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New PBS Film Addresses Alzheimer's, The 'Biggest Epidemic In Medical History'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:20:00 -0500

“Seventy-one million baby boomers are heading for the risk age. It will be the biggest epidemic in medical history,” said Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, who co-discovered all three early-onset familial Alzheimer’s disease genes. "Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts," premieres January 25 at 10 pm ET on PBS.

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Silicon Valley Biotech Showcase Forecasts The Future Of Pain Treatment

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:57:00 -0500

New biotech developments could offer chronic pain sufferers new relief.

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'Psychological Vaccine' May Protect Against Fake News, Alternative Facts

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:21:00 -0500

A new study suggests an effective method for inoculating the public against fake news.

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Are You Prepared For Life After Obamacare?

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:12:00 -0500

If you're one of the millions who will be impacted, there are things you can do now to make sure you don’t perish along with the doomed law.

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Keep Politics Out Of Science, Says Departing FDA Chief

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:12:00 -0500

The way forward, Califf says, requires putting science above politics, and focusing on creating new ways to prove medicines help patients without causing undue side effects.

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Marijuana Business Executives Offer Advice In A Time Of Political Uncertainty

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:05:00 -0500

Trump has said he favors medical marijuana and states' rights. His attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions opposes legalization. Marijuana business executives weigh in on how entrepreneurs in the industry can protect themselves and their companies in this ambiguous political climate.

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Alexa, Cortana And Siri Are About To Diagnose Your Health

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:27:00 -0500

Diagnosing serious diseases and conditions via just listening to voice snippets is possible. Are we about to get a doctor in every room thanks to Alexa, Siri and Google Home?

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Hand Sanitizer Stunt Gone Wrong:Second-Degree Burns And A Hospital Admission

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:20:00 -0500

A potentially harmful and lethal new stunt among teens and children involves handling flaming hand sanitizer, or lighting your hands on fire after rubbing hand sanitizer in your palm and fingers. Parents need to warn teens of the potential for permanent disfigurement as well as death.

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Biotech Modeling Done Right: More Than Guesswork And Better Than Fake News

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:35:00 -0500

It's easy to dismiss biotechnology forecasting, modeling and valuation as guesswork, support for wishful thinking or a method by which to reverse engineer whatever arbitrary outcome the modeler wants to justify. Thankfully we can do better.

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The Inauguration Was 'Huge,' But Afterwards Could Make Us Sick

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:28:00 -0500

Donald Trump says that one of his first priorities will be to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Congressional Republicans say they want to repeal Obamacare but that they want to replace it with something else later. Looks like that will leave millions of people in a lurch. Cartoon by Joe Heller.

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Never Forget! 41 Cartoons About The Election That Changed EverythingThis way to the election cartoons ...Donald Trump Attempts To Seduce Another Woman VoterDo You Have 'Election Stress Disorder'? (It's A Real Thing)Halloween 2016's Scariest CostumeTrump Reaches Out To MinoritiesThe Latest Polls Fail To Show What This Election Is Doing To Our SanityThe Number One Reason You Shouldn't Share A Computer With Your Spouse, According To The FBIHow Clinton And Trump Spent $1,400M In Campaign DonationsIgnore The Bigly Lies!Trump Or Clinton? Why Your Vote Makes You An Intolerant JerkWhy Donald Trump's Voter Fraud Claim Isn't Complete NonsensThe Hillary Clinton DefenseHillary Clinton: Release The X-Files, Not My $675K Goldman Sachs SpeechesWhat Trump And Clinton Teach Your KidsThey're 'With Her'Hitler Got Lucky ...What If Everybody Talked Like Donald Trump?Hillary Clinton: Tone Deaf But Dressed To The NinesHow To Answer Stupid Job Interview Questions (n Trump's America)Can Trump Destroy (What's Left) Of The System?2016: The Republican Party's 'Groundhog Day'Trump Wants To Get To The Bottom Of Clinton's IllsIf It's Tuesday, Trump Must Be Shaking Up His StaffDonald Trump: Time To Unite The GOPA Wall We Can All Get BehindWho Won The First Clinton-Trump Debate? Depends ...Like Bey, Hillary Clinton's Got Hot Sauce In Her Bag, SwagWhen Bernie Met HillaryEvangelist Declares Trump A "Baby Christian"Everyone Is Voting For Trump!Gifts You Give Your SweetheartHow'd We Get Such An Awful Candidate?Donald Trump Clarifies His Position On AbortionWhich Public Servants Will Donald Trump Insult Next?The RNC's Scary New 'Big Tent'Team Trump; Some Kind Of Suicide SquadThe End Of Cinco de Mayo?The Plus Side Of A President Donald Trump#KasichOrBustThese Leaders 'Aspire to inspire"Pokemon GO" Takes Candidates To A Better PlaceA Political Candidate Who Tells It Like It Is

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:28:00 -0500

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Medical Schools Need To Teach More About Obesity And Nutrition

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:45:00 -0500

With obesity being a global epidemic and nutrition so important to health, why are many medical schools still failing to teach enough about obesity and nutrition?

