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Poor Americans Really Are in Despair

The decline in life expectancy and health among less-educated white Americans is often attributed to “deaths of despair”—those from conditions like substance abuse and suicide. (Suicides, the CDC reported last week, are up nearly 30 percent since 1999.) The cause is often attribute...


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This Service Dog Is A Very Good Boy, But Humans Ignored Him When He Asked For Help

A viral Tumblr post is a good reminder of how we can help people who rely on service dogs. View Entire Post ›

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Despite What Anti-Vaxxers Say, Vitamin K Shots Are Safe For Newborns

People who don't believe in vaccines are also encouraging parents to skip the vitamin K shot for their newborns. That's a big mistake. View Entire Post ›

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Why Don't We Invest More in Public Health?

Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG Many, many studies conclude that investing in public health is more effective than continually increasing spending on expensive treatments. So why doesn't the US spend more on public health? Aaron has a book out now! It’s called The Bad Food...

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Movie Theaters Are Warning People That "Incredibles 2" Could Trigger Seizures Or Migraines

Incredibles 2 is a hit at the box office, but the movie's flashing lights may be a problem for people with photosensitive epilepsy or migraines. (No spoilers here, we swear.) View Entire Post ›

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A Rare Case Of Plague Was Diagnosed In A Young Boy In Idaho

It's the first human case of plague in Idaho in decades. Here's what you need to know. View Entire Post ›

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Medicaid Report Cards Are Out, and Life Isn't About Grades

Subscribe to Healthcare Triage! https://bit.ly/2GlEYWG The Trump administration has released Medicaid report cards, which allow citizens and health care journalists to look at the results of Medicaid, state by state. The good news: our beloved Indiana is doing OK! The bad news, there's a lot of mis...

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These US Cities Are At Greater Risk Of Disease Outbreaks Due To Unvaccinated Kids

A study looked at which US counties have the highest rates of vaccine exemptions for philosophical, moral, or religious reasons. View Entire Post ›

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Teen Survey Shows Fewer Are Having Sex, But More Are Feeling Despair

About 40% of teens said they had had sex, down from 50% a decade ago. View Entire Post ›


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