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Do No Harm: Initial Prescription Details Influence Chance of Opiate Dependence

By Terry Gotham

One of the biggest problems with writing about the War on Drugs is the almost exclusive focus on problems. There’s this myth that drug use is a combination between a ratchet & Russian roulette. 1,084 more words

General

Ex CDC Director: History Proves the Dangers of Underfunded Health Programs

There’s momentous debate about healthcare going in the United States—but little attention is being paid to protecting Americans from preventable threats. Unfortunately, as Rep. Tom Cole, a Republican from Oklahoma and chairman of the subcommittee that oversees CDC’s budget, says, “You’re much more likely to die in a pandemic than in a terrorist attack, and so that’s part of the defense of the country as well. 536 more words

12-year-old Girl Dies Hours After She is Injected with HPV Vaccine

The family of a 12-year-old girl from Wisconsin who died hours after receiving an HPV vaccine is grieving the loss of their daughter. Meredith Prohaska, described as being an extremely active and healthy girl, passed away on July 30th. 266 more words

News

Climate Change Might Be Linked to Diabetes

Scientists are studying to see if a correlation exists between climate change and Type 2 diabetes in the U.S.

“We calculated that a 1-degree Celsius rise in environmental temperature could account for more than 100,000 new diabetes cases per year in the USA alone,” Lisanne Blauw, a researcher at Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands and lead author of the study. 44 more words

Climate Change

Federal Quarantine Powers Quietly Expanded without Congressional Approval

Your right to be left unthreatened in your own home could be at risk. Here’s what you need to know. Action Alert!

In January of this year, on the last day President Obama was in office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published… 481 more words

HEALTH

Fall prevention in children 0 to 4 years old.

Originally posted 2017-01-05 02:00:25. Our clinic is one of the leading destinations for children’s health in Roswell and Alpharetta. Today’s post is about falls and injury prevention. 43 more words

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