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New prescription: Doctor offices that look more like Apple stores
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New prescription: Doctor offices that look more like Apple stores

January 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
SAN FRANCISCO — After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess. Now he...
How to know when to keep your sick child from school
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How to know when to keep your sick child from school

January 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
Most parents have been there. Your child has a runny nose and didn’t sleep well the night before. In the morning, it’s time to decide: Do you keep him home to prevent the illness from getting worse or send him to...
“Superbug” CRE may be more widespread than thought
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“Superbug” CRE may be more widespread than thought

January 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
A type of potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria is more widespread in U.S. hospitals than previously thought and needs to be more closely monitored, a new study suggests. Researchers checked for cases of illness caused by...
Abortion rate in U.S. drops to lowest level since 1974: survey
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Abortion rate in U.S. drops to lowest level since 1974: survey

January 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
NEW YORK – Even as the election outcome intensifies America’s abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since...
When should you keep your sick child from school?
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When should you keep your sick child from school?

January 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
January 17, 2017, 8:16 AM| A new poll from the University of Michigan found parents rely on three main criteria to decide if their child is too sick for school: whether the child’s condition could get worse, whether the...
Moms blame military housing in S.C. for children’s leukemia
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Moms blame military housing in S.C. for children’s leukemia

January 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
Some military families believe oil tanks below military housing in South Carolina are causing cancer in their children. They say at least 15 children who lived on or near the Laurel Bay military housing community are sick with...