Category Archives: Health

Paramedics Take Woman to Wrong Hospital Costing Her $250000 Instead of $1500

It was bad enough that 29-year old Megan Rothbauer suffered cardiac arrest that caused her heart to stop for nearly an hour. Taken to the wrong hospital, the Wisconsin woman was put into a medically-induced coma for ten days. After … Continue reading

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Laundry Detergent Pods That Look Like Candy Are Sending Children to the Hospital

The small, squish and colorful packets you throw in with the wash have been responsible for an alarming number of poisonings in children over the last two years. The handy, single-use packets that are typically referred to as “pods,” after … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Town May Be First in US to Ban Tobacco Products

Who is on the front line of the tobacco fight? Normally, most people would say tobacco growers and the surgeon general. However, a small town has stepped up to give a new name to the concept of prohibition. The town … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Healthy Lunch from Home May Be Less Nutritious than a School Lunch

School lunches often get a bad reputation as being unhealthy and impossible to eat, but evidence suggests this reputation may be unwarranted. Sending a lunch to school with your kids may actually be less nutritious than allowing them to eat … Continue reading

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Rates of Colon Cancer Escalating in Younger Age Brackets

If you’re young and you don’t think you need to worry about certain types of cancers, you might want to think again. Researchers have recently determined colon cancer is no longer an exclusive cancer for the elderly. According to a … Continue reading

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Berkeley Becomes First US City to Impose a Soda Tax

Election day proved a great victory for anti-sugary beverage enthusiasts in Berkeley, California. 75% of the liberal city voted in favor of the soda tax initiative. Despite soda manufactures’ $2.4 million dollar campaign against the initiative, as of January 1, … Continue reading

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Eight Million Women Fail to Get Cervical Cancer Screenings

The new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that approximately eight million women have not gotten screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. This is roughly 11 percent of the nation’s … Continue reading

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Dignity Healthcare Settles for $37 Million for Over-Charging Patients

Dignity Healthcare has decided to settle allegations of patients having been over-charged rather than fight them in court. Dignity Healthcare, commonly known as Catholic Healthcare West, is one of the largest hospital networks in the US. It has hospitals in … Continue reading

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After Getting it Wrong, Google ReTools Online Flu-Tracking Tool

Google got it wrong. Though the internet giant had the right motive and great technology in its arsenal, that apparently was not enough. With the intention of helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accurately predict flu outbreaks, … Continue reading

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New Study Suggests Drinking Milk Is Actually Bad for Your Health

In what will be a shocking development for the general public, milk is actually really bad for you. A new study suggests that milk consumption is linked with higher mortality rates in men and women, as well as a higher … Continue reading

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The Teal Pumpkin Project Helps Trick-or-Treating Kids with Food Allergies

For most kids, Halloween is a time of gathering as many sugar-filled snacks as they possibly can. There are a minority of children, however, where parents must check their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bag filled with goodies for more than general … Continue reading

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Ibuprofen Shown to Be the Best Option for Kids’ Bone Fracture Pain Relief

No parent wants to see their child suffering in pain. When a child ends up going to the emergency room due to a bone fracture, parents want to hear the doctor is giving the child something to reduce the pain. … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate May Help Prevent Memory Loss, but You Need to Eat a Lot of It

A small study conducted by Columbia University was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, has shown some interesting results in improving memory using antioxidants found in chocolate. People between the ages of 50 to 69 who were healthy were given … Continue reading

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Rock On! Music Therapy Helps Lessen Depression in Teenagers and Children

Many believe rock stars, through their own music, are giving themselves self therapy. What if music therapy worked on kids with depression as well as it does for these rock stars? A new study published by the Northern Ireland Music … Continue reading

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32000 Lbs of Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Recalled for High Risk of Contamination

Murry’s, a Pennsyvania based company, has issued a recall on Gluten Free breaded chicken after the Colorado Department of Agriculture discovered there was high risk that the chicken was contaminated. The Federal Emergency Response Network lab discovered the toxins during … Continue reading

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Uber Wants Your Flu Shots to Be Directly Delivered to You with UberHealth

When it comes to medical care, especially for basics like a yearly flu shot, there is no longer a need to make a visit to your doctor. Many drug stores and grocery stores now offer flu shots on their premises, … Continue reading

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Can a $1000 a Pill Hepatitis C Drug Really Save Prisons Money?

With over 3 million cases of Hepatitis C in the US alone, it comes as no surprise pharmaceutical companies put great resources into testing new medications to help fight the disease. Gilead Sciences of Foster City received approval for a … Continue reading

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An Easy Way to Get Teens to Stop Drinking as Much Soda: Link It to Exercise

Here’s a question that everyone should be asking the next time they pick up a soda. Is the soda worth walking five miles or running for an hour? That’s exactly how long it would take to work off every can … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Unveils New Ranking System for Fruits and Vegetables

Taking into consideration such things such as pesticides, energy and water usage, Whole Foods will now be ranking much of the produce and flowers it sells. The rankings will consist of “Best”, “Better” and “Good” designations, which will indicate how … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet May Conquer Metabolic Disorders Such as Heart Disease

About 25% of the world’s population struggles with a metabolic disorder, whether it be diabetes, obesity, or high blood pressure. These are challenging health issues many have been working for years to reverse. Fortunately, a new study from the Canadian … Continue reading

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