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Knowing the signs of Lewy body dementia may help speed diagnosis

Knowing the signs of Lewy body dementia may help speed diagnosis

Lewy body dementia reached the public eye in 2014 after reports that Robin Williams died with diffuse Lewy body disease. But, despite the fact that Lewy body dementia is ...

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The opioid epidemic in 6 charts

The opioid epidemic in 6 charts

Drug overdose deaths, once rare, are now the leading cause of accidental death in the Unites States, surpassing peak annual deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents, guns ...

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How inherited fitness may affect breast cancer risk

How inherited fitness may affect breast cancer risk

Repeated studies have shown that physical inactivity, and the occurrence of obesity to which it is linked, increases the risk for many chronic diseases, including breast ...

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After a disaster, contaminated floodwater can pose a threat for months to come

After a disaster, contaminated floodwater can pose a threat for months to come

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, reporters warned of a “stew of toxic chemicals, sewage, debris and waste” in Houston’s floodwaters. It isn’t just Harvey. ...

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How to talk to your kids about opioids

How to talk to your kids about opioids

By now, most people are aware of the enormity of the opioid epidemic. In 2015, over 33,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose – more from opioid pain relievers than ...

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Don’t take opioids off the market

Don’t take opioids off the market

How can we combat the opioid epidemic? One of the government’s most recent suggestions is to take Opana ER, an opioid indicated for very severe pain, off the market. The ...

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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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