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New Program Aims to Hold /GYNs in Rural America
August 18, 2017, at 5:31 PM

“The very first contraction woke me up at midnight,” said Shirley, who runs a backcountry outfitters just N of Tofte in rural Minnesota.

After Daughters&#eight thousand two hundred seventeen; Deaths, Moms Urge Parents to Consider Meningitis B Vaccine
August 18, 2017, at 9:11 AM

By the following day, she was dead. When the hospital called to declare Emily was in a coma, her brain swollen from bacterial meningitis, her mother didn't believe it, because she assumed her daughter had been fully vaccinated.

States Work To Hold Opioid Epidemic From Splitting Up Families
August 17, 2017, at 4:28 PM

Her newborn son had been born exposed to opioids — drugs she'd been abusing for years. If she didn’t obtain clean, she was at risk of losing him.

August 16, 2017, at 4:37 PM


Blood Test Finds Cancer Before Symptoms Start
August 16, 2017, at 3:25 PM

The blood test detected the majority of cancers in people with four of the biggest cancer killers: breast, colon, lung and ovarian cancer, the team at Johns Hopkins Univ said.

Teen Drug Overdoses Doubled From one thousand nine hundred ninety-nine to two thousand fifteen, Reveals
August 16, 2017, at 4:17 AM

In two thousand-fifteenth alone, there were seven hundred seventy-two drug overdose deaths for adolescents ages fifteen through nineteen and they died at a rate of 3.7 per 100.000, according to figures newly released Wednesday from the federal Centers for Sickness Control and Prevention.

August 15, 2017, at 6:20 PM

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Health Experts Outline Ways to Allow Better Care for Lesbians
August 15, 2017, at 5:10 PM

"Clinicians who have an understanding of lesbian women and their unique stressors, who allow a welcoming and inclusive environment, and who allow cross-cultural care are well positioned to reduce healthcare stigma and make better clinical outcomes," Drs.

Doctors From Top Medical Schools Prescribe Fewer Opioid Painkillers
August 15, 2017, at 5:09 PM

That’s the headline of a new study by two Princeton Univ researchers who examined two billion opioid prescriptions written in the U.

August 15, 2017, at 3:33 PM


Fentanyl in : How Executive Are Battling the Opioid Crisis in Trump’s Hometown
August 13, 2017, at 3:03 PM

Four suspected drug dealers and nearly twenty pounds of heroin and fentanyl were seized from a Manhattan apt six subway stops far from Trump Tower earlier this month.

TX Has the Highest Maternal Mortality Rate in the Developed World. Why?
August 12, 2017, at 8:26 AM

It was July twenty-six — eight days after Michelle gave birth. The Zavalas had rushed in after Michelle complained of tunnel vision, of feeling love she was going to faint.

August 10, 2017, at 8:15 PM

The FDA says it doesn’t know if the devices or the surgery to implant them is to blame but issued an alert to doctors to closely monitor patients who obtain them.

A Third of Men Utilize Condoms, But Not Every Time
August 10, 2017, at 11:54 AM

S. men declare they utilize condoms at minimum some of the time when they've sex, a new government survey shows. But just nineteen % of men reported condom utilize every time they'd sex, the survey from the National Middle for Health Statistics found.

August 10, 2017, at 9:07 AM

You may have heard about this infamous fifteen pound wt gain from your friends, the media, maybe even a nutrition class in school. It’s time to set the record straight and stop perpetuating this myth.

Deaths From Colon Cancer Are up in Younger, White People
August 09, 2017, at 7:13 PM

New statistics from the American Cancer Society indicate death rates from colon cancer have been increasing steadily among people under fifty-four since two thousand four.

Does Rain Expand Joint Pain? Researchers Declare Number
August 09, 2017, at 7:13 PM

Rheumatologists, doctors who specialize in treating joint pain, declare they hear this a lot, even though there isn’t much proof that supports a link between sore joints and moist weather.

Nashville Mayor Reveals Son Overdosed on Opioids and Other Drugs
August 09, 2017, at 7:12 PM

— Mayor Megan Barry heard a knock at her door at third a. m. on Sunday, July thirty. “Your first thought is that you've had a police officer who'south been injured,” she said, “and you necessity to obtain dressed, you necessity to go to the hospital, and you necessity to consolation the family." Instead, she was the one who'd necessity comforting.

Charges More for Generic Drugs Paid for With Insurance, Lawsuit Claims
August 09, 2017, at 4:26 PM

The lawsuit, filed on Monday, accuses CVS Health Corp of participating in a "fraudulent scheme" and claims the plaintiff, Megan Schultz, paid $165.68 for a prescription in July that, had she bought without using insurance, would've only cost $92.

Many Doctors Obtain Goodies from Opioid Makers
August 09, 2017, at 4:25 PM

S. doctors gets money, lunch or something else of cost from companies that create opioid drugs, researchers reported Wednesday. Companies are spending much more time and effort marketing opioids to doctors than they're other, less addictive painkillers, the researchers found.

August 09, 2017, at 10:51 AM

Maybe you'd family dinners or bought the groceries for the house. But presently that your kid is leaving the nest, they'll have full control over what they do and don’t keep in their bodies.

PR’s Exodus of Doctors Adds Health Care Strain to Dire Financial Crisis
August 08, 2017, at 6:10 PM

The government, some hospitals and non-profits are offering incentives to attempt to hold or invite doctors to PR as the situation worsens.

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