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By American Heart Association NewsHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — On a recent day in his Denver Health emergency room, Dr. Eric Lavonas hit another tragic trifecta. “In a nine-hour shift, I took care of somebody with chest pain from cocaine, somebody with an opioid overdose who quit breathing, and
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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — More than 40% of Americans live with unhealthy air, according to the American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report. Certain cities, and certain types of Americans, are far more prone to be affected. Black Americans are 61% more likely to live in
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Ashley Hall has been living with severe eczema for more than 3 decades. She was only 2 years old when the first patch of dry, scaly skin emerged on the side of her body. “My mom noticed I was scratching it constantly. And it wasn’t like a typical little rash that kids normally get …
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April 21, 2021 — The federal government’s recommended pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on April 13 has not substantially deflated confidence in COVID-19 immunization, a new poll reveals. In fact, 76% of 1000 registered voters surveyed nationwide said the pause didn’t decrease the likelihood that they would get vaccinated. In addition, among those
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By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A cutting-edge experimental drug cuts nearly in half the risk of death among patients with a rare but aggressive cancer of the eye, new clinical trial data show. Tebentafusp has now become the first drug shown to improve overall survival in patients with
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Gabby Bachner, a pharmacy student at the University of Georgia in Athens, found out she had eczema soon after she went to college. The specific type she has, called contact dermatitis, happens when her body touches something that causes an allergic reaction. Bachner, who works in a pharmacy, found that her scrubs and certain lotions
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April 20, 2021 The Biden administration is considering two moves that would affect tobacco companies and American smokers, The Wall Street Journal has reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. First, the administration may require tobacco companies to lower nicotine in cigarettes to non-addictive levels, the WSJ reported. Nicotine doesn’t cause cancer, but it’s
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TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Meatpacking plants were the source of an estimated 334,000 COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to a new study. It puts the economic toll stemming from those cases at $11.2 billion. And study author Tina Saitone, a livestock and rangeland economics cooperative extension specialist at the University
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SOURCES: Amy Pappas, myeloma patient, Cleveland, OH. Keith Guernsey, myeloma patient and coach, Gainesville, GA. Urvi Shah, myeloma specialist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. Jason Valent, myeloma specialist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Michelle O’Hare, oncology/myeloma nurse, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. Cancer.Net: “Multiple Myeloma: Types of Treatment.” Healthtree. Multiple
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“But I would say diet is the number one factor for adults,” said Dr. Emeran Mayer, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. Mayer, who was not involved in the study, is author of the forthcoming book “The Gut-Immune Connection.” He said he generally recommends a largely plant-based diet, choosing
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Ten years ago, when Cat Blake divorced her husband, co-parenting their daughter was relatively smooth. “We were co-parenting relatively well, with some hiccups along the way,” she says. But a few years later, when she published an autobiography about her struggles with co-dependency, things took a turn for the worse. “My ex-husband and his new
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April 19, 2021 — Rare is the parent who’s never so much as thought about spanking an unruly child. But a new study provides another reason to avoid corporal punishment: Spanking may cause changes in the same areas of a child’s brain affected by more severe physical and sexual abuse. Previous research has consistently found
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SOURCES: Journal of Societal and Personal Relationships: “Loneliness in the older adult marriage: Associations with dyadic aversion, indifference, and ambivalence.” Pew Research Center: “Americans unhappy with family, social or financial life are more likely to say they feel lonely.” News release, Cigna. CDC: “Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions.” Jane Greer, PhD,
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If you find yourself getting stressed at work, know that it happens to everyone and it’s completely normal. But if you realize that stress is constant, overwhelming, and prevents you from living your life, it could be an anxiety disorder. Having anxiety at work can have a huge impact on you and your career. People
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Human/animal chimeras also could help fill in blanks in our understanding of early human development following conception, and improve the study of how viruses, bacteria, drugs and devices work in humans, Farahany and Greely said. “The kind of animal models we have right now aren’t sufficient to model most of the diseases that humans suffer
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Charles J. Gerardo, MD, professor and chief of emergency medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC. Jennifer L. Nayak, MD, chief of pediatric infectious diseases and associate professor of pediatrics and microbiology & immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. Katherine Richards, senior research technician in immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester,
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It takes a lot of time, effort, and patience to be a good parent, especially if your child has ADHD. But even though millions of children have the disorder, faulty ideas about it are widespread. Here’s what some parents of kids with ADHD want you to know. Don’t label my child a “bad kid.” ADHD
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Maurie Lung, PhD, was in second grade when she realized what she wanted to do when she grew up. “When I went away to summer camp, my little Strawberry Shortcake diary said, ‘When I grow up, I want to help people in the outdoors,’” Lung says. And that’s exactly what she does today. Lung oversees
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SOURCES: David Shurtleff, PhD, deputy director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); acting scientific director, acting chief, Clinical Investigations Branch, Pain and Integrative Neuroscience Branch, Division of Intramural Research, Bethesda, MD. Jonathan C. Smith, professor of psychology, Roosevelt University, Chicago. Mayo Clinic: “Exercise and
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