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Louisiana Residents Are In Danger

(Nola) – Louisiana is the least prepared state in the country for handling public health emergencies, according to the 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index. The index, developed by the

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Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

    Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

(NPR) – Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer’s disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit

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5 Lies Ruining Your Mental Health

    5 Lies Ruining Your Mental Health

(HuffPo) – One in five Americans experience a mental health problem in any given year. Yet many people suffer with their symptoms in silence. The stigma that continues to surround

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Health Research Ignores Women, And That Needs To Change ASAP

    Health Research Ignores Women, And That Needs To Change ASAP

(HuffPo) – When the Food and Drug Administration approved Addyi, a prescription drug for women with low libido, this summer, it did so with a major caveat: Absolutely no drinking

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Scaring People Can Make Them Healthier, But It Isn’t Always The Way To Go

  Scaring People Can Make Them Healthier, But It Isn’t Always The Way To Go

(NPR) – The use of fear in public health campaigns has been controversial for decades. A campaign with gruesome photos

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Health officials confirm 2 cases of dengue fever

  Health officials confirm 2 cases of dengue fever

(Kentucky) – Health officials are investigating two confirmed and four probable cases of dengue fever acquired by residents and visitors

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Teen Girl Has Bubonic Plague, Oregon Public Health Officials Say

  Teen Girl Has Bubonic Plague, Oregon Public Health Officials Say

(ABC) – A teen girl from eastern Oregon has contracted the bubonic plague, health officials said. The Crook County girl

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Precision Medicine in Action Brings Rare Disease Cures Closer

  Precision Medicine in Action Brings Rare Disease Cures Closer

(HealthAnalytics) – Providers and researchers putting precision medicine to the test are seeing significant benefits for patients with rare and

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9 Ways Watching TV Is Bad For Your Health

  9 Ways Watching TV Is Bad For Your Health

(HufPost) – Want to get fat, wreck a romantic relationship, perhaps lower your chance of getting pregnant – if you’re

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IBM’s Watson makes its health care debut on the Apple Watch

  IBM’s Watson makes its health care debut on the Apple Watch

(Fortune) – Health care goes cognitive. Imagine: You’ve been trying to keep your cholesterol low, but constant business travel means

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