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Friday, November 8, 2013 - 6:00am
How likely are you to get hooked if you start taking prescription painkillers? There's scant evidence because most painkiller studies focus on whether they work. Whether they are addictive is logged merely as a side effect.
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November 08, 2013 | 1 comments
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 5:00am
Head Start programs have a proven track record when it comes to boosting the health and outlook of low-income young children. But is it coming at an unacknowledged cost to those working for the program each day?
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November 08, 2013 | 0 comments
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:27am
Many say the only justice that will get Big Pharma's attention is frog marching the CEOs off to prison and/or cutting them off from their lucrative public trough of Medicare, Medicaid and military health programs.
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November 07, 2013 | 29 comments
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:00am
Reuters reporter Debra Sherman shares research she's found about cancer and diet.
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November 07, 2013 | 0 comments
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 11:47pm
Entries for the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism are now being accepted, plus look at these fellowship opportunities.
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November 06, 2013 | 0 comments
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 5:00am
Certain foods long have been known to help ward off cancer. Nutrients found in broccoli, cabbage and blueberries, for example, have the capability to sweep away cancer cells floating around a healthy body. But can they help someone who already has cancer, like me?
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November 05, 2013 | 0 comments
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 4:00am
New technologies and alternative forms of care can help low-income patients feel more informed about their health. But all of those services can’t compete with the ultimate trump card: the doctor/patient relationship.
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November 05, 2013 | 0 comments
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 3:00am
What Louisa Benitez saw in the hospital ahead of her son's heart surgery heightened her anxiety about the procedure and his risk for infection. Nurses and doctors were walking in and out in their surgical scrubs. Getting coffee. Sitting down with a magazine and eating a sandwich.
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November 04, 2013 | 6 comments
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 7:10am
Imagine lawmakers allowing lead to remain in gasoline because of the oil and gas lobby. Imagine them allowing secondhand smoke in public places because of the tobacco lobby. Pretty ridiculous except that's exactly why we have the parade of bloody AR-15 massacres--the gun lobby.
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November 03, 2013 | 0 comments
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 4:00am
Two experts respond to evidence about the potential risk for a patient without a history of addiction to become addicted to opioid pain killers.
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November 01, 2013 | 3 comments
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:26am
New writing positions available at the Congressional Budget Office and the National Dairy Council.
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October 31, 2013 | 0 comments
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 9:12pm
Mental health care is playing a starring role in a movement to unseat Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. After major budget cuts, members of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus are demanding to reopen shuttered clinics by adding $2.2 million to the budget the Council will vote on November 13 .
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October 30, 2013 | 1 comments
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 3:37pm
Reporting on Health Contributing Editor William Heisel set off a spirited discussion this week on Twitter on the risk of addiction to opioid pain medicine. What are the implications for chronic pain management and treatment?
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October 29, 2013 | 1 comments
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 5:00am
So what then, according to the research, makes the difference between a “high-quality” preschool experience and a mediocre one?
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October 29, 2013 | 0 comments
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 5:00am
Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the chief medical officer for the Phoenix House discusses evidence-based addiction treatment and the risk of addiction among patients treated with opioids.
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October 28, 2013 | 3 comments

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