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Prior COVID Infection May Protect Against Some Common Colds

— Researcher suggests finding could be key to vaccines that protect against multiple viruses

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98-Year-Old Man Believed to Be the Oldest American Organ Donor Ever

Increasingly, older adults can donate organs upon their death, according to one expert

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Senators Blast Health and Law Enforcement Officials Over Illegal E-Cig Use in Teens

The two best-selling disposable vapes alone generated more than $500 million in sales last year

Jun 12, 2024
Oprah Hospitalized; Senator in Car Crash; Oldest American Man Dies

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Jun 12, 2024
Alzheimer's Slowed by Intensive Lifestyle Changes

Small trial led by Dean Ornish, MD, shows cognitive improvement

Jun 11, 2024
Oprah Hospitalized; Senator in Car Crash; Oldest American Man Dies

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Alzheimer's Slowed by Intensive Lifestyle Changes

Small trial led by Dean Ornish, MD, shows cognitive improvement

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Complete Plaque Regression in Peyronie's Disease

Observation of complete plaque regression with multimodal therapy may be a first

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Teen Develops Persistent, Spreading Arm Swelling After a Fall

Is it "just" a hematoma or something more sinister?

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New Long COVID Definition Proposed by National Academies

Committee urges adoption, says it will aid in consistent diagnosis, documentation, and treatment

Jun 11, 2024
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With Bird Flu Tests Hard to Get, How Will We Know When to Sound a Pandemic Alarm?

If government doesn't prepare to ramp up testing, U.S. could be caught off guard again

Jun 11, 2024
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What to Know About FDA's Warning on Paralytic Shellfish Poisonings

At least 31 people have been sickened in Oregon from eating shellfish harvested in the area

Jun 11, 2024
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COVID-Flu Vax on the Horizon; Counterfeit Diabetes Devices; Surviving Bird Flu

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Jun 11, 2024
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Nursing Homes Left in the Dark as More Utilities Cut Power to Prevent Wildfires

Facilities are being forced to evaluate their preparedness

Jun 10, 2024
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FDA Expands Use of RSV Vaccine to Include More Adults

Arexvy now approved for people 50 years and older at increased risk of serious outcomes

Jun 10, 2024
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Lung Cancer Screening Rates Remain Low in the U.S., Especially in the South

But one study showed that patient navigation added to usual care may increase uptake

Jun 10, 2024
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Missing Doc Found Dead; Trump's False Insulin Claim; CDC's Bird Flu Study

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Jun 10, 2024
Missing Doc Found Dead; Trump's False Insulin Claim; CDC's Bird Flu Study
Opinion
'Uncertainty' Is Indeed a Bad Word: A Second Opinion on Pandemic Communication

Information should be presented to the public using a three-part approach

Jun 09, 2024
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It's Getting Harder for Rural Pharmacies to Stay Afloat

These pharmacies fill a healthcare gap and can be a touchstone for their communities

Jun 08, 2024
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Sugar Substitute Linked to Heart, Thrombotic Risk

Series of experiments sends a "serious warning signal"

Jun 07, 2024
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Paxlovid Fails First Test in Long COVID

Trial had been stopped early for lack of efficacy

Jun 07, 2024
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Quick Test Helps Detect Dementia

Primary care tool assesses memory recall, cognition and gait, and symbol-matching

Jun 07, 2024
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Novel Intelligent Liver Function Test Platform Improves Liver Disease Diagnosis

iLFT is now an essential, highly utilized tool at one U.K. primary care system

Jun 07, 2024
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