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Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay
FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The thin air of America’s higher-elevation regions may reduce the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new …

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E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year

Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids
THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarettes are booming among U.S. teens, …

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Marijuana Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay
TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Drinkers who smoke marijuana as they imbibe are twice as likely to drive drunk compared with people …

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Boozing in Movies May Boost Teen Drinking

By Tara Haelle, HealthDay
MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Seeing actors drink alcohol in movies seems to increase the likelihood that teens will drink and have …

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New Website Helps Pennsylvania Doctors Get Refunds

Last fall’s Mcare settlement requires that $200 million be returned to physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers. This includes $139 million in refunds for prior …

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Does Fish Oil Interfere With Cancer Care?

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay 
THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fish oil supplements, and even certain fish, may hinder the effectiveness of cancer-fighting chemotherapy, a new study …

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