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February 24, 2015 Comment

NFL Hopefuls Turn To Wearable Tech For An Edge

With devices that can cost upwards of $100,000, athletes and trainers are able to analyze real-time health and performance data.

February 24, 2015 8 Comments

Rural Hospitals Without Medicaid Expansion Struggle

In many rural counties, hospitals are the largest employers, but many say they’re now facing layoffs, even closure.

February 23, 2015 Comment

Oversight Of Home Caregivers Said To Be Lacking

With the aging of the U.S. population, more elderly and disabled people than ever are receiving care in their own homes.

February 23, 2015 Comment

Israeli Doctors Give Wounded Syrian A 3-D Printed Jaw

The young farmer with a new titanium jaw is among 1,500 or so Syrian refugees who have received treatment at Israeli hospitals.

February 23, 2015 Comment

‘Rock Star Nurse’ Fights Ebola

Yanti Turang is an indie rock singer-turned-nurse who founded the global health nonprofit LearnToLive.

February 20, 2015 Comment

A Mother’s Battle Against Medical Errors

Carole Hemmelgarn is on a mission to help medical professionals avoid errors, after the death of her 9-year-old daughter.

February 20, 2015 14 Comments

Home Sick? Try These Recipes

Our resident chef shares recipes to make you feel better, including Greek lemon soup, chicken soup and ginger tea.

February 20, 2015 2 Comments

Obama Administration Extends Enrollment For Health Insurance

The extension is for people who just became aware that they owe a penalty for being uninsured, and want to avoid that penalty.

February 19, 2015 Comment

Using Protective Headbands To Prevent Concussions

Critics say the headbands won’t work, but one girl’s soccer coach in South Florida is making them mandatory.

February 18, 2015 2 Comments

Discovery Could Lead To New HIV, AIDS Therapy

Scientists have engineered a new molecule they say can block infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

February 18, 2015 7 Comments

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Linked To Philippines

Health officials in California still don’t yet know exactly how this particular strain of the virus got to Disneyland.

February 17, 2015 Comment

Aging HIV-Positive Population Faces Challenges

This year, for the first time ever, half of Americans living with HIV are 50 or older. Among the challenges they face is social isolation.

February 17, 2015 7 Comments

Menopausal Women Beware: Hot Flashes Could Last 14 Years

A new study finds that while many menopausal women suffer from hot flashes for a few years, some suffer for as long as 14 years.

February 13, 2015 Comment

Shortage Of Nicorette Lozenges Prompts Hoarding

People who rely on the lozenges to ease their cigarette cravings are jittery about the dwindling supply.

February 12, 2015 16 Comments

President Signs Military Suicide Prevention Bill

The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention For American Veterans Act is named for a Marine who struggled with PTSD.

February 11, 2015 5 Comments

Choices While Pregnant With Cancer: Shellfish? No. Chemo? Yes.

As Mary Harris was preparing to start treatment for breast cancer, she got another surprising piece of news: she was pregnant.

February 11, 2015 Comment

Pepsi And Coke Grapple With Shrinking Demand For Soda

Both The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo are reporting that their earnings were down last quarter.

February 10, 2015 7 Comments

Alabama Residents Wondering Where To Go For Mental Health Care

Tens of thousands of mental health patients will have to look for new medical care when Alabama Psychiatric Services closes.

February 6, 2015 3 Comments

Tracking Microbes On The NYC Subway

Researchers spent 18 months swabbing hand rails and ticket kiosks to see what microbes are riding with New Yorkers.

February 5, 2015 9 Comments

For Nurses, The Hospital Can Be A Dangerous Place

An NPR investigation reveals that nurses experience more debilitating back and body injuries than almost any other occupation.

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February 26 33 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 2 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.

February 25 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week's DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25 105 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.