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How old is too old to drive?

How old is too old to drive?

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II at a horse show in 2018. On Jan. 17, 2019, Prince Philip crashed his Land Rover into another vehicle. 22/KGC-178-STAR MAX/IPx 2018/AP ...

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To end the HIV epidemic, addressing poverty and inequities one of most important treatments

To end the HIV epidemic, addressing poverty and inequities one of most important treatments

In his State of the Union speech, President Trump called for ending the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar ...

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Why it’s so difficult for scientists to predict the next outbreak of a dangerous disease

Why it’s so difficult for scientists to predict the next outbreak of a dangerous disease

A two-year-old boy in rural Guinea died of Ebola in December 2014. Over the next two years, almost 30,000 people in West Africa would be infected with the Ebola virus. ...

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Confusing and high bills for cancer patients add to anxiety and suffering

Confusing and high bills for cancer patients add to anxiety and suffering

Weeks after my father passed away from cancer in 2010, my newly widowed mother received a bill for US$11,000. Insurance retroactively denied a submitted claim for one of ...

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Why the US has higher drug prices than other countries

Why the US has higher drug prices than other countries

Spending on pharmaceuticals is on the rise worldwide. And it well should be. Today, we are able to cure some diseases like hepatitis C that were virtual death sentences ...

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Perpetual gaps exist in health care for African-Americans

Perpetual gaps exist in health care for African-Americans

Several years ago, MapQuest directed me on a 10-hour drive to visit my father in a Florida hospital. Complications from diabetes, including blindness, kidney failure, ...

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Stem cell treatments for arthritic knees are unproven, expensive, and potentially dangerous

Stem cell treatments for arthritic knees are unproven, expensive, and potentially dangerous

Twelve patients who tried injections of stem cells were hospitalized with infections, according to a report in The New York Times that should cause patients concern. More ...

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People diagnosed with cancer often don’t embrace the term ‘survivor’

People diagnosed with cancer often don’t embrace the term ‘survivor’

“Cancer survivor” has become a catch-all phrase to refer to living individuals diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Cancer clinics and clinicians, patient ...

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Potential treatment for eye cancer using tumor-killing virus

Potential treatment for eye cancer using tumor-killing virus

When most people think of the word “virus,” they often relate it to infections or diseases. The sole purpose of a virus is to attack and infect a normal cell, use it to ...

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How to avoid a Super Bowl injury to your voice

How to avoid a Super Bowl injury to your voice

Passionate football fans are an integral part of the Super Bowl experience. But the intensity of energy at the game or at local bars and restaurants can also be damaging ...

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