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3243 Articles Matching "life"

Given Expanse Of Opioid Epidemic, ‘Knowing How To Use Narcan Can Save A Life’

Jan 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
More public health campaigns encourage people to learn about the life-saving treatment for opioid overdoses. WBUR interviewed health care experts about the importance of having Narcan available in first-aid kits. News on drug epidemics looks at overdose numbers dropping in Kentucky and meth's resurgence, also....
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In Breast-Cancer Prevention, Race Matters

Jan 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
African-American women at high risk of breast cancer are less likely than white women to pursue potentially life-saving preventive care, and racial disparities in health care and elsewhere are to blame, new research suggests. “African-American women faced additional burdens at every step along the......
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Occupational Therapy Improves Health, Quality Of Life Of Young Adults With Diabetes

Jan 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New results from a University of Southern California-led research study demonstrates the distinct value of occupational therapy for improving the health and quality of life of young adults living with diabetes. Research participants who completed the Resilient, Empowered, Active Living with Diabete......
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ChanceLight Expands Autism Services Throughout Georgia; Adds Clinics And Therapists To Provide Life-Changing Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy

Jan 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
ChanceLight, one of the nation's leading providers of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy — widely recognized as the most effective, evidence-based treatment for autism — announced today it will increase its number of Georgia clinics to 13 by mid-summer 2019. Existing clinics in Atlanta, August......
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Netflix has people (serenely) bulldozing their closets, and thrift stores are riding the wave

Jan 13, 2019 , CNN Health
Do you have too much stuff? Is your house a loosely-joined collection of garbage piles among which you tread, as dazed and rudderless as a possum in a landfill? Are you tied to your material possessions because you have chosen to fill the empty parts in your life with consumerism and thus your soul is scattered among promotional t-shirts and expired tubes of body lotion?...
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Daily Vitamin D Could Be a Lifesaver for Some COPD Patients

Jan 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Daily Vitamin D Could Be a Lifesaver for Some COPD PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2019 12:00:00...
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Osteoarthritis and Risk of Death Study Finds Surprising Results

Jan 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease affecting about 30 million Americans. Over the course of a lifetime, the risk for developing OA is between 25 to 40 percent and obese people are at higher risk of developing this condition. Despite its widespread prevalence, the association of OA ......
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Is Daily Vitamin D a Lifesaver for COPD Patients?

Jan 12, 2019 , WebMD
Taking vitamin D supplements was associated with a 45 percent reduction in lung attacks among patients who were deficient in vitamin D, but there was no reduction among patients with higher vitamin D levels, the investigators...
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Are You Sabotaging Your Sex Life?

Jan 12, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Are You Sabotaging Your Sex Life?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2019 12:00:00...
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China could lift life expectancy by nearly three years if it meets WHO smog standards: study

Jan 12, 2019 , Reuters
China could raise average life expectancy by 2.9 years if it improves air quality to levels recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), according a new study from a U.S. research group....
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Tangling With The Science Of Suicide

Jan 11, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Her speech is measured and considered, so her laugh takes the listener by surprise. It is loud, ringing, a little wild, and bursting with absolute enjoyment of life. The laughter is just part of what is remarkable about talking with Maria A. Oquendo, MD, PhD. With some people all it takes is a ques......
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Assessments Could Reduce End-Of-Life Hospital Stays For Seniors

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Better use of standard assessment tools could help long-term care homes identify which new residents are at risk of hospitalization or death in the first 90 days of admission. A study from the University of Waterloo and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging has found that newly admitted resident......
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This smartphone app can detect an opioid overdose and save your life

Jan 10, 2019 , CNBC Health
Researchers have developed a smartphone app that can detect an opioid overdose. Called Second Chance, the app accurately detects overdose-related symptoms by monitoring breathing patterns, then sends an alert so Narcan can be administered in...
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Osteoarthritis And Risk Of Death Study Finds Surprising Results

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease affecting about 30 million Americans. Over the course of a lifetime, the risk for developing OA is between 25 to 40% and obese people are at higher risk of developing this condition. Despite its widespread prevalence, the association of OA with in......
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Former Nurse And Physician Assistant Authors Book On Taboo Topic: How To Live Your Values And Die Peacefully

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An ER and ICU nurse and physician assistant for 25 years, Barbara Coombs Lee has written a critically acclaimed, groundbreaking book about the taboo topic of how to live strong to the end. Titled Finish Strong: Putting Your Priorities First at Life's End, the book is based on her decades as a clini......
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A 'Meaningful' Life Is Connected To Better Health, Study Finds. But It's Complicated

Jan 09, 2019 , Forbes
Meaning in life may contribute to health, but it's probably not so...
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Listen Up! Hearing Loss Tied to Late-Life Depression

Jan 09, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Listen Up! Hearing Loss Tied to Late-Life DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/7/2019 12:00:00...
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Omada Health adds mental health program, gives Lantern Health second life

Jan 09, 2019 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
The company will add cognitive behavioral therapy-based coaching via a perpetual licensing agreement with...
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Following Up On Jazmine Barnes Murder Case: How Trauma Affects Memory, Plays Havoc With Eyewitness Accounts

Jan 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Psychologists discuss what goes on in the brain during life-threatening situations and why there were such conflicting accounts of the suspects in the December shooting. Public health news also focuses on schizophrenia, dementia, brainwashing, food allergies, aging well, plant-based diets, screenings for adults, pre-natal blood tests, flu symptoms, Holocaust death rate, blood samples and typing...
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FDA Approves New Treatment For Adult Patients With Rare, Life-Threatening Blood Disease

Jan 05, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Ultomiris (ravulizumab) injection for the treatment of adult patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare and life-threatening blood disease. "The approval of Ultomiris will change the way that patients with PNH are treated," s......
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