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Managing pain in a time of opioid abuse

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Q&A — NIDA Director Nora Volkow Managing pain in a time of opioid abuse Other therapies, more training, a new mindset: Can doctors bring relief to patients without putting them at risk for addiction? By Ricki Rusting 06.06.2018 It seemed like a good idea — a Decade of Pain Control and Research, called by the US Congress in 2000 to a...
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Eyes in the sky: 5 ways drones will change agriculture

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  Eyes in the sky: 5 ways drones will change agriculture From spotting leaks to patrolling for pathogens, flying robots are taking up chores on the farm. By Rachel Ehrenberg 10.11.2018 Not long ago, drones on a farm meant male bees, essential for a healthy hive. But like catfish , cloud and viral , drone has taken on a new meaning in the age o...
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Analysis: Can States Fix The Disaster Of American Health Care?

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Analysis: Can States Fix The Disaster Of American Health Care? Elisabeth Rosenthal Last week, California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, promised to pursue a smörgåsbord of changes to his state’s health care system: state negotiation of drug prices, a requirement that every Californian have health insurance, more assistance to ...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is an American federal holiday commemorating the life and works of the well-known civil rights leader. King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is ...
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Betting on bats for genetic treasures

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  Betting on bats for genetic treasures Bat genomes are full of clever tricks that are treats for biology and medical science — it’s why scientists want to sequence them all By Bob Holmes 10.29.2018 Most of us think of bats only when it’s time to decorate for Halloween. But a large group of scientists finds them fascinat...
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County By County, Researchers Link Opioid Deaths To Drugmakers’ Marketing

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County By County, Researchers Link Opioid Deaths To Drugmakers’ Marketing Victoria Knight Researchers sketched a vivid line Friday linking the dollars spent by drugmakers to woo doctors around the country to a vast opioid epidemic that has led to tens of thousands of deaths. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, looked at county-specific...
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Secretive ‘Rebate Trap’ Keeps Generic Drugs For Diabetes And Other Ills Out Of Reach

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Secretive ‘Rebate Trap’ Keeps Generic Drugs For Diabetes And Other Ills Out Of Reach Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News and Sydney Lupkin, Kaiser Health News Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was virtually identical to the brand she...
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January 18 2019 CHW Community Calendar

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Events and things to do in Macon, GA this weekend - concerts, movies, comedy - Eventful Find things to do in Macon, GA this weekend. Eventful provides the most popular Macon events, concerts, movies, comedy, nightlife, family events, and more. http://eventful.com/macon/events/this-weekend Macon, GA Events This Weekend | Eventbrite Lining up plans i...
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You Can Quit Smoking - Tips From Former Smokers

​Improve your chances of quitting by calling the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line (GTQL). English: 1-877-270-STOP (877-270-7867) Spanish: 1-877-2NO-FUME. Hearing Impaired: 1-877-777-6534.
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Why Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be to Eat More Fiber

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Why Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be to Eat More Fiber ( NewsUSA ) – The start of a new year is a great time to check in with yourself and think about how you want to improve for the year ahead. But unfortunately, many New Year’s resolutions aren’t realistic and wind up lasting just two to three weeks. Here’s a res...
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Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Not Overdo Protein Shakes)

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Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Not Overdo Protein Shakes) Judith Graham Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists. During these stressful periods, aging bodies proces...
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Patients Turn To GoFundMe When Money And Hope Run Out

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Patients Turn To GoFundMe When Money And Hope Run Out Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio Tammy Fox wanted to help after a friend took ill with a rare and difficult-to-diagnose autoimmune disorder that required many trips to the Mayo Clinic. Although Fox couldn’t do anything medically, she knew there was a way to ease some of the burden of ...
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Providers Walk ‘Fine Line’ Between Informing And Scaring Immigrant Patients

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Providers Walk ‘Fine Line’ Between Informing And Scaring Immigrant Patients Ana B. Ibarra, Kaiser Health News While the Trump administration decides whether to adopt a controversial policy that could jeopardize the legal status of immigrants who use public programs such as Medicaid, doctors and clinics are torn between informing patient...
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Listen: Do Consumers Benefit When Hospitals Post Sticker Prices Online?

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Listen: Do Consumers Benefit When Hospitals Post Sticker Prices Online? Julie Appleby, a Kaiser Health News senior correspondent, appeared last week on WBUR’s “Here & Now” with Jeremy Hobson and on Science Friday to discuss the new requirement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that hospitals post their list...
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Extreme Temperatures May Pose Risks To Some Mail-Order Meds

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Extreme Temperatures May Pose Risks To Some Mail-Order Meds Alex Smith, KCUR Take a look at your prescription bottles. Most say “Store at room temperature” or “Keep refrigerated.” But what happens when drugs are delivered by mail? Were those instructions followed as the medicine wended its way from the pharmacy to your doors...
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Health Care Industry Spends $30B A Year Pushing Its Wares, From Drugs To Stem Cell Treatment

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Health Care Industry Spends $30B A Year Pushing Its Wares, From Drugs To Stem Cell Treatment Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Hoping to earn its share of the $3.5 trillion health care market, the medical industry is pouring more money than ever into advertising its products — from high-priced prescriptions to do-it-yourself genetic tests and una...
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Too High To Drive: States Grapple With Setting Limits On Weed Use Behind Wheel

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Too High To Drive: States Grapple With Setting Limits On Weed Use Behind Wheel Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News It used to be the stuff of stoner comedies and “Just Say No” campaigns. Today, marijuana is becoming mainstream as voters across the country approve ballot questions for legalization or medical use. In response, state govern...
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How Helping Patients Get Good Care At Home Helps Rural Hospitals Survive

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How Helping Patients Get Good Care At Home Helps Rural Hospitals Survive Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio Rural hospitals close when they don’t have enough paying patients to care for, but they’re also dinged when the same patients show up over and over again. That puts outlying medical facilities in the precarious position of needi...
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Will I Always Face The Threat Of A Peanut-Laden Kiss Of Death?

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Will I Always Face The Threat Of A Peanut-Laden Kiss Of Death? Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News Whenever I see a report touting possible new peanut allergy treatments, I devour it. I can’t help it. It’s an occupational hazard for any health journalist whose reporting specialty and medical history intertwine. I write about the business...
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After Bitter Closure, Rural Texas Hospital Defies The Norm And Reopens

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After Bitter Closure, Rural Texas Hospital Defies The Norm And Reopens Charlotte Huff Five months ago, the 6,500 residents of Crockett, Texas, witnessed a bit of a resurrection — at least in rural hospital terms. A little more than a year after the local hospital shut its doors, the 25-bed facility reopened its emergency department, inpatient...
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