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Drop In Sudden Cardiac Arrests Linked To Obamacare

If 22 million Americans lose their health care coverage by 2026 under the GOP Senate’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, how many people could die? 715 more words

The Health Law

111 People Ended Their Lives in 6 Months Under California's New Right-to-Die Law

In 2016, California became the sixth state to enact a “right-to-die” or physician-assisted suicide law (Washington, D.C. also has one in place). Health officials from the Golden State… 269 more words


Drug Addiction & the Opioid Crisis: Facts We Need to Face

While reading a recent article in The New Yorker about Chris Christie and the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, which he chairs, I was struck by one particular quote. 485 more words


DHEC in the News: HIV Testing, Hydrant Testing, West Nile virus

Here’s a look at health and environmental news from around South Carolina.

HIV testing is key to early diagnosis and prevention.

National HIV Testing Day was Tuesday, with the goal of promoting HIV testing and early diagnosis. 253 more words

South Carolina

June 28, 1917: Water Supply for the Army

June 28, 1917: Municipal Journal article. Preparation of Water Supply for Army. “San Diego, Cal.-The health department has received the following communication from the state board of health signed by C. 505 more words


Straight, No Chaser: Understanding an Actual Conservative Point of View on Healthcare

I am not attempting to speak for any group as much as I am hoping to enlighten those needing it regarding how others could seemingly vote for or support what appears to be in their “best interest” when it comes to health care. 1,290 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Toxic Algae Shuts Down Oakland’s Lake Temescal

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Park officials shut down swimming access to Oakland’s popular Lake Temescal Tuesday and warned dog walkers not to allow their pets to drink the algae-filled water. 167 more words