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Every 8 minutes a child goes to an ER for medicine poisoning

Every 8 minutes a child goes to the emergency room for medicine poisoning. Next week is National Poison Prevention Week, which highlights the growing danger of meds found in your home. Penny and Phil spoke […]

03/13/2014

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Marijuana’s 1.6 million dollar payday to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Medical pot shops in Los Angeles recently paid $1.6 million in taxes to the city, despite voter-approved restrictions aimed at greatly reducing the number of authorized medical marijuana dispensaries, according to […]

03/12/2014

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California has nearly 870,000 health care sign-ups

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 870,000 Californians have signed up for an insurance policy through the state’s health care exchange, as the state intensifies efforts to boost participation ahead of the March 31 enrollment deadline. The U.S. […]

03/11/2014

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FDA approves electric headband to prevent migraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches. Agency officials said the device provides a new option for patients who […]

03/11/2014

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New Alzheimer’s research in a blood test

Researchers say they have developed a blood test that predicts, 2 to 3 years ahead of time, patients who are likely to get Alzheimer’s disease. Phil and Penny discussed what this could mean for treatment […]

03/11/2014

In this undated image provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2005, Dr. Deborah Persaud, a pediatric HIV expert at Johns Hopkins' Children's Center in Baltimore, holds a vial.  (AP Photo/Johns Hopkins Medicine)

Doctors hope for cure in a 2nd baby born with HIV

A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment — in this instance, four hours after birth. Doctors revealed the case […]

03/05/2014

In this Feb. 28, 2014 photo, first-year Northwestern University medical student Jared Worthington, left, poses for a photo with his "Alzheimer's buddy," retired physician Dan Winship in Chicago. The two are part of a “buddy” program pairing doctors-to-be with dementia patients, pioneered at Northwestern and adopted at a handful of other medical schools. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Alzheimer’s buddy program pairs patients, students

CHICAGO (AP) — At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine — only this time he’s the subject. In the early stages of […]

03/04/2014

A sales associate demonstrates the use of a electronic cigarette and the smoke like vapor that comes from it in Aurora, Colo. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Council considers restrictions on e-cigarettes in LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – E-cigarette use — often called “vaping” — would be banned at bars, nightclubs, restaurants and some other public areas under an ordinance to be taken up by the Los Angeles City […]

03/04/2014

Pharmacist Jarrett Bauder checks on a prescription for a patient in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Friends are a common source of abused prescription meds

CHICAGO (AP) — Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a […]

03/03/2014

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‘Toxic People’ author offers advice for handling, well, toxic people

Communication expert and author of the best-selling book  “Toxic People,” Dr.  Lillian Glass says she was inspired to write the book because  in her practice she would hear so many complaints of people making others […]

02/28/2014

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Barack and Joe show how to ‘move’

In a foot race between the President and Vice President, does the number two guy pull back a bit and let the Commander in Chief win? It probably did not come down to that as […]

02/28/2014