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Health Care
Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires' disease continues to make national headlines as outbreaks have been discovered in New York City (NYC), Quincy, Illinois, and San Quentin, California. Most recently, the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ Disease has been detected...
Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act has been in place for five years and it is time to assess penalties. However, the law has many exemptions that let people opt out and not have to pay...
Cortisol

Cortisol is a stress hormone released in the body. The main roles of cortisol are to raise blood sugar levels in preparation for the 'fight or flight' response and suppressing the immune system. Therefore,...
HIV

Adolescents should regularly be tested for HIV, even if it is unlikely that the virus is in their body. Submitting to an evaluation is beneficial for two important reasons. First, many who have contracted the...
Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, has received a promising health update from his doctors. The 91-year-old statesman and noted humanitarian announced in August 2015, that he had been...
prostate cancer

Prostate cancer early detection test could be the key to survival. Gizmag reports that a new diagnostic device has been developed that is capable of detecting prostate cancer through urine analysis. Developed by...
Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States. This infection is so common and spreads easily because it often causes no symptoms in sufferers and may be...
Coli

There are many types of E. Coli and most of them are harmless. However, some can cause bloody diarrhea, severe anemia or kidney failure, which can lead to death. Symptoms of E. Coli include diarrhea, abdominal...
Medicaid

The overhaul on the health care system could create a huge financial impact, which would result in 22 million fewer people with medical insurance by 2026. Medicaid is facing a war with health care. Those who lose...
Medtronic

Medtronic neurostimulator devices can offer hope for chronic pain sufferers. The innovative pain control devices could change the lives of patients afflicted with daily chronic pain as a result of physical injury, trauma, and/or...
Breast Cancer

  Breast cancer awareness is not only essential, it can prevent serious problems if detected early. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women of all races, and early detection can reduce a lifetime...
Wisdom Teeth

Oral health is important to everyone's overall health and well-being. When it comes to wisdom teeth and their extraction, a dentist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon can remove wisdom teeth. In many cases, the...
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