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E-Cigarette Flavors Use Chemical That Has Caused Lung Disease

December 17, 2014 – 4:06 PM | One Comment

Cherry Crush, Chocolate Treat, Snappin’ Apple, and Vanilla Dreams: Those flavors sound awesome! And that’s exactly why record numbers of teens are experimenting with, and …

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Outpatient Surgery Centers Are Very Popular; But Are They Safe?

December 16, 2014 – 3:42 PM | One Comment

surgeryWendy Salo was alarmed when she learned where her doctor had scheduled her gynecologic operation: at an outpatient surgery center. “My first thought was ‘Am I not important enough to go to a real hospital?’ ” recalled Salo, 48, a supermarket department manager who said she felt “very trepidatious” about having her ovaries removed outside a hospital. Read the full story »

Why Is E-Cig Use Among Teens Rising So Quickly?

December 15, 2014 – 1:25 PM |

Why do kids smoke electronic cigarettes?  Is it because they are more health conscious than their combustable cigarette predecessors?  Or are they more rebellious and …

Is Gun Trafficking A Pediatric Health Issue?

December 12, 2014 – 5:45 PM | 2 Comments

The discussion of physicians and guns often turns to a privacy issue or things more dangerous to children than firearms.  The best-selling book Freakonomics famously …

New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients

December 11, 2014 – 5:43 PM |

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A treatment known as ovarian suppression used along with an anti-estrogen drug normally given to older women appears …

Nearly 9 Percent Of Medicaid Births Delivered Early For No Medical Reason

December 10, 2014 – 5:21 PM |

Nearly 9 percent of the births covered by Medicaid — or about 160,000 each year — were elective deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation, which …

Medical Residents Work Less But Get Same Results: Study

December 9, 2014 – 5:00 PM | One Comment
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In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set new restrictions on work hours for medical residents to satisfy a call to reduce possible …

Hard Hit to Chest Triggered Irregular Heartbeat in Teen Football Player

December 8, 2014 – 12:23 PM |
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MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A hard hit to the chest during a football game resulted in three days of an irregular heart …