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Erasing Embarrassing Mistakes with the Help of Tattoo Removal

( - 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

( - 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

( - 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

( - 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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5 Little Known Tax Deductions that Are Worth Taking

( - BALTIMORE, Maryland – (February 16, 2015) – When it comes to filing taxes, it’s important to look for deductions that can be taken beyond the most common ones.

Feb 16, 2015 - 1:37:43 PM

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Consumers Union Supports GE Food Right-to-Know Act

( - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, today announced its support for the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, a bill in Congress that would create a federal standard for the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.

Feb 12, 2015 - 1:03:32 PM

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Tattoo-like Sensor can Detect Glucose Levels Without a Painful Finger Prick

( - Scientists have developed the first ultra-thin, flexible device that sticks to skin like a rub-on tattoo and can detect a person's glucose levels.

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:15:14 AM

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Increasing Individualism in U.S. Linked with Rise of White-Collar Jobs

( - Rising individualism in the United States over the last 150 years is mainly associated with a societal shift toward more white-collar occupations, according to new research published in Psychological Science

Feb 5, 2015 - 4:57:29 PM

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Pharmacists Reveal Their Most Recommended Over-The-Counter Medications

( - WASHINGTON, DC - This week, Pharmacy Today released the findings of the new Pharmacy Today Over-the-Counter Product Survey, conducted by the American Pharmacists Association. The annual survey presents the OTC products most often recommended by pharmacists in the U.S.


Feb 5, 2015 - 10:30:46 AM

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American Medical Association to FDA: Do Not Stifle Innovation

( - CHICAGO - As a result of its longstanding commitment to medical innovation to enhance patient care, the American Medical Association (AMA) yesterday submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressing concern...

Feb 3, 2015 - 3:07:16 PM

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Super Bowl XLIX: Feb. 1, 2015

( - Super Bowl XLIX will be played Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. This will be the second time the NFL's championship game will be held in Glendale and the third time in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Jan 29, 2015 - 12:28:38 PM

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Counting Every Veteran on the Way to Ending Homelessness

( - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald is taking a firsthand look at the issue of homelessness among Veterans by participating in this year's Point-in-Time (PIT) Count in Los Angeles, California. The PIT Count typically takes place in locations around the country during the month of January.

Jan 28, 2015 - 11:14:51 AM

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Happy Egg Co First Producer to Achieve Humane Certification

( - WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 27, 2015 - American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, today announced that the happy egg co. has become the first commercial egg producer in the United States to be granted humane certification from American Humane Association in the category "Layer Hens: Free-Range and Pasture-raised."

Jan 27, 2015 - 12:14:56 PM

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Study of Former NFL Players Reveals Specifics of Concussive Brain Damage

( - A team of Johns Hopkins specialists, using a battery of imaging and cognitive tests, has gathered evidence of accumulated brain damage that could be linked to specific memory deficits in former National Football League (NFL) players experienced decades after they stopped playing the game.

Jan 26, 2015 - 1:04:52 PM

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Researchers Identify Brain Circuit That Regulates Thirst

( - Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have identified a circuit in the brains of mice that regulates thirst. When a subset of cells in the circuit is switched on, mice immediately begin drinking water, even if they are fully hydrated. A second set of cells suppresses the urge to drink.

Jan 26, 2015 - 12:34:18 PM

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Johns Hopkins Pediatrician Catherine DeAngelis to Receive One of Field’s Highest Honors

( - Renowned Johns Hopkins Children's Center pediatrician and former JAMA editorCatherine D. DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H., will receive the 2015 Howland Medal of the American Pediatric Society, one of the highest awards in pediatric medicine, bestowed annually for distinguished service in the field as a whole.

Jan 26, 2015 - 10:22:26 AM

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Suggestions From Two Big Losers

( - If you've long felt you have a slim chance of getting fit, the inspiring story and useful tips from one father and daughter pair may help in a big way.

Jan 25, 2015 - 12:12:39 AM

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Making Sense of Drug Side Effects

( - Boston, MA - All drugs have effects. Some we want, others we don't. The unwanted ones are known as side effects. The January 2015 Harvard Women's Health Watch describes ways to limit or manage side effects.

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:09:54 AM

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Iodine Deficiency in Pregnant Women Impairs Embryonic Brain Development

( - (Vienna, 20th January 2014) Pregnant women in Austria commonly suffer from an iodine deficiency.

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:01:37 AM

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Would You Trust A Doctor Who Got Kickbacks To Prescribe Your Drugs?

( - I'm thinking, "Maybe not."  Yet, this sort of unethical practice goes on all the time.  According to physician/activist Roy Poses, MD, there were at least four significant settlements of such cases during the last half of 2014 alone.

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:01:22 AM

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American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

( - WASHINGTON, D.C., January 15, 2014 - American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, today announced the official start of the 2015 American Humane Association Hero Dog AwardsTM campaign

Jan 16, 2015 - 12:02:47 PM

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Wrangling Over Pesticide Ingredients Comes to a Head in 2015

( - Consumer advocates are fighting a new rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that aims to address concerns over "inert" ingredients, including fragrances and dyes, in pesticides for non-food use.

