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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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Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the US surpass those of dying in car accident

Jan 15, 2019 , CNN Health
For the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident....
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Dynamic duos: Why science loves twins

Jan 15, 2019 , CNN Health
One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics....
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Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states

Jan 14, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A federal judge in California blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington,...
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U.S. Fertility Rate Drops to 30-Year Low

Jan 12, 2019 , WebMD
Only two states had fertility rate above replacement...
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U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

Jan 12, 2019 , WebMD
As of Jan. 5, 15 states and New York City were reporting high flu activity, and it was widespread in 30...
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Surgeons fear pelvic mesh lawsuits will spook patients

Jan 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders might scare patients away from the best treatment...
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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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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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US fertility rate is below level needed to replace population, study says

Jan 11, 2019 , CNN Health
The total fertility rate for the United States in 2017 continued to dip below what's needed for the population to replace itself, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics....
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January Is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Jan 11, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58% increase. Glaucoma is......
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About Half Of US Adolescents Report Having Private Time With Healthcare Providers

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Only about half of young people 13 to 26 years old in the United States report ever having time with their regular healthcare provider without a parent or someone else in the room, despite professional guidelines that recommend adolescents and young adults have access to confidential services and ti......
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DSH: the brewing battle over billions that could get complicated

Jan 10, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A proposal from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to redistribute DSH money more equitably among states has a short runway to get congressional support ahead of a key September deadline. Can it get...
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US cancer death rate hits 25 years of decline, study says

Jan 09, 2019 , CNN Health
The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States seems to have dropped steadily for 25 years, a new study says, but disparities remain between the rich and the poor....
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One More Reason To Lose Those Extra Pounds: Cut Your Cancer Risk

Jan 09, 2019 , Forbes
Many common cancers are seen more frequently in overweight and obese adults. A recent study identified which states carry this increased...
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Marijuana, Hemp, CBD: What's Legal and Where

Jan 09, 2019 , WebMD
The list of states approving medical or recreational use of marijuana and CBD keeps growing. Thirty-three states have passed medical marijuana laws. Twelve states have enacted CBD-explicit medical...
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New York City launches $100 million universal health insurance program

Jan 09, 2019 , Reuters
New York City has launched a $100 million health insurance program to cover 600,000 uninsured residents, including those unable to afford coverage and those living in the United States illegally, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday....
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Flu Widening Its Grip on the United States: CDC

Jan 09, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Flu Widening Its Grip on the United States: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/7/2019 12:00:00...
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California's path to lower drug prices

Jan 09, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Other populous states should take a close look at what California is doing. Smaller states may want to form compacts with their neighbors to pursue something similar. Gov. Gavin Newsom has offered a practical approach to achieving more...
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Walgreens to use Zebra’s selling, inventory management applications

Jan 09, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Walgreens is running assisted selling and inventory management applications on Zebra’s Android-based ET50 tablet and TC51 mobile computers in its more than 9,500 stores across the United States. Read More...
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