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The yoga paradox: how yoga can cause pain and treat it

July 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The yoga paradox: how yoga can cause pain and treat it

Yoga carries with it a higher than expected risk of a painful wrist, elbow and shoulder, possibly due to poses like downward dog, new research suggests. But it’s not all bad news. The same study adds to growing evidence yoga can help manage low back and neck pain.

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How flu changes within the human body may hint at future global trends

July 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
How flu changes within the human body may hint at future global trends

In the past several years, advances in genome sequencing have begun to shed light on the beginnings of viral evolution, deep within individual infections. Could a single person’s flu infection tell us about how the virus changes across the world? As it turns out, a surprising amount.

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Safe under the ACA, patients with preexisting conditions now fear bias

June 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Safe under the ACA, patients with preexisting conditions now fear bias

With the protections of Obamacare in place, physicians in recent years have urged patients to be screened for a variety of diseases and predisposition to illness, feeling confident it would not affect their future insurability. But the results recorded on patients’ charts could haunt them, experts say.

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As surrogacy surges, new parents seek legal protections

June 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
As surrogacy surges, new parents seek legal protections

In 2015, 2,807 babies were born through surrogacy in the U.S., up from 738 in 2004, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Women are often paid at least $30,000 to carry a baby created from the egg and sperm of others. But in many places, once the baby arrives, outdated state laws fail to answer an important question: Who are the parents?

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For Millennials, both good and bad news in Senate’s GOP health bill

June 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
For Millennials, both good and bad news in Senate’s GOP health bill

The proposed legislation also would retain a popular Obamacare provision that allowed young adults up to age 26 to stay on their parents’ insurance. But the bill in its current form also could dramatically reduce health coverage and care for other young adults.

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Nursing home workers still posting nude and vulgar photos of residents on Snapchat

June 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nursing home workers still posting nude and vulgar photos of residents on Snapchat

In the last year alone, employees of at least 18 nursing homes and assisted living facilities have posted unauthorized — and in some cases, vulgar and stomach-turning — photos and videos of residents on Snapchat and other social media platforms

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Analysis: Mitch McConnell plans to hide Trumpcare’s pain until after midterms

June 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Analysis: Mitch McConnell plans to hide Trumpcare’s pain until after midterms

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is well aware of the political peril of taking health benefits away from millions of voters. But McConnell’s bill offers a solution: go ahead and repeal Obamacare, but hide the pain for as long as possible.

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CBO deals blow to Senate health bill with estimate of 22 million more uninsured

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
CBO deals blow to Senate health bill with estimate of 22 million more uninsured

Senate Republicans’ legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would leave an additional 22 million people without health care coverage over the next decade and cut the federal deficit by $321 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysisreleased late Monday.

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Precision Medicine: The promise vs. the reality

June 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Precision Medicine: The promise vs. the reality

Scientists find great potential in using genetic sequencing to help direct targeted cancer therapy, but practicing oncologists see some important limitations.

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Patients with mental disorders get half of all opioid prescriptions

June 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Patients with mental disorders get half of all opioid prescriptions

Adults with a mental illness receive more than 50 percent of the 115 million opioid prescriptions in the United States annually, according to a new study. The results prompted researchers to suggest that improving pain management for people with mental health problems “is critical to reduce national dependency on opioids.”

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