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By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 24th, 2016
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Healthcare: Free market options are available and growing

Who said health care must be expensive and essentially dominated by the US government and insurance companies? Free market options are out there and this sector is growing as the government-insurance cartel crumbles More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 16th, 2016
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Bath time: Dermatologists say a daily bath may not be necessary

For many families, bath time is a struggle. For this reason, many parents will be glad to know that a daily bath may not be necessary for their kids, according to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology. Image/Kaz “Depending More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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Blister prevention and treatment

Whether it’s because you started running more or just got a new pair of sandals, it seems like summer is the season for blisters. And while we often think of blisters on our feet, