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Cigarette smoking is down, but almost 38 Million American adults still smoke

Cigarette smoking remains high among certain groups Men Adults 25-64 years old lower education Below poverty level Midwest and South Uninsured or Medicaid Disabled Serious psychological distress American Indians, Alaska Natives, and multiracial Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals  Strategies essential to continue reducing cigarette smoking overall: ...
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Transparent Hospital Pricing Exposes Wild Fluctuation, Even Within Miles

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Transparent Hospital Pricing Exposes Wild Fluctuation, Even Within Miles Harriet Blair Rowan The federal government’s new rule requiring hospitals to post prices for their services is intended to allow patients to shop around and compare prices, a step toward price transparency that has generated praise and skepticism. Kaiser Health News exam...
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Today is National Hot Chocolate Day

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With the current cold snap, we warmly welcome National Hot Chocolate Day . This beverage is deeply-rooted in Americans' collective childhood culture. We tend to turn to a cup of hot chocolate on rainy days, or even a day like today; when the sky is clear, but the temperature is down-right cold. So cheers, find a place where you can sit back and rel...
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Frail Seniors Find Ways To Live Independently

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Frail Seniors Find Ways To Live Independently Judith Graham DENVER — Pauline Jeffery had let things slide since her husband died. Her bedroom was a mess. Her bathroom was disorganized. She often tripped over rugs in her living and dining room. “I was depressed and doing nothing but feeling sorry for myself,” said the 85-year-old D...
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Ads For Short-Term Plans Lacking ACA Protections Swamped Consumers’ Online Searches

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Ads For Short-Term Plans Lacking ACA Protections Swamped Consumers’ Online Searches Steven Findlay Consumers shopping for insurance online last fall — using search terms such as “Obamacare plans,” “ACA enroll” and “cheap health insurance” — were most often directed to websites that promote indiv...
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Boot Camp After 60: 10 Steps To Turn Around Unhealthy Habits

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Boot Camp After 60: 10 Steps To Turn Around Unhealthy Habits Bruce Horovitz It takes moxie to flip an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one — particularly for folks over 60. Most baby boomers approach retirement age unwilling to follow basic healthy lifestyle goals established by the American Heart Association, said Dr. Dana King, professor an...
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Today is National Puzzle Day

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Jan. 29 is National Puzzle Day . A day to exercise our brain, while having a little fun. The options are plentiful. I'll personally stick to a traditional children's puzzle, one I can attempt with my 2 and 5-year-old nephews. Maybe you're more of a crossword, jigsaw or Sudoku puzzle player? Regardless, each of these activit...
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Community Hospitals Link Arms With Prestigious Facilities To Raise Their Profiles

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Community Hospitals Link Arms With Prestigious Facilities To Raise Their Profiles Sandra G. Boodman After seven years of a vigorous fight, Jim Hart worried he was running out of options. Diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 60, Hart had undergone virtually every treatment — surgery, radiation and hormones — to eradicate it. But a blood...
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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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