March 22, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Electronic health records cannot replace a doctor who knows you

Electronic medical records can be costly and time-consuming. Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com The introduction of electronic health records (EHRs) was accompanied by a great deal of fanfare. Such systems, which replace old paper-based charts in doctor’s offices and hospitals, were designed to make patient data more accurate, safer and more accessible. It

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March 21, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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A new procedure may preserve fertility in kids with cancer after chemo or radiation

A 12-week-old baby female macaque, named Grady, was born from frozen testicular tissue. Oregon Health and Science University, CC BY-SA Cancer in children was often a death sentence in decades past, but new therapies have saved their lives. Many of these treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, however, made them

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March 21, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
  • Comments Off on Your pet on pot, or even CBD: Not a good thing, a vet toxicologist explains

Your pet on pot, or even CBD: Not a good thing, a vet toxicologist explains

Dogs don’t need pot or CBD or other marijuana derivatives. Harshad Rathod/Shutterstock.com My family and I were on vacation in Florida recently and took advantage of a free afternoon to do some gift shopping for local memorabilia – not your ordinary T-shirts and key chains. Our adventure took us to

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March 20, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Violence against women is overlooked in its role in opioid epidemic

Women who are sexually assaulted by their partners or other men sometimes turn to opioids to numb themselves. Tinnakomjorruang/Shutterstock.com One night, a woman I’ll call Tonya got a compliment from a guy when she was out with her boyfriend. Tonya’s boyfriend cursed her because another man had complimented her. He

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March 19, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Does most of your paycheck go to rent? That may be hurting your health

Families that spend more on housing may have less to spend on their health. Tero Vesalainen/shutterstock.com New data on health across the U.S. shows that high housing costs are harming Americans’ health – and that some communities are affected more than others. The 2019 County Health Rankings, an annual collaborative

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March 19, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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The politics of fear: How it manipulates us to tribalism

The cruel murder of 50 people in New Zealand was another tragic reminder of how humans are capable of heartlessly killing their own kind just based on what they believe, how they worship, and what race or nationality they belong to. There is a longstanding history of the fear of

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