Category Archives: Health

CTE Was Confirmed in a Living Person for the First Time. And It’s a Veteran NFL Player — TIME

A former NFL player is reportedly the first living person ever accurately diagnosed with CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease found in the brains of dozens of ex football players. This breakthrough, which was made in 2012, but only … Continue reading

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2 Couples Sue After Children Are Born With Genetic Abnormality Traced Back to Donated Eggs — TIME

(ALBANY, N.Y.) — Two couples are suing a New York fertility doctor and his clinic after giving birth to children with a genetic abnormality later traced back to donated eggs. The two children, both born in 2009, have Fragile X … Continue reading

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Your Gut Bacteria Might Protect You From High Blood Pressure — TIME

1. Your gut bacteria might help protect you from high blood pressure. By Anne Trafton at MIT News 2. Graduating to the couch: How high schools are letting down students with disabilities. By Jackie Mader and Sarah Butrymowicz in the … Continue reading

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There’s a New Way to Wipe Out Mosquitoes In the U.S. — TIME

Mosquitoes are some of the deadliest creatures in the world, carrying diseases like Zika, dengue and chikungunya. In response, the U.S. government has given the green light to a unique strategy for ridding people’s yards of the disease-bearing pests. In … Continue reading

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More Cases Linked to Disneyland Visits as Anaheim Legionnaires’ Outbreak Grows — KTLA

The number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after spending time in Anaheim or Disneyland increased to 15, Orange County health officials said Wednesday. Throngs of visitors travel down Disneyland’s Main Street USA in this file photo. Eleven of the … Continue reading

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It’s Insanely Easy To Hack Hospital Equipment

KIM ZETTER, WIRED 18 MINUTES AGO  Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters A doctor points to an X-ray picture on a monitor showing a defibrillator. When Scott Erven was given free rein to roam through all of the medical equipment used at a large chain … Continue reading

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Scientists embark on unprecedented effort to connect millions of patient medical records

By Ariana Eunjung Cha, Published: April 15 E-mail the writer Inside an otherwise ordinary office building in lower Manhattan, government-funded scientists have begun collecting and connecting together terabytes of patient medical records in what may be one of the most radical projects in health … Continue reading

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Patients Often Win If They Appeal A Denied Health Claim

TOPICS: By Pauline Bartolone, Capital Public Radio APR 14, 2014 This KHN story was produced in collaboration with  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Federal rules ensure that none of the millions of people who signed up for Obamacare can be denied insurance — but … Continue reading

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M.D. Anderson is offering FREE Cancer Screening Exams

No Appointments Necessary! Free Oral Cancer Screening Exams Friday, April 25 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cancer Prevention Center Duncan Building, Floor 2 1155 Pressler Street Free Oral Cancer Screening Exams Event Flier   Free Skin Cancer Screening Exams Saturday, … Continue reading

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Toxic acid takedown: fighting inflammation

TODAY’S RECIPE  Tangerine Weight-Orade Toxic Acid Takedown: Fighting Inflammation The foods you eat can be causing a toxic acid overload, putting you at risk for diabetes and weight gain! Dietician Ashley Koff joins Dr. Oz to reveal how alkaline foods … Continue reading

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All DiverseAbilities Walk, Run & Roll | Diversity Health Resource Fair | October 11, 2014

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23-Year Old Model Passes away because she no one would pay her $230 medical bill

The sad loss of a fashion model has people asking “why?”  After being brutally beαten in a taxicab, the woman went into a coma and eventually passed away.… April 13, 2014 / / Read More

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Are we in denial about Black Women and Depression?  The Karyn Washington Suicide has sparked a conversation

Karyn Washington inspired black women around the world to embrace the beauty of their blackness with the creation of her “For Brown Girls”(FBG) blog and the #DarkSkinRedLip Project. Her legacy is being remembered far too soon. Reports confirm that Karyn … Continue reading

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One Sentence That Could Help End The Death Penalty In America

BY TARA CULP-RESSLER ON APRIL 10, 2014 AT 9:00 AM Dennis McGuire struggled, choked, and gasped for air before he finally died, as his adult children watched on in horror. The state of Ohio used a never-before-used mix of drugs to kill him, … Continue reading

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Medicare’s Flawed Adjustment Methodology Poor Way to Spend Billions

HealthCanal, Staff Writer, 04/10/2014   The  methodology Medicare uses to adjust the billions of dollars it pays health plans and hospitals to account for how sick their patients are is flawed and should be replaced, according to a new study … Continue reading

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You can still get 2014 ACA coverage in special cases

Open Enrollment is over You can still get 2014 coverage in special cases, including: Tried to enroll by 3/31 but didn’t finish Marriage, birth, or adoption A move outside your service area Loss of health coverage Applying for Medicaid or CHIP See full … Continue reading

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Guess who got Obamacare money? Of course it’s the Kochs!

WED APR 09, 2014 AT 10:23 AM PDT byJoan McCarterFollow Moocher. Here’s a fun question, posed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “If the Affordable Care Act is so awful,” Reid asked, “why did Koch Industries use it to their advantage?” That’s … Continue reading

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EMS: Man crushed by elevator in critical condition

By Ciara O’Rourke American-Statesman Staff Austin-Travis County EMS medics are at the scene of a downtown construction site where they say a man was crushed by an elevator. The man was pinned around 10 a.m. by an elevator at the 300 … Continue reading

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Some Canceled Health Insurance Policies Can Be Renewed in Md.

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Here’s What’s Happening as of Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Houston City Council Race Results FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2013 CONTACT: Patricia Duncan 720-394-1635 adefiningmoment@gmail.com “A DEFINING MOMENT” IS NOW AVAILABLE IN EBOOK Bookcover Denver, CO (BlackNews.com) – The sold-out coffee-table book, A Defining Moment: Barack Obama The Historic Journey to … Continue reading

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