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Doctor charged in opioid deaths of patients
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Doctor charged in opioid deaths of patients

June 25th, 2017 | by Contributor
An Oklahoma doctor was charged Friday with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs she prescribed, often in combinations that made up an addict’s...
Rural Tennessee doctor fears proposed Medicaid cuts
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Rural Tennessee doctor fears proposed Medicaid cuts

June 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
Last Updated Jun 23, 2017 7:35 PM EDT JACKSON, Tenn. — Dr. Gregg Mitchell practices family medicine in west Tennessee. Two-thirds of his patients rely on Medicaid.  Mitchell says he sees patients “up to 90 miles...
Nearly 100 patients died waiting for care at LA VA hospital, report finds
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Nearly 100 patients died waiting for care at LA VA hospital, report finds

June 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
June 23, 2017, 6:33 PM| A new report by the Veterans Affairs inspector general shows that 43 percent of the 225 patients who died between October 2014 and August 2015 at the Los Angeles VA facility were waiting for appointments...
Keep your pet safe from summer health hazards
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Keep your pet safe from summer health hazards

June 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
A dog named Arrow wears booties designed to protect paws from hot pavement at a PetSmart in Tempe, Ariz., on June 20, 2017, as temperatures topped 100 degrees. Just as extremely high temperatures can be harmful to people, the...
3 steps that may help guard against dementia
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3 steps that may help guard against dementia

June 23rd, 2017 | by Contributor
Simple changes to your lifestyle might delay the start of dementia or slow its progression, a new report suggests. Some scientific evidence indicates that keeping your mind active through “cognitive training,”...
Burns from hot pavement, cars up due to heat wave
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Burns from hot pavement, cars up due to heat wave

June 23rd, 2017 | by Contributor
The heat wave scorching the Southwest U.S. can be to blame for an uptick in admissions at a major burn center in Phoenix, Arizona. Doctors are cautioning those living in Phoneix and other areas where temperatures are...