19, 2016 -- Hundreds of children have reportedly been pulled out of the rubble alive by Ecuadorian authorities and local people....

Apr 19, 2016 - 2:46:17 PM

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Three Million Pounds of Abandoned Fishing Gear Safely Removed from U.S. Waterways

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016  -- Today, the Fishing for Energy partnership announced that more than three million pounds of old fishing gear and marine debris have been removed from United States waterways and coastlines since 2008

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:38:26 PM

News : National
Lands' End Launches #DearMom Campaign

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DODGEVILLE, Wis., April 14, 2016  -- When it comes to expressing love and gratitude, adult children admit to not telling their moms often enough.

Apr 14, 2016 - 1:31:59 PM

News : National
AMA Starts Search for the Best New Ideas to Create a Healthier Nation

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO - April 14, 2016 - The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced it is offering prizes totaling $50,000 to help physicians and medical students bring their cutting-edge health care ideas to reality with the launch of the AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge.

Apr 14, 2016 - 1:20:53 PM

News : National
CDC Concludes Zika Causes Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded, after careful review of existing evidence, that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects.

Apr 13, 2016 - 5:03:13 PM

News : National
Is the United States Prepared for a Major Zika Virus Outbreak?

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - From its initial discovery in Ugandan forests nearly 70 years ago, the Zika virus has emerged as a worldwide public health crisis, with active transmission in more than 40 countries in the Americas and Caribbean.

Apr 13, 2016 - 5:00:47 PM

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What Flint's Water Crisis Could Mean for the Rest of the Nation

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Elevated levels of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, brought to light not only the troubles of one city but also broader concerns about the nation's aging water distribution system

Apr 13, 2016 - 1:45:17 PM

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Letting Every Voice Be Heard

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - For most people, the ability to speak is an essential function of their everyday personal and professional life, and one that they take for granted.

Apr 12, 2016 - 9:12:36 AM

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CMS Launches Largest-ever Multi-payer Initiative to Improve Primary Care in America

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced its largest-ever initiative to transform and improve how primary care is delivered and paid for in America.

Apr 11, 2016 - 10:02:54 AM

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Geisinger President and CEO Named One of the Nation's Top Ten influential Healthcare Leaders

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DANVILLE, Pa., April 8, 2016  --Geisinger President and CEODavid T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, has landed in the top 10 of Modern Healthcare's 2016 list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.

 

Apr 8, 2016 - 10:05:45 AM

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Debtors Anonymous Offers Hope for People Struggling with Debt

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEEDHAM, Mass., April 4, 2016  -- Most people incur debt at various points in their lives.

Apr 4, 2016 - 7:53:37 AM

News : National
What You Need to Know About Zika Virus: Pregnancy and Sexual Transmission

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - No treatment or vaccine currently exists for Zika virus. For most people who contract the virus, the illness will be mild and pass on its own in about one week

Mar 31, 2016 - 1:21:18 PM

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Your Legs Vs. Time and Gravity: Preventing Varicose and Spider Veins

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Embarrassing, isn't it? Your varicose veins. Sure, they're not painful, but let's be honest. You'd rather wear pants than shorts. Is that any way to live your life?

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:08:21 AM

News : National
Beware of Binge-watching Negative News

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Media coverage of tragic events happens almost immediately and continues for days.

Mar 25, 2016 - 2:14:47 PM

News : National
Should the FBI be Able to Hack Your Smartphone?

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - This week, a federal judge postponed hearings in Apple v. FBI, one of the most high-profile court cases in the nation-and one that has reinvigorated the privacy versus security debate.

Mar 24, 2016 - 2:19:23 PM

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MosquitoMax¬ģ Launches Groundbreaking New Tool for Mosquito Control

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HOUSTON, March 22, 2016  -- Houston-based MosquitoMax has invented a patent-pending automatic larvicide dispensing device that works year-round to eliminate mosquito larva in catch basins....

Mar 22, 2016 - 9:31:09 AM

News : National
Doctor Urges New Way to Avoid Opioid Abuse & Dependency

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York - March 21, 2016 - O, The Oprah Magazine's April 2016 issue features Dr. Indra Cidambi, an Addiction Expert and Medical Director at New Jersey's first licensed outpatient detox facility....

Mar 21, 2016 - 4:01:59 PM

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How Schools Can Help Break the Cycle of Poverty

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HERSHEY- Milton Hershey School¬ģ (MHS), a tuition-free, private boarding school serving preK-12 students facing extreme poverty released a new white paper

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:30:40 AM

News : National
New SARS-like Virus is Poised to Infect Humans

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Chapel Hill, N.C. ­ March 14, 2016 ­ A SARS-like virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats may be poised to infect humans without the need for adaptation....

Mar 14, 2016 - 4:11:21 PM

News : National
Get Ready to ‚ÄėSpring Ahead‚Äô for Daylight Savings Time

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - This Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m., remember to ‚Äėspring ahead' into daylight savings time by adjusting your clock one hour forward.

Mar 11, 2016 - 1:18:40 PM

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VA Expands Hepatitis C Drug Treatment

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is now able to fund care for all Veterans with hepatitis C for Fiscal Year 2016 regardless of the stage of the patient's liver disease.

Mar 9, 2016 - 4:19:23 PM

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Daylight Savings... Higher Risk of Drowsy Driving

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, March 8, 2016 --  It marks the unofficial start of spring, as days get longer and we enjoy more sunlight.

Mar 8, 2016 - 4:15:30 PM

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Custom-Fitted Spine Implants

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Custom fit is the key when it comes to spinal implant rods, which an estimated 38,000 people need each year.

Mar 8, 2016 - 10:39:50 AM

News : National
NHeLP Urges Action on High Drug Pricing

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON--The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) sent a letter to Senators Ron Wyden and Chuck Grassley supporting the Senate Finance Committee's investigation into high prices....

Mar 7, 2016 - 4:08:09 PM

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StopMakingExcuses Awareness Campaign for Restless Legs Syndrome

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SANTA CLARA, CA-March 7, 2016-Nearly 7 million Americans suffer from restless legs syndrome (RLS). [i] For many patients suffering from moderate to severe symptoms, RLS is debilitating....

Mar 7, 2016 - 2:49:08 PM

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How Zika Virus Could Affect the Developing Brain

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Researchers from Emory University School of Medicine were part of a recent advance in understanding how the Zika virus harms the developing brain.

Mar 4, 2016 - 5:14:11 PM

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Navigating Retail Health Clinics

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Boston, MA - The hot trend of making health care more convenient is showing up in more and more local drugstores and big box chains in the form of retail health clinics

Mar 4, 2016 - 8:11:25 AM

News : National
As Substance Abuse Rises, Hospitals Drug Test Mothers, Newborns

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A dramatic increase in heroin and painkiller use in the Cincinnati, Ohio area worried Scott Wexelblatt, MD, a neonatologist at Cincinnati Children's Perinatal Institute.....

Mar 2, 2016 - 12:13:26 PM

News : National
Women's History Month

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Profile America - Tuesday, March 1st. This is Women's History Month - a time to recognize the often overlooked vision, courage, and accomplishments of the nation's women.

Mar 1, 2016 - 7:42:31 AM

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