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Did You Miss Me?

Some of you have noticed that I have not been writing for a couple of months because you have sent me messages asking if I was okay. 373 more words

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When Asthma Attacks: How to Manage It and Stay Out of the ER

Get back in the game with these tips for controlling asthma, plus 8 inflammation-fighting lifestyle choices you can implement right now.

With school starting soon and football two-a-days and cross country practices gearing up, athletes of all ages and abilities are lining up to “get ready … set … go!” But for those with asthma, it’s more likely to be “ready … set … no.” … 807 more words

General Health

Back-to-school health isn't just for kids

The dog days of summer are at their tail’s end and fall is rapidly approaching; families are flocking to Wal-Mart to purchase back-to-school supplies and wardrobes, teachers rush to prepare for the influx of students, and fall health & flu prevention begins. 191 more words

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A state-by-state breakdown of 71 rural hospital closures

http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/a-state-by-state-breakdown-of-71-rural-hospital-closures.html

More than 70 rural hospitals have closed since 2010 — and many more may be headed down the same path.

Rural hospitals are facing a myriad of financial challenges, and those in states that have not expanded Medicaid are feeling the most financial pressure. 119 more words

Understanding the Experience of Miscarriage in the Emergency Department

MacWilliams, K. et al. Journal of Emergency Nursing.Published online: 6 August 2016

Introduction: Up to 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, which can be a significant life event for women with psychological implications.

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Gugu Zulu: Another story about the barriers to access emergency care in Africa

In Africa, surviving serious illness or injury is like participating in Survivor.  In order to survive, people need to outwit, outlast and outplay the health system. 791 more words

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Gold Medal Sport: 9 of the Best Reasons to Start Cycling

Plus, 10 tips for staying safe and avoiding injuries while bicycling (or skateboarding, skating or scootering) for fun and exercise.

Cycling is one of only five sports that has been contested in every modern-era summer Olympics, from its 1896 reboot in Athens to this year’s Games in Rio. 618 more words

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