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Pregnant at 18. Hailed by Abortion Foes. Punished by Christian School.

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Ms. Runkles’s story sheds light on a delicate issue: how Christian schools, which advocate abstinence until marriage, treat pregnant teenagers. “You have these two competing values,” said Brad Wilcox, a ...

Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin’s Discovery, Dies at 76

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Professor Bliss, who taught at the university from 1968 to 2006, published “The Discovery of Insulin” in 1982. His account upset the commonly held wisdom that the discovery had mainly ...

How Much Sugar Is in a Glass of Wine?

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Q. Some wineries add sugar to dry red wines after fermentation so that they taste “smoother” to the American palate. How can I find out how much sugar is in ...

Amy Reed, Doctor Who Fought a Risky Medical Procedure, Dies at 44

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Some insurers began declining coverage for morcellation, and one major manufacturer took its morcellators off the market. Use of the technique dropped. Dr. Reed, an anesthesiologist and the mother of ...

U.S. Quietly Lifts Limit on Number of Refugees Allowed In

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Although it came the same day as an appeals court ruling that rejected government efforts to limit travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim nations, the move by ...

Put Your Baby in a Box? Experts Advise Caution

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Unlike other baby products, including bassinets and cribs, the cardboard boxes aren’t regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and haven’t been tested to meet the mandatory safety standards required ...

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You’re thinking: “Child marriage? That’s what happens in Bangladesh or Tanzania, not America!” In fact, more than 167,000 young people age 17 and under married in 38 states between 2000 ...

I Tried to Revolutionize Health Care. Here's Why It's So Hard to Crack

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When my company, Iodine, launched in 2013, we were part of an epidemic of startups seeking to change health care. There was great enthusiasm on the part of entrepreneurs and ...

Navigating the Maze of Blockchain Consortia

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We have always asserted that blockchain is an ecosystem-level technology that stands to bring about cost-related and operational efficiencies in interconnected systems, an exchange, for instance, perfectly fits the bill.

At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life and the Gift of Death

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Off the west coast of Canada, Vancouver Island has been ground zero for assisted suicide in the country. It was here that Sue Rodriguez, a 42-year-old suffering from amyotrophic lateral ...

A Quarter of U.S. Babies With Zika-Related Birth Defects Were Born in New York

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In addition to releasing the data, the city announced a new campaign against the virus aimed at pregnant women. “Last year, the city took unprecedented action to raise awareness and ...

Live Election Results: Montana’s At-Large Congressional District

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Greg Gianforte, a Republican technology executive who was charged with assault on Wednesday night, faces Rob Quist, the Democratic candidate and folk singer, in a special election for Montana's at-large ...

A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia

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Exercise can likewise improve blood pressure and cardiovascular health. And some research suggests that frequent, brisk walks may improve memory and physical abilities in those in the early stages of ...

CDC looks to improve tracking of infant outcomes from Zika

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Print Email Reprints Share Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with state, local and territorial public health departments on following pregnant women who have laboratory evidence ...

How Machine Learning Will Transform Our World of Digital Marketing

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As a computer science student many years ago, I learned a bit about artificial intelligence and its applications. At first, I was quite excited by the idea of computers thinking ...

What does your husband think about you being a surgeon?

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Not once during my eight years of medical school and residency training was I ever asked the converse of the titular question, what was my wife’s opinion of my career ...

In 'Drop Out Club,' desperate doctors counsel each other on quitting

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“B urned out cardiac surgeon seeks opportunities or empathy,” one message reads. “I feel stuck,” another confides. A third says simply, “I don’t want to be a doctor anymore!” The ...

Facebook is making a big push this summer to sell ads to drugmakers

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The source said the June 6 meeting is primarily geared to marketers in the pharmaceutical industry, although other health industry leaders might also be in attendance. The person expects Facebook ...

Trump: My bill protects people with preexisting conditions. CBO: No, it doesn’t.

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Before they voted to pass the American Health Care Act, House Republicans repeatedly promised the bill would not hurt Americans with preexisting health conditions — that those patients would not ...

The Doctor Who Revolutionized Hospital-Birth Safety

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The newborn’s head arrived first. A shoulder should have followed, but it was lodged securely behind the mother’s pubic bone. The baby’s head made the “turtle sign” as it delivered,

Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives

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“We will currently maintain those patients on the treatment,” Mr. Sastry said. He did not explain how that would happen if funding dropped by roughly 20 percent, but the programs ...

As AI spreads through healthcare, ethical questions arise

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Artificial IntelligenceAs U.S. hospitals work to transform their IT infrastructure, workflows and data management processes, an impressive number of them are doing with the help of artificial intelligence, a new ...

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Saudi women must be accustomed to seeing women who are protected by wealth and proximity to power exercise rights that the majority of them are denied. Such is the bargain: ...

Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift

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“I feel like I died and went to heaven,” a prominent backer of the medical approach, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, associate director of the Stanley Research Institute, said of the ...

Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer

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The information collected last summer was considered credible enough for intelligence agencies to pass to the F.B.I., which during that period opened a counterintelligence investigation that is continuing. It is ...

High-Fiber Diet Tied to Less Knee Arthritis

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Researchers have found yet another benefit of a high-fiber diet: It is associated with a reduced risk for arthritis of the knee. Knee osteoarthritis, which is common in aging populations,

Accelerator

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5 digital health startups from all over the world made it to the 2015 accelerator batch. They come from Canada, China, Estonia, Germany, and the US. Hardware, software, apps, 3D ...

Cisco unveils IoT security architecture for healthcare devices

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AnalyticsCisco on Thursday announced its IoT Threat Defense and said that among the first uses of the new architecture is securing services vital to medical care. The architecture and services ...

In a woman’s dying days, a quiet visitor helps light the way home

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S he only wanted to be home. The woman, who was around 40, had terminal cancer, and she wanted to go back to Brazil, where she was born and raised.

Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Bill's Flaws

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Health care groups that represent doctors and patients are warning members of Congress that the House Republicans' plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would hurt people who need insurance ...

Why Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart

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Eating chocolate has been tied to a reduced risk of heart disease. Now scientists have uncovered one possible reason. Using data from a large Danish health study, researchers have found ...

Andy Slavitt can’t stop: How a health care wonk became a rabble-rouser

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S IERRA VISTA, Ariz. — The sighting took place on a hot day in May, in the lobby of the Sierra Vista Public Library, not far from the rack where ...

AI and Robots Will Change the Way We Create and Consume Content

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Automation will force most people out of a job and society will eventually be forced to adopt some form of universal basic income. What then? What are people going to ...

The Amazing Story of the Genome Editing Method, CRISPR

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We have to understand it and prepare for the medical revolution it brings upon us, so here I summarized everything to know about this genome editing method from DNA-scissors to ...

Two years in, what has Apple ResearchKit accomplished?

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I n March 2015, Apple promised to change the way medical research could be done. They launched ResearchKit, which could turn millions of iPhones around the world into a “powerful ...

Boehner: Tax reform is 'just a bunch of happy talk'

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Millions Of Ill People May Face ‘Extremely High Premiums’ Under House Bill, CBO Says

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The Republican overhaul of the federal health law passed by the House this month would result in slightly lower premiums and slightly fewer uninsured Americans than an earlier proposal. But ...

Best apps for quitting smoking

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Quit smoking apps are designed to help you on your way to becoming smoke-free. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking cigarettes comes out on top ...

Skin Cancer

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The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Follow these recommendations to help protect yourself and your family. You can reduce your risk ...

The Amazing Future of Dentistry and Oral Health

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One of the most common childhood nightmares is going to the dentist. Who would not understand it? You have to sit in a huge chair illuminated by all-seeing light. You ...

Trump’s latest tantrum will hurt hundreds of thousands of people. Here’s how.

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THE MORNING PLUM: We now have our first clear evidence that President Trump’s threats to blow up Obamacare — whether or not he actually intends to make good on them ...

Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis

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President Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of ...

Mother Locked In Family Detention Attempts Suicide To Free Her Kids

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AUSTIN, Texas ― A woman locked at a family immigrant detention center tried to take her own life this month in what legal advocates described as a desperate effort to ...

Strategies To Defend Unpopular GOP Health Bill: Euphemisms, False Statements And Deleted Comments

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Earlier this month, a day after the House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, Ashleigh Morley visited her congressman’s Facebook ...

Cannabidiol slashes seizures in kids with rare epilepsy, study finds

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Chemical from marijuana plant cut seizures by 39% in children with Dravet syndrome The study was a double-blind, placebo-controlled human trial, considered the gold standard (CNN)Cannabidiol, which is found in ...

But Will the Algorithms Have Empathy?

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How soon will it be before smart machines perform complex, multifaceted services such as looking out for our health? Every day, we hear about smart machines with new capabilities: computers ...

Influx Of Elderly Patients Forces ER To Practice Comfort Care

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A man sobbed in a New York emergency room. His elderly wife, who suffered from advanced dementia, had just had a breathing tube stuck down her throat. He knew she ...

New CBO AHCA Estimate: Decreases In Savings And Uninsured, Potential Market Instability For States With Major Waivers

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Late in the day on May 24, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation (collectively referred to here as the CBO) released their third and final cost ...

Vericred raises $5.5M for health insurance data platform

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Healthcare data company Vericred, which offers a platform with provider-network dataset, has raised $5.5 million in a round led by FCA Venture Partners. The company, whose centralized data platform allows ...

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Just imagine a hearing featuring the leaders of these groups, every one of which opposes the House bill: the American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, American Hospital Association, American Academy ...
 

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