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Malpractice Reforms Offer More Open Process in Massachusetts

January 23, 2015 – 3:12 PM |
Medical Law

When a woman had gall bladder surgery at a Massachusetts hospital in 2013, doctors noticed something suspicious on a CT scan that they thought could …

Birth Control Pill Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

January 22, 2015 – 10:56 AM |
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THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with …

Cost of Smoking Can Exceed $2 Million Over Lifetime

January 20, 2015 – 3:40 PM | 2 Comments
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The average financial cost of smoking is about $1.4 million. ¬†That’s the estimated amount one person will spend during their lifetime as a smoker, according …

Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly — Even if You Exercise

January 20, 2015 – 9:56 AM |
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TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise doesn’t erase the higher risk of serious illness or premature death that comes from sitting too …

E-Cigarettes Not Recommended as Tool to Quit Smoking, Hospital Says

January 16, 2015 – 11:27 AM | 5 Comments
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ABINGTON, PA (January 16, 2015)–Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, seem to be everywhere right now. Their popularity has skyrocketed due to the belief that they can …

Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

January 13, 2015 – 11:25 AM |
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TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted …