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Hope You’re Sitting Down: Hospital Charges $4,700 For A Fainting Spell

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Hope You’re Sitting Down: Hospital Charges $4,700 For A Fainting Spell Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Matt Gleason had skipped getting a flu shot for more than a decade. But after suffering a nasty bout of the virus last winter, he decided to get vaccinated at his Charlotte, N.C., workplace in October. “It was super easy and free,&rd...
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Analysis: Pulling Back Curtain On Hospital Prices Adds New Wrinkle In Cost Control

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Analysis: Pulling Back Curtain On Hospital Prices Adds New Wrinkle In Cost Control Elisabeth Rosenthal As President Donald Trump was fighting with Congress over the shutdown and funding for a border wall, his administration implemented a new rule that could be a game changer for health care. Starting this month, hospitals must publicly reveal the c...
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The human factor in clean water

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  The human factor in clean water There are many cheap and effective ways to provide safe water to the world’s poor regions. But projects often fail due to inadequate planning, maintenance or persuasive power. By Lindzi Wessel 1.26.2019 For more than 2 billion people, safe drinking water isn’t a given. Not for them a clean, reliabl...
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Postpartum Psychosis Is Real, Rare And Dangerous

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Postpartum Psychosis Is Real, Rare And Dangerous April Dembosky, KQED Even after all she had been through — the helicopters circling her house, the snipers on the roof and the car ride to jail — Lisa Abramson still wanted to have a second child. That’s because right after her daughter was born in 2014 — before all that troub...
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January is Thyroid Awareness Month

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General Information/Press Room | American Thyroid Association ​Facts and Information  https://www.thyroid.org/media-main/press-room/ #GIVE2THYROID    Download PDF File Here
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January 2019 marks the fifteenth annual National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM)

January 2019 marks the fifteenth annual National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM) , an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking. It is critical to raise the issue of stalking as its own form of gender-based violence as well as a crime that frequently predicts and co-occurs with physical and sexual violence. In ...
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Students With Addictions Immersed In The Sober Life At ‘Recovery’ High Schools

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Students With Addictions Immersed In The Sober Life At ‘Recovery’ High Schools Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Photos by Heidi de Marco SEATTLE — It’s the last class period of the day. The students lean back on couches and take turns describing the most important day of their lives: the day they became sober. For Marques Mar...
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Check Out Mulberry Market - Every Wednesday

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Georgia Fresh for Less Mulberry Market proudly participates in the Georgia Fresh for Less program. Through this program we are able to double your SNAP/EBT dollars for use at the market. There is no registration necessary and all you need is your Georgia EBT card to participate. Just bring your card to the market information tent and let us know th...
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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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