Jan 14, 2015 - 10:42:07 AM

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DNA 'glue' Could Someday be Used to Build Tissues, Organs

( - Windows allow brilliant natural light to stream into homes and buildings. Along with light comes heat that, in warm weather, we often counter with energy-consuming air conditioning.

Jan 14, 2015 - 10:28:37 AM

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Levels of 'Molly,' aka Ecstasy, Spike in Rivers Near Music Festival

( - The illicit drug called "Molly" or ecstasy is a serious concern for parents, law enforcement and now for environmentalists.

Jan 14, 2015 - 10:16:52 AM

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How to Investigate Health Professionals

( - Today we're launching two guides to help researchers, journalists and citizens check the license and disciplinary records of medical professionals in every state. One is for doctors, the other for nurses.


Jan 8, 2015 - 1:53:51 PM

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MUSC College of Nursing Ranked No. 1 in Nation

( - CHARLESTON, SC (January 8, 2015) - The MUSC College of Nursing's online graduate nursing program has earned the top spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs.

Jan 8, 2015 - 11:42:43 AM

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Geisinger Health System Celebrating 100 Years of Innovation

( - DANVILLE, Pa. - JANUARY 5, 2015 - The original dedication of the George F. Geisinger Memorial Hospital - slated for Sept. 25, 1915 - started out as an extravagant affair, featuring a parade, fireworks, a full musical program and a public address by M.G. Brumbaugh, the 26th Governor of Pennsylvania. None of that happened.

Jan 5, 2015 - 5:25:55 PM

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EPA’s Assessment of Dangerous Pesticide Leaves Communities at Risk

( - SAN FRANCISCO (January 5, 2015) - As 2014 drew to a close, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave a new year's gift to industry and took steps to allow children and pregnant women to be more at risk of exposure to the widely-used neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, a chemical that interferes with brain development in fetuses, infants and children.

Jan 5, 2015 - 4:56:27 PM

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Braille Institute Announces 2015 Braille Challenge in More Than 40 Cities Across the United States and Canada

( - Los Angeles - January 5, 2015 -- The Braille Challenge®, the only national reading and writing contest in braille for blind and visually impaired students, today announced the 2015 participating cities and dates

Jan 5, 2015 - 2:52:43 PM

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U.S. Bishops Take Aim at Sterilization

( - The Vatican has an absolute prohibition on sterilization for the purposes of birth control. The U.S. Catholic bishops consider the procedure "intrinsically immoral," on par with abortion.

Dec 30, 2014 - 12:06:33 PM

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Would Your Kitchen Pass a Restaurant Inspection?

( - MANHATTAN - With the holidays in full swing and family feasts being enjoyed, a Kansas State University food safety expert has cleaning tips on how your home kitchen could pass a restaurant inspection.


Dec 23, 2014 - 9:22:39 AM

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Red Star Rescue Team Rushes to Save Over 100 Suffering Animals

( - American Humane Association's renowned Red Star® Animal Emergency Services team rushed to Helmetta, New Jersey at the request of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) to help animals in terrible need. The deployment was made possible by Red Star presenting sponsor MARS Petcare US, makers of PEDIGREE® Food for Dogs.

Dec 20, 2014 - 12:18:49 PM

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Strong Neighborhood Ties Can Help Reduce Gun Violence

( - New Haven, Conn.-The bonds that tie a neighborhood together can help shield community members from gun violence

Dec 19, 2014 - 5:17:04 PM

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Clinic To Help Prevent Patients From Falling

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center now offers a multi-disciplinary clinic to help prevent falls that can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death.

Dec 19, 2014 - 12:15:27 PM

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Is the Label 'hypoallergenic' Helpful or Just Marketing Hype?

( - Many consumers seek out shampoos, soaps and cosmetics that are labeled "hypoallergenic" or "dermatologist tested," words that imply the products are safe to use.

Dec 17, 2014 - 10:45:26 AM

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Targeted Computer Games Can Change Behavior of Psychopaths

( - New Haven, Conn.- Psychopaths generally do not feel fear and fail to consider the emotions of others, or reflect upon their behavior - traits that make them notoriously difficult to treat.

Dec 16, 2014 - 7:44:52 PM

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Radiologist Launches Company to Improve Patient Communication

( - Columbus, GA Millions of imaging tests are performed in the United States each year. Although most of these exams are interpreted by a radiologist, patients usually receive their results from the ordering physician.

Dec 16, 2014 - 5:00:01 AM

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CDC Year in Review: 'Mission: Critical'

( - It's been an unprecedented year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as America's public health agency continues its emergency response to the most complex Ebola epidemic in history. Ebola, however, is far from the only critical mission CDC undertook in 2014.

Dec 15, 2014 - 2:24:43 PM

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Conflating Contraception with Abortion is Part of a Strategic Campaign to Restrict Access to Both

( - Leading U.S. antiabortion organizations are promoting the falsehood that some common methods of contraception-in particular, emergency contraception and intrauterine devices (IUDs)-constitute abortion.

Dec 15, 2014 - 12:47:14 PM

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AMA: U.S. Policy Must Not Conflict with Core Values of Medical Ethics

( - "The AMA has taken a clear stand that the participation of physicians in torture and coercive interrogation is a violation of core ethical values.

Dec 12, 2014 - 4:16:52 PM

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