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‘Food pharmacies’ in clinics: When the diagnosis is chronic hunger

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There’s a new question that anti-hunger advocates want doctors and nurses to ask patients: Do you have enough food?

Mayo Clinic Minute: Minimally invasive procedure for emphysema

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Almost 15.7 million people in the U.S. report they’ve been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Insulin prices double, pinching diabetics’ budgets

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By Megan Henry The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio) (TNS) People with Type 1 diabetes spent $5,705 per person on insulin in 2016 the latest year for which data was compiled by the nonprofit Health Care...

More Illinois doctors using marijuana as medicine. ‘It’s going to be part of any...

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By Lisa Schencker Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — The doctor’s appointment started like any other. Dr. Rahul Khare asked his patient, a 44-year-old woman from Chicago’s North Side, if she was feeling fully recovered from a...

Mayo Clinic Minute: Is it sore throat or strep throat?

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Mayo Clinic News Network (TNS) A sore throat is a common symptom of an upper respiratory infection such as a cold or flu. It’s also a symptom of a bacterial infection commonly referred to as...

Investigation solidifies role of vitamin E in vaping lung injuries

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By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — Lab tests performed in Minnesota on illicit THC vaping products have solidified the role of vitamin E acetate in an outbreak of severe lung injuries among...

Researchers ID risks for second childhood cancers

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By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) Chemotherapy and radiation treatments have helped children survive cancer. Now University of Minnesota researchers are trying to find the ideal combinations that prevent the disease from coming back. Comparing...

Michigan pauses sale of marijuana vaping products, bans vitamin E acetate

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By Craig Mauger The Detroit News (TNS) LANSING, Mich. — Michigan regulators have temporarily paused the sale of marijuana vaping products as they implement new safety standards spurred by an outbreak of lung injuries. Also, regulators...

Democrats tussle over political prospects of ‘Medicare for All’

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By Melanie Mason Los Angeles Times (TNS) ATLANTA — The battle over “Medicare for All” arose again Wednesday night as Democratic candidates sparred over what kind of health care overhaul is practical and politically feasible. Pete...

An Illinois health insurer rejected out-of-state treatment for a 4-year-old’s rare disease five times....

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By Lisa Schencker Chicago Tribune (TNS) PAYSON, Ill. — Jaxtien Miller doesn’t seem very sick — yet. On a recent Monday night, the 4-year-old bounced through his home in rural Payson, piecing together a giant firetruck...

Woman with diabetes dies hours before husband learned her insulin pump was recalled

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By Caroline Glenn Orlando Sentinel (TNS) ORLANDO, Fla. — Wendy Stellato’s insulin pump was still stuck to her stomach when police found her sprawled on a gravel road, dead from hypoglycemic shock. Hours later, court...

Stanford study proves Apple Watch capability of detecting atrial fibrillation

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SAN FRANCISCO, /Xinhua/ Apple Watch can detect atrial fibrillation, a kind of irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots and stroke, said a Stanford University study published on Wednesday. A group of Stanford researchers conducted...

Scams heat up during Medicare open enrollment

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By Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press (TNS) Medicare open enrollment is ongoing and ends Dec. 7. And you better believe the scammers know it. Maybe it’s someone making a call, claiming to be from your insurance...

US is focusing on vitamin E as cause of vaping lung injuries

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By Michelle Fay Cortez Bloomberg News (TNS) U.S. health officials are looking closely at vitamin E acetate as a potential cause of the severe lung injuries that have sickened thousands of Americans who have used...

Alzheimer’s treatments: What’s on the horizon?

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Mayo Clinic News Network  (TNS) Current Alzheimer’s treatments temporarily improve symptoms of memory loss and problems with thinking and reasoning. These Alzheimer’s treatments boost performance of chemicals in the brain that carry information from one brain...

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