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Study: Americans want to talk to doctors on Facebook, email

Americans communicate with their trusted friends and family on Facebook. Why not their doctors?

In a recent survey of more than 2,250 U.S. pharmacy customers, 57 percent of respondents said they were very interested in using Facebook and email to talk to their doctors and manage their health. 239 more words


Live for the Liver

The liver is a major gland in the body that should be cared for and loved. The liver has many functions that help with detoxification of metabolites, and the production of biochemicals used for the bodies digestion. 144 more words


FDA to evaluate risk of codeine cough and cold meds for children

(CNN) — The Food and Drug Administration says it will take a closer look at cough and cold medicines for children that contain codeine.

“We are evaluating all available information and will also consult with external experts by convening an advisory committee to discuss these safety issues,” says… 360 more words


The good, the bad and the creamy: Where newly banned trans fats hide

Ronda Elsenbrook, R.D., L.D., is a registered dietitian in the Nutritional Services department at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, Texas.

(CNN) — Trans-fatty acids (trans fats) are making headlines again. 713 more words


Kids with autism don't react to good and bad smells

(CNN) — Children with autism spectrum disorder often have either an exaggerated or a numbed response to sight, sound and touch. This behavior is so common that it’s one of the diagnostic criteria for the disorder. 813 more words


Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis has for the first time shown slight but significant benefit on lung function, new British research reveals. 593 more words

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First Case Of Rabbit Fever Hits Mesa County

First Case Of Rabbit Fever Hits Mesa County  

NOTE: If left untreated, this is a DEADLY disease

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The valley has got the fever – and not in a good way. 310 more words