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Electronic health records cannot replace a doctor who knows you

Electronic health records cannot replace a doctor who knows you

The introduction of electronic health records (EHRs) was accompanied by a great deal of fanfare. Such systems, which replace old paper-based charts in doctor’s offices ...

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A new procedure may preserve fertility in kids with cancer after chemo or radiation

A new procedure may preserve fertility in kids with cancer after chemo or radiation

Cancer in children was often a death sentence in decades past, but new therapies have saved their lives. Many of these treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, ...

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Not a good thing, a vet toxicologist explains

Not a good thing, a vet toxicologist explains

My family and I were on vacation in Florida recently and took advantage of a free afternoon to do some gift shopping for local memorabilia – not your ordinary T-shirts and ...

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Violence against women is overlooked in its role in opioid epidemic

Violence against women is overlooked in its role in opioid epidemic

One night, a woman I’ll call Tonya got a compliment from a guy when she was out with her boyfriend. Tonya’s boyfriend cursed her because another man had complimented her. ...

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Does most of your paycheck go to rent? That may be hurting your health

Does most of your paycheck go to rent? That may be hurting your health

New data on health across the U.S. shows that high housing costs are harming Americans’ health – and that some communities are affected more than others. The 2019 County ...

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How it manipulates us to tribalism

How it manipulates us to tribalism

The cruel murder of 50 people in New Zealand was another tragic reminder of how humans are capable of heartlessly killing their own kind just based on what they believe, ...

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Global study of pancreatic cancer offers possible insights into treatment and early detection

Global study of pancreatic cancer offers possible insights into treatment and early detection

When “Jeopardy!” episode 7059 aired on April 30, 2015, the category was “The Human Body,” the price was $2,000, and the clue was “This gland’s main duct, the duct of ...

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Marijuana is a lot more than just THC

Marijuana is a lot more than just THC

Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states as of November 2018. Yet the federal government still insists marijuana has no legal use and is easy to abuse. In the meantime, ...

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Doctors need to talk through treatment options better for black men with prostate cancer

Doctors need to talk through treatment options better for black men with prostate cancer

African-American men have the highest risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer as well as dying from it compared to any other ethnic group in the U.S. This trend has ...

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Can a genetic test predict if you will develop Type 2 diabetes?

Can a genetic test predict if you will develop Type 2 diabetes?

When I got home after work I was surprised to find my husband and three children sitting by the television and watching the news. They had just learned that the direct to ...

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