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Voices: How Should California Address The Needs Of Its Aging Population?

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September 18, 2019 at 10:50 am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Demographers, gerontologists and government officials are counting down to 2030. That’s the year America’s youngest baby boomers will reach retirement age. The country al...

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What should your baby or child be drinking? Health groups now agree

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September 18, 2019 at 7:39 am | Parents confused about what exactly their young children should be drinking just got help from several large health organizations, which have issued a common set of recommendations. Breast milk o...

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Study sees 'epidemic' of deadly heart infections linked to opioid abuse

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September 18, 2019 at 6:47 am | Life-threatening heart infections related to opioid abuse are striking more young people, particularly in the Midwest, according to new research. About 34,000 people a year are treated for infect...

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As Texas Cracks Down On Abortion, Austin Votes To Help Women Defray Costs

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September 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | [protected-iframe id="8a5d8f2c7becb00c18ca51138a0833e2" /] Austin is about to become the nation’s first city to fund groups that help women seeking abortions pay for related logistical costs, such as...

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Longtime Crusader Against OxyContin Begins To See The Fruits Of Her Struggle

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September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | In the 15 years since she lost her son to a single OxyContin pill, Barbara Van Rooyan has had but one up-close look at the people representing the company that made it. It was in a small courthou...

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Vitamin D is good for the bones, but what about the heart?

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September 17, 2019 at 7:20 am | Vitamin D plays an important role in overall health, but if you've been taking supplements to strengthen your heart, recent research may disappoint you. Although vitamin D is best known for its r...

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Obesity Stigma And Yo-Yo Dieting, Not BMI, Are Behind Chronic Health Conditions, Dietitian Claims

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September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | In a recent New York Times opinion column, dietitian Christy Harrison, an “intuitive eating coach” and author, responded to a fellow clinician who had questioned some of her thoughts on the link betw...

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At-Home Rape Kits Now Off The Market

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September 16, 2019 at 4:50 pm | [UPDATED at 12:30 p.m. ET] Two companies who were advertising at-home sexual assault evidence collection kits appear to have halted selling and marketing the products after widespread objections ...

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Taking blood pressure at home may better predict heart problem in black adults

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September 16, 2019 at 6:56 am | Checking blood pressure at home or elsewhere outside a doctor's office could help predict a certain heart problem among black adults better than the same check done during a medical visit, new resear...

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