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How a shutdown might affect your health

January 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
How a shutdown might affect your health

A government shutdown would have far-reaching effects for public health, including the nation’s response to the current, difficult flu season. It could also disrupt some federally supported health services.

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Everything you never wanted to know about bed bugs, and more

January 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Everything you never wanted to know about bed bugs, and more

These intrepid little insects aren’t picky about where they set up shop – luxury suites and hospitals, public housing and rich neighbourhoods are all equally attractive to them. So why have bed bugs returned, why are they so successful and what solutions exist to help us get rid of them?

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When food stamps pass as tickets to better health

January 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
When food stamps pass as tickets to better health

For every dollar worth of food stamps enrollees spend on fresh produce in a given month, they receive a one-to-one match, up to $10, $20 or $40, which they can spend only on more fruits and vegetables.

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Four ways having a pet increases your lifespan

January 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Four ways having a pet increases your lifespan

A new study has found dog ownership is linked to improved heart health for humans. This is an important finding, given heart disease is the leading cause of death globally.

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If poor neighborhood = poor Health, relocation is one solution – Video

January 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
If poor neighborhood = poor Health, relocation is one solution – Video

Research confirms that moving families into less segregated neighborhoods improves overall health, and some communities are giving families vouchers to relocate.

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Should you get a 3-D mammogram?

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Should you get a 3-D mammogram?

A growing number of women are being asked if they want to have a three-dimensional (3-D) mammography in addiction to the standard to the two-dimensional (2-D) screening. What’s not yet clear is whether this newer, more expensive technology is better at catching cancers that are likely to kill.

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‘Safety Net’ hospitals face federal budget cuts

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Safety Net’ hospitals face federal budget cuts

A double whammy of federal budget cuts might force many hospitals, particularly those that serve poor or rural communities, to scale back services or even shut their doors.

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Trump’s work-for-Medicaid rule puts work on states’ shoulders

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Trump’s work-for-Medicaid rule puts work on states’ shoulders

States considering work-for-Medicaid rule face major hurdles. They will have to figure out how to define the work requirement and alternative options, such as going to school or volunteering; how to enforce the rules; how to pay for new administrative costs; and how to handle the millions of enrollees likely to seek exemptions.

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How does assisting with suicide affect physicians?- Viewpoint

January 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
How does assisting with suicide affect physicians?- Viewpoint

As a physician and medical ethicist, I am opposed to any form of physician assistance with a patient’s suicide. Furthermore, I believe that the term “medical aid in dying” allows physicians to avoid the harsh truth that they are helping patients kill themselves.

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Injection sites provide safe spots to shoot up

January 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Injection sites provide safe spots to shoot up

Supervised drug injection facilities are being proposed in a growing number of cities and states to stem overdose deaths and help people find treatment.

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