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Medicine’s gender revolution: how women stopped being treated as ‘small men’

Medicine’s gender revolution: how women stopped being treated as ‘small men’

Men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons.

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Bureaucratic ninjas’ slice red-tape to battle health disparities

‘Bureaucratic ninjas’ slice red-tape to battle health disparities

Shannon McGrath says its been a lot easier to make her medical appointments recently, thanks to help from the “patient navigator” Kaiser Permanente assigned her,

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Minoans and Mycenaeans shared common ancestry ancient DNA reveals

Minoans and Mycenaeans shared common ancestry ancient DNA reveals

Since the discovery of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete and the Mycenaean civilization on the Peloponnesian peninsula of mainland Greece, there have been many theories about where these people came from and whether they were related.

August 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
For rural veterans, new approaches for health care

For rural veterans, new approaches for health care

The idea of shuttling veterans to and from their appointments is not new. But the Volunteers of America North Louisiana program was different: It used paid drivers, picked rural veterans up at their homes, and transported veterans in wheelchairs, which the other program does not do.

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Are high heels bad for your health?

Are high heels bad for your health?

Given the evidence that more frequent wear is worse for women’s health, it is especially important that women are not required to wear high heels at work.

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Florida law will let patients get all their drug renewals at the same time

Florida law will let patients get all their drug renewals at the same time

For people who take multiple medications to manage chronic conditions, traipsing back and forth from the pharmacy to pick up pills can make it harder to stick to their doctors’ orders.

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Accreditors Can Keep Their Hospital Inspection Reports Secret, Feds Decide

Accreditors Can Keep Their Hospital Inspection Reports Secret, Feds Decide

Federal health officials have backed down from a controversial proposal that would have required private accreditors to publicly release reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation’s hospitals and health care facilities.

August 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hazy days: wildfire smoke and your health

Hazy days: wildfire smoke and your health

 Wildfire smoke contains small particles and other chemicals that irritate the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. It can cause your eyes to burn and your nose run, and lead to wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and headaches. It can also aggravate existing lung, heart, and circulatory conditions, including asthma and angina.

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Hot weather safety – tips from the Washington State Department of Health

Hot weather safety – tips from the Washington State Department of Health

Severe heat may cause illness or even death. When temperatures rise to extreme highs, reduce risks by taking the following precautions.

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Should you put sunscreen on infants? Not usually, says FDA

Should you put sunscreen on infants? Not usually, says FDA

“Babies’ skin is less mature compared to adults, and infants have a higher surface-area to body-weight ratio. These factors mean that an infant’s exposure to the chemicals in sunscreens may be much greater, increasing the risk of side effects.”

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