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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    313 weeks 5 days 14 hours 54 minutes ago
Cases of invasive breast cancer in the United States have declined overall, but the decrease is significantly less marked in poor women who live in rural areas, possibly due to differences in the use of hormone therapy (HT), a new study suggests. 

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Weight-loss surgery edges out lifestyle changes for type 2 diabetes

a shared story    2 hours 24 minutes ago
(Reuters Health) - People with type 2 diabetes who have weight loss surgery are more likely to have significant improvements in their diabetes three years compared to diabetics who try lifestyle changes, a small new study suggests.  

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A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama - Global Compassion Education

a shared story    3 hours 24 minutes ago
The Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Wish Is That We All Live #WithCompassion.While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: let's give His Holiness the Dalai Lama the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses...(more) 

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Malnutrition brings a terrible disease to children in Niger

a shared story    4 hours 24 minutes ago
Mourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition. "It was better before," the teenager says shyly and simply in the arid heartland of Niger, one...(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    306 weeks 6 days 2 hours 35 minutes ago
Breast cancer survivors have been getting bum advice. For decades, many doctors warned that lifting weights or even heavy groceries could cause painful arm swelling. New research shows that weight training actually helps prevent this problem.... 

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Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

a shared story    5 hours 24 minutes ago
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

a shared story    340 weeks 5 days 15 hours 35 minutes ago
John Mathson had been paying about $550 a month to continue his health insurance coverage after the 63-year-old Eureka man got laid off in October after 39 years at the Evergreen Pulp mill. 

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Oregon marijuana fans look to cash in on new law

a shared story    6 hours 24 minutes ago
More than a thousand marijuana enthusiasts and entrepreneurs met in Oregon on Friday to swap samples, contacts and business tips in hopes of profiting from the state's new law allowing the recreational use of pot. Licensed growers handed out free tastes, gardening experts displayed organic plant...(more) 

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a shared story    414 weeks 6 days 2 hours 27 minutes ago
Although the lure of Big Sur is timeless, hopping in the saddle is a novel way to enjoy the spectacular scenery. At Molera Horseback Tours - one of the few companies that offer the service in Big Sur - riders of any experience level can go...(more) 

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Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days

a shared story    8 hours 24 minutes ago
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients. 

High salt intake risky in people with heart disease

a shared story    184 weeks 6 days 2 hours 51 minutes ago
Americans' salt intake is a major issue among health experts, with controversy lingering over how much salt is too much. A new study suggests that clarification on this question is sorely needed, especially for people with existing heart disease. The study looked at sodium excretion in the...(more) 

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Pilot killed in Colorado crash of medical transport helicopter

a shared story    9 hours 24 minutes ago
The Flight for Life Helicopter was taking off early afternoon from St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, about 70 miles west of Denver, when it crashed, according to CBS Denver KCNC and other local media. No patients were on board, and the helicopter was not...(more) 

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