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Can Donald Trump Hit 4% GDP Growth? Ask The Millions Of Women Who Marched Across The Country

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:17:00 -0500

The millions of women nationwide who marched on Saturday will play a deciding role in whether or not President Trump will muster accelerating growth in coming years. Trump has promised 4% growth during his presidency and 25 million new jobs within a decade.

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China's Growing Obesity Problem

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:00:00 -0500

These days, it seems China is beating America at almost everything. Take obesity: A recent study published shows that China can now lay claim to having a greater percentage of obese men and women than in the United States.

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Trump's Health Secretary Thinks Poor Should Pay More For Medicaid

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:33:00 -0500

Poor Americans insured by Medicaid may face co-pays and premiums under proposals like Healthy Indiana that Dr. Tom Price wants to pursue as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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Maintaining Good Oral Health In Retirement Can Save Your Life And Your Money

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:46:00 -0500

Dentists say maintaining good oral health in retirement can save your life and your money. Older adults represent at least a third of a dentist's patient population. And Dr. Steven Mascarin, DDS said seniors should know that dentists are aggressively courting them with special offers and discounts.

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Evidation Health CEO Shares Her Own 'Hidden Figures' Experience

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:52:00 -0500

While 1989 hardly seems like the distant past, the (few) female engineers in the aerospace sector at the time were encouraged to adhere to a dress code that basically translated to skirts, pantyhose, and heels.

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If You Witness Bullying Or Assault, Do Something... Or You'll Be Affected, Too

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:57:00 -0500

Think bullying or assault of any group is not your issue as long as you are not a member of that group? Think again.

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How Will Trump Shrink Obamacare? The Same Way Obama Did

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:30:00 -0500

Obama set the precedent for departing from his own signature law that Trump can use to dismantle it.

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Trump Signs Executive Order To Roll Back Obamacare

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:49:00 -0500

President Donald Trump wasted no time in chipping away at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (sometimes called "ACA" or "Obamacare"), signing an executive order giving federal agencies the authority and discretion to roll back certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act.

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Trump's Executive Order On Obamacare - The Dismantling Begins

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:56:00 -0500

President Trump wasted no time in moving forward on Obamacare. He has signed an executive order that basically starts the dismantling of Obamacare and directs the Department of Health and Human Services and other responsible agencies to start development of a free market health care program.

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Letting Seriously Ill Patients Try Drugs Whose Safety, Efficacy Hasn't Been Proven Could Be Deadly

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:02:00 -0500

One potential candidate for Food and Drug Administration commissioner has supported the idea of allowing drugs on the market as long as they're safe but before they've been proven to be effective. But a new FDA report lists 22 examples of therapies and vaccines whose early promise didn't pan out.

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Walgreens Mum On FTC Issues With Rite Aid Merger

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:16:00 -0500

The Federal Trade Commission may not be ready to approve Walgreens acquisition of Rite Aid on concerns a divestiture of hundreds of stores to Fred's Pharmacy isn't preserving competition.

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5 Ways Trump Could Affect The Marijuana Industry

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:46:00 -0500

Here are the 5 possible scenarios for the marijuana industry under President Trump.

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A Surprising Way To Stop Eating So Many Brownies

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:46:00 -0500

Taste is not fixed. Deliciousness is even more subjective than we think. And making ourselves self-conscious about our food choices can help us reduce temptations by making those temptations less tempting.

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Trump's Stealth Health Plan Could Be 'Medicare For All'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:12:00 -0500

Trump may have a stealth health plan to offer universal coverage. Will he follow through?

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Is Selling Jade Eggs For Your Vagina

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:18:00 -0500

Yes, for just $66, you can purchase a a 1- to 2-inch egg-shaped stone to put in your vagina. Why exactly would you want to put a stone in your vagina?

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