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Health Feb 205 medical stories you might have missed
It’s easy for politics to dominate our news feeds these days. But there are many important stories in the health and medical communities, too. Here’s what we’re reading now.
Health Jan 305 medical stories you should be reading now
It's easy for politics to dominate our news feeds these days. But there are many important stories in the health and medical communities, too. Here's what we're reading now.
Health Jan 24What we know and don’t know about Donald Trump’s medical exam
The exam confirmed his good physical and cognitive health, the White House physician said, while revealing areas, such as his diet, that need improvement.
Health Nov 17African American women face a more aggressive type of endometrial cancer. Researchers can’t explain why
Endometrial cancer, a common form of uterine cancer, has an 80 percent rate of survival over a five-year period in most women diagnosed at age 60 and above. But African American women are more likely to have a more aggressive…
Health Nov 02Treating the opioid babies
A doctor working in the Appalachian foothills watches a town and its newborns on the brink of a public health epidemic.
Science Oct 27This smartphone app wants to screen for pancreatic cancer through selfies
Similar to a doctor’s physical exam, the BiliScreen app examines the eyes for a yellowish hue called jaundice, a symptom of improper pancreas and liver function.
Health Oct 19Understanding California’s Hepatitis A outbreak
On March 18, the California Department of Public Health first announced an outbreak of the Hepatitis A virus. Seven months later on Oct. 13, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency. Reported cases of Hepatitis A had more…
Nation Oct 04How to safely dispose of pain medication
Leaving pain medication in the cupboard, the cabinet or elsewhere in the house increases the likelihood of the medication being ingested by children or pets. So how do you get rid of it?…