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Hospitals Are Getting Bigger (And Not Just In Texas)

by Jen Jenkins, Market Analyst

Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas is gaining exposure, and it isn’t due to its plush newness, updated equipment, sophisticated technology, or a tragic event of 1963 (for readers who are familiar with the name “Parkland Memorial.”). 278 more words

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A blow to the Scottish Government's quest for a minimum alcohol price?

By Daniel Kenealy

An Advocate-General (AG) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) yesterday issued an opinion on the proposal by the Scottish Government to introduce a minimum price per unit (MPU) for alcohol. 1,272 more words

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Reuters: Southern U.S. diet tied to heart disease

This is not a surprise. What’s more interesting is that people who live in the Deep South recognize that their culture and, thus, the cultural values about food and exercise transmitted from one generation to the next, is a huge impediment to better health. 107 more words

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Health and the freedom of choice

People talk a lot about “freedom” these days.  Be it freedom from colonial rule or the freedom of expression, the freedom of the Internet, the freedom to watch porn, to have consensual sex in beach-side resorts or the freedom to marry irrespective of faith. 1,130 more words

JAMA Forum: Community Approaches to the Opioid Crisis

The abuse of opioids continues to have a devastating effect throughout the United States, as 2 recent studies highlight.

The first study, a national poll by the Harvard T. 1,175 more words

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