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How investing in public health could cure many health care problems

How investing in public health could cure many health care problems

Now that the Cassidy-Graham bill has been pulled, it’s a good time to think about concrete ways to improve health and health care in our country. Despite advances in ...

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The real reason some people become addicted to drugs

The real reason some people become addicted to drugs

Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted. It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction develops over time. To ...

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Healthy choices are neither good or bad; only thinking makes them so

Healthy choices are neither good or bad; only thinking makes them so

Doing healthy things can feel like a battle between the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other. The devil impels me to order the bacon burger for lunch, but the ...

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Mold a long-term problem after flooding and disasters

Mold a long-term problem after flooding and disasters

One of the biggest issues surrounding flooding after natural disasters is mold, a problem that can stay with a structure long after floodwaters have receded. Considering ...

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Mexico’s road to recovery after quakes is far longer than it looks

Mexico’s road to recovery after quakes is far longer than it looks

In the span of just 11 days, Mexico was devastated by two major earthquakes that destroyed buildings and claimed lives across southern and central Mexico. The official ...

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How the anal cancer epidemic in gay and bi HIV-positive men can be prevented

How the anal cancer epidemic in gay and bi HIV-positive men can be prevented

Almost 620,000 gay and bisexual men in the United States were living with HIV in 2014, and 100,000 of these men were not even aware of their infection. These men are 100 ...

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Why your kids might be able to see better if they play outdoors more often

Why your kids might be able to see better if they play outdoors more often

The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of ...

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Opioid epidemic causing rise in hepatitis C infections and other serious illnesses

Opioid epidemic causing rise in hepatitis C infections and other serious illnesses

Many Americans now know that, over the past decade, opioid addiction and deaths from opioid overdose in the U.S. have skyrocketed. But we don’t hear as often about the ...

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How getting a drink can be dirty business

How getting a drink can be dirty business

Have you ever thought about what might tag along when you add ice or a lemon slice to your drink? When lemons and ice are served in beverages, they not only bring flavor ...

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When is it OK to prescribe opioids?

When is it OK to prescribe opioids?

America’s opioid crisis is getting worse. The role of prescription opioids has both the medical establishment and the government justifiably worried. In response, the ...

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