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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

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July 19, 2019 at 10:46 am

Happy Friday! As you all know, when I come across an outrageous medical mystery story I like to drag you all down with me because horrified misery loves company. This week’s offering: A man in Kentuc...

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Has Your Doctor Asked You About Climate Change?

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July 19, 2019 at 2:50 pm | When Michael Howard arrived for a checkup with his lung specialist, he was worried about how his body would cope with the heat and humidity of a Boston summer. “I lived in Florida for 14 years, a...

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Employers Urged To Find New Ways To Address Workers’ Mental Health

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July 19, 2019 at 2:50 pm | In the middle of a work project at a global corporate consulting firm, Katherine Switz was gripped with a debilitating bout of anxiety. Her body froze, her heart raced, her chest tightened, and her m...

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Amid Teen Vaping ‘Epidemic,’ Juul Taps Addiction Expert As Medical Director

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July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Juul Labs, the nation’s leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes, has hired as its medical director a prominent University of California researcher known for his work on the dangers nicotine poses for th...

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Know the flax (and the chia): A little seed may be what your diet needs

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July 19, 2019 at 7:35 am | Adding seeds to your diet can be an easy way to shore up defenses against heart risks without adding too much work to meal prep. Many types of seeds can be valuable as part of a healthy diet ­– c...

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A study of fainting astronauts could provide help for the earthbound, too

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July 19, 2019 at 7:15 am | Space travel might look like fun, but it turns out there's a price to pay for all that floating around without gravity: Astronauts often pass out when they return. But a new study shows exercising in...

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Common Medications Can Masquerade As Dementia In Seniors

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July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | [khn_slabs slabs="789584"] By all accounts the woman, in her late 60s, appeared to have severe dementia. She was largely incoherent. Her short-term memory was terrible. She couldn’t focus on question...

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‘Climate Grief’: Fears About The Planet’s Future Weigh On Americans’ Mental Health

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July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | Therapist Andrew Bryant says the landmark United Nations climate report last October brought a new mental health concern to his patients. “I remember being in sessions with folks the next day. Th...

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Doubles Down On Obamacare

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July 18, 2019 at 12:33 pm | [protected-iframe id="c5ee41bdef0db514ef56c8a7c8e9f6c9" /] Can’t see the audio player?  Click here to listen on SoundCloud. [khn_slabs slabs="821957"] [khn_slabs slabs="821954"] [khn_slabs slabs="85...

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