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6 questions you can ask a loved one to help screen for suicide risk

6 questions you can ask a loved one to help screen for suicide risk

Suicide rates in the United States have increased by 25-30 percent since 1999. This is particularly true for youth ages 12-24, with increases of approximately 30 percent ...

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The friendship of Michelle Obama and George W. Bush strikes a hopeful, important chord

The friendship of Michelle Obama and George W. Bush strikes a hopeful, important chord

Earlier this month, a video showing George Bush passing candy to Michelle Obama at the funeral of John McCain went viral. That such a simple act of kindness should ...

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Simple blood test could read people’s internal clock

Simple blood test could read people’s internal clock

In life, timing is everything. Your body’s internal clock – the circadian rhythm – regulates an enormous variety of processes: when you sleep and wake, when you’re ...

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New technique heals wounds with reprogrammed skin cells

New technique heals wounds with reprogrammed skin cells

People with severe burns, bedsores or chronic diseases such as diabetes are at risk for developing wounds known as cutaneous ulcers, which can extend through multiple ...

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Why it’s hard for blacks to pull themselves up by bootstraps when it comes to health

Why it’s hard for blacks to pull themselves up by bootstraps when it comes to health

Many Americans deeply believe that people should pull themselves up by their bootstraps. After all, individual responsibility is a core American value. Too much emphasis ...

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It’s 2018. Do you know where your medical records are?

It’s 2018. Do you know where your medical records are?

Can you imagine a future where the question “Did you bring a copy of your test results?” becomes entirely unnecessary? That could happen, but the methods that most ...

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Time-restricted eating can overcome the bad effects of faulty genes and unhealthy diet

Time-restricted eating can overcome the bad effects of faulty genes and unhealthy diet

Timing our meals can fend off diseases caused by bad genes or bad diet. Everything in our body is programmed to run on a 24-hour or circadian time table that repeats every ...

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Anorexia more stubborn to treat than previously believed, analysis shows

Anorexia more stubborn to treat than previously believed, analysis shows

Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric illness that primarily effects young people during their adolescence. While anorexia is relatively uncommon, affecting about 1 percent of ...

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Why synthetic marijuana is so risky

Why synthetic marijuana is so risky

The Green, a gathering place in New Haven, Connecticut, near Yale University looked like a mass casualty zone, with 70 serious drug overdoses over a period spanning Aug. ...

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Why McCain and all POWs deserve our profound respect and gratitude

Why McCain and all POWs deserve our profound respect and gratitude

On Saturday, John McCain, the U.S. Republican senator from Arizona, a war hero and two-time presidential contender, died. As remembrances of him pour out, let us not focus ...

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