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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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A Special Enrollment Period has been offered for individuals who were impacted by Hurricane Michael

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A Special Enrollment Period has been offered for individuals who were impacted by Hurricane Michael. This allows people in the following counties to enroll in health care through the ACA through February 20 th , 2019: Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Laurens, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, ...
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Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands!

You need javascript enabled to view this content or go to source URL . This handwashing demonstration will show you how handwashing can get rid of germs and chemicals that get on our hands every day.  
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A Snapshot - Diabetes in the United States (Infographic)

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Cervical Cancer is Preventable

Cervical Cancer is Preventable | VitalSigns | CDC CDC Vital Signs links science, policy, and communications with the intent of communicating a call-to-action for the public. CDC Vital Signs provides the most recent, comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics. https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/cervical-cancer/
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