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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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More than 80 Percent of Immigrants Living in US Without Authorization Have History of Trauma

(   – (Nov. 7, 2017) –
More than 80 percent of immigrants residing in the U.S. without authorization near the California-Mexico border have a lifetime history of traumatic events

Nov 7, 2017 - 12:40:33 PM

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Meniscal Tears: How Do They Happen?

( - New York, NY and Greenwich, CT, November 7, 2017 – When people refer to torn cartilage in the knee, they’re often talking about a tear in the meniscus, the wedge of cartilage cushioning the space between the thighbone and shinbone.

Nov 7, 2017 - 9:53:09 AM

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Fall Back with Daylight Saving Time

( - Don't forget to turn your clocks back this weekend. For much of the U.S. and many places around the world, daylight saving time comes to an end on Nov. 5

Nov 3, 2017 - 12:05:43 PM

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Voting Does Not Reduce Crime

( - A new study casts doubt on a promising application of the timeworn theory — posited by thinkers such as Rousseau, Alexander de Tocqueville, and John Stuart Mill — that political engagement....

Nov 2, 2017 - 11:15:30 AM

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Everything You Need to Know About the Glucose Test During Pregnancy

( - Many of the complications you might experience while you’re expecting come with side effects, and certain pregnancy symptoms can tell you when something’s not right.

Nov 2, 2017 - 7:29:29 AM

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As Daylight Savings Time Ends, Danger On Roads Increases

( - NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2017  --  As we move our clocks back an hour this weekend, our streets and highways become more dangerous.

Nov 1, 2017 - 11:25:16 AM

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Plastic Ocean Pollution a Driver of Climate Change?

( - Though burning fossil fuels is the primary cause of global warming, fossil fuels could also be driving climate change via a completely different mechanism....

Nov 1, 2017 - 10:23:12 AM

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New AMA Research Finds One in Five Physicians Ready to Reduce Clinical Work Hours

( - CHICAGO - The burden and bureaucracy of modern medicine inflict a toll on U.S. physicians and appear to be major factors influencing physicians’ intentions to reduce clinical work hours or leave the profession

Nov 1, 2017 - 9:25:48 AM

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Portable Microscope Makes Field Diagnosis Possible

( - A portable holographic field microscope developed by UConn optical engineers could provide medical professionals with a fast and reliable new tool for the identification of diseased cells and other biological specimens.

Oct 30, 2017 - 12:09:33 PM

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Nipple-sparing Mastectomy, Pre-pectoral Reconstruction (VIDEO)

( - As effective as a more invasive procedure,
nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate pre-pectoral reconstruction offers a woman a more natural appearance following breast cancer surgery.

Oct 30, 2017 - 11:48:41 AM

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Pharma Gifts to Providers Result in More Branded, Expensive Prescriptions

( - WASHINGTON — Physicians and other health care providers who received “gifts” from pharmaceutical companies were much more likely to prescribe a higher number of drugs per patient....

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:51:30 AM

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Individual with Complete Spinal Cord Injury Regains Voluntary Motor Function

( - LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A research participant at the University of Louisville with a complete spinal cord injury, who had lost motor function below the level of the injury, has regained the ability to move his legs voluntarily and stand six years after his injury.

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:34:18 AM

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Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years

( - Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to glyphosate, a chemical widely found in weed killer....

Oct 25, 2017 - 11:18:52 AM

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Rush First in Midwest to Implant Next-Generation Spinal Cord Stimulator

( - Rush University Medical Center’s Dr. Asokumar Buvanendran is among the first interventional pain medicine specialists in the country to implant a newly approved spinal cord stimulation device that automatically adjusts the amount of pain-blocking electrical impulses....

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:55:46 AM

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If You Slash the Price, They Will Come

( - If you want to increase grocery store sales, offer a discount on beer. And then place a tempting display of salty snacks right next to it – at full price.

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:43:36 PM

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Halloween: Oct. 31, 2017

( - Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires.

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:19:58 PM

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Demand for Primary Care Physicians Remains Strong

( - The Exit Survey, conducted annually since 1998 (excluding 2004 and 2006), provides an overview of the outcomes of training and the demand for new physicians.

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:12:06 PM

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Hospital's Respond When It's Uncertain if It's a Boy or a Girl

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich – Mike and Julie were eagerly counting down the days until they’d get to meet their baby girl, Emma. But hours after her birth, their joy turned to worry.

Oct 24, 2017 - 11:34:17 AM

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Medicine’s 'Choosing Wisely' Movement: Off to a Good Start, but Change Needed for Continued Success

( - Five years ago, a group of medical organizations did something they’d never done before: give doctors a list of things they shouldn’t do for their patients.

Oct 24, 2017 - 11:10:22 AM

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Television’s Biggest Night of the Year for Animal Lovers Arrives Wednesday with the Premiere of the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards

( - LOS ANGELES, October 23, 2017 – For animal lovers, it’s television’s biggest night of the year.

Oct 23, 2017 - 11:16:47 AM

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