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UnitedHealthcare gives drug disposal kits to West Virginia

Jan 15, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
UnitedHealthcare will give 10,000 opioid disposal kits to Recovery Point West Virginia to give to people so they can remove the drugs from their...
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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 Face Of Blood Shortages, Red Cross Aims To Recruit More Donors With New App

Jan 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The agency, responsible for nearly half of the nation's blood supply, says the app helps people understand where there are shortages and where they can give blood. Public health news also focuses on a 22-minute workout; housing reforms for the mentally ill; science with borders; infections from Mexican surgeries; the importance of humility among researchers; suicides on campus; higher cancer death rates among the poor; 26 trillion steps and counting on Fitbit and more....
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Two Texas Tech Researchers Working Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

Jan 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide; by comparison, about 16 million people died in World War I. And flu pandemics aren’t just a thing of the past. Despite advances in both technology and vaccines, the 2009 swine flu pandemic caught the world unprepared a......
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Hidden in Plain Sight: What Nurses Need to Know About Food Insecurity

Jan 15, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
Are any of the people you see in your office or clinic “food insecure?” How about the college friends of your children? Or perhaps your own coworker? Food insecurity is all around us. The United States Department of Agriculture describes food insecurity as the lack of “consistent, dependable access to adequate food for active, healthy [...] The post Hidden in Plain Sight: What Nurses Need to Know About Food Insecurity appeared first on Off the...
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Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Puts On A Human Face

Jan 15, 2019 , Forbes
Can a selfie help predict your health risks? The doc.ai app helps people to answer that question by applying artificial intelligence (AI) to health records provided by users. The company attracted millions of dollars from strategic investors and uses novel techniques to engage...
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A new guide could help halt overeating

Jan 15, 2019 , CNN Health
The British Nutrition Foundation released this month new portion-size guidelines designed to help people eat the right amounts of each food group -- and possibly help them avoid overeating....
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Your Questions Are Part Of The Answer: How To Ask Questions That Catalyze Innovation

Jan 14, 2019 , Forbes
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. The questions you ask shape the direction for people to explore for answers, hence become part of the answer. In the brave new world of VUCA, good questions can shape the direction of the answers necessary for...
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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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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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With up to 7.3 million people hit by flu so far this season, scientists search for better vaccine

Jan 12, 2019 , CNN Health
Between 6.2 million and 7.3 million people in the United States have developed the flu this season, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
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CDC says it's another bad flu season with up to 7.3 million people sick so far

Jan 12, 2019 , CNBC Health
While the numbers are milder than last season, the CDC's "influenza like illness level" last week was elevated at 4.1 percent, almost twice national...
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CDC: Flu season to be milder than last year

Jan 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Approximately 84,000 people have been hospitalized so far this flu season, which experts say points to signs of a milder season compared to last year that saw more than 80,000...
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Is There an Allergy Epidemic?

Jan 12, 2019 , RxList
More and more people have allergies or other autoimmune disorders; in fact, in some parts of the Western world, allergy and autoimmune rates doubled over a decade. Learn allergy causes and the "hygiene theory" of allergy...
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Want to live longer? Eat more fiber, major study finds

Jan 12, 2019 , CNN Health
People who eat diets that are high in fiber have lower risk of death and chronic diseases such as stroke or cancer compared with people with low fiber intake, a new analysis found....
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The Job Most Americans Don't Know About, But Is Crucial To The Success of People With Disabilities

Jan 11, 2019 , Forbes
Helping to support individuals with disabilities can be incredibly rewarding. So why are so few people staying in these...
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People With Cancer May Face Greater Shingles Risk

Jan 11, 2019 , WebMD
A study of about 240,000 cancer patients in Australia from 2006 to 2015 found that any type of cancer was associated with a 40 percent increased risk of developing shingles, compared with not having...
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Innovative App Would Detect Opioid Overdoses, Developers Say. Would People Turn It On, Though?

Jan 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Researchers tested the experimental gadget at North America's first supervised injection site in Vancouver, British Columbia, and found it correctly identified breathing problems. Other news on the opioid crisis focuses on a call for more federal funding, a dismissal of lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, attempts to measure pain, a deadly new mix of drugs and...
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E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Is Finished After Spreading To 16 States, CDC reports

Jan 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“Contaminated lettuce that made people sick in this outbreak should no longer be available,” the CDC said Wednesday. While there were no deaths, 25 people were...
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First Smartphone App To Detect Opioid Overdose And Its Precursors

Jan 11, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
At least 115 people die every day in the U.S. after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And in 2016, illegal injectable opioids became the most common drug involved in overdose-related deaths. This spike has led to a national public health crisis and epidemic. ......
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