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Why Will We See More Measles? Public Health Can Answer

August 20, 2018

Via: Forbes

As mentioned in my accompanying post, measles is on the rise in the U.S. and Europe. Many people don’t understand why is it on the rise in the U.S. One misconception is that refugees are a common source of measles. […]


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Researchers discuss techniques to help combat growing epidemic of obesity

August 17, 2018

Via: The Medical News

More than 60 percent of American adults weigh more than is healthy, which results in increased health issues for the patient and high health care costs. The 2018 AGA James W. Freston Conference, taking place Aug. 18-19, 2018, in Arlington, […]


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How Retail Mental Health Could Be Medicine’s Next Frontier

August 16, 2018

Via: Forbes

Throughout his residency and his last three years as a physician in psychiatry training at Mather Hospital in New York, Dr. Tamir Aldad saw upfront how thousands of mental health patients each year were sent home from the emergency room […]


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Why do women get more migraines?

August 14, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

“We can observe significant differences in our experimental migraine model between males and females and are trying to understand the molecular correlates responsible for these differences,” explains Professor Antonio Ferrer-Montiel from the Universitas Miguel Hernández, Spain. “Although this is a […]


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What are the long-term side effects of birth control?

August 14, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Hormonal methods of birth control are considered safe for most people. But is there a limit to how long you can safely use birth control? Some people take the birth control pill for much of their adult lives without a […]


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One in two people put their eye health at risk during summer, says eye research charity

August 10, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight says that one in two people is putting their eye health at risk during sunny weather by not always wearing ultraviolet (UV) protective sunglasses to protect their eyes. A YouGov poll conducted on […]


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Prescription drugs fuel CVS’ earnings beat as sales in the front of the store lag

August 8, 2018

Via: CNBC

CVS Health’ topped Wall Street’s expectations with its retail pharmacy business fueling growth despite fewer customers shopping in the front of its stores. Revenue from CVS’ retail pharmacy segment reached $20.7 billion, up 5.7 percent from the year-ago quarter, driven […]


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Study finds U.S. healthcare would benefit from more immigrants

August 7, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Opponents of increased immigration argue that migrants strain the U.S. healthcare system by driving up utilization at emergency departments and contributing to uncompensated care. But a study published Tuesday in the International Journal of Health Services finds those assertions to […]


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Positive Results For Ovid Drug, But Many Questions Remain

August 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

Michael Cecere’s child, Weston, is five years old. He struggles with daily living. He cannot speak, usually move by stroller or wheelchair, and only just learned to drink from a straw. The reason: a genetic deletion on his 15th chromosome, […]


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Antianxiety drugs — often more deadly than opioids — are fueling the next drug crisis in US

August 3, 2018

Via: CNBC

It is little wonder that stress levels today are higher than ever across the United States. Overloaded work schedules, juggling family and a career and making ends meet financially can all lead to anxiety and can affect nearly everyone from […]


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Study estimates heatwave deaths to increase steadily by 2080

August 1, 2018

Via: The Medical News

If people cannot adapt to future climate temperatures, deaths caused by severe heatwaves will increase dramatically in tropical and subtropical regions, followed closely by Australia, Europe and the United States, a global new Monash–led study shows. Published today in PLOS […]


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8 Lifestyle Habits May Counter The Health Effects Of Early Life Stress

July 19, 2018

Via: Forbes

In recent years, there’s been a lot of scientific interest in how our early life experiences—and traumas—effect changes in our bodies, brains, and psyches. And these can last for decades. In fact, early childhood experiences can significantly raise the risk […]


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High opioid doses, concurrent sedative use are key factors for overdose risk in Medicaid recipients

July 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Among Medicaid recipients taking prescription opioids, high opioid doses and concurrent treatment with benzodiazepine sedatives are among the key, potentially modifiable risk factors for fatal overdose, reports a study in the August issue of Medical Care. The journal is published […]


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What a U.S.-China trade war could mean for the opioid epidemic

July 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The American struggle to curb opioid addiction could become collateral damage in President Donald Trump’s showdown on trade. Trade tensions with allies were heightened by the White House announcement in March of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Now, another […]


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Patient balances after care continue steady rise

July 2, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The amounts that patients pay for healthcare services, after insurers settle with providers, continues to march upward, in part leading healthcare organizations to improve capabilities to handle new pressures on revenue cycle management. A recent study of patient balances after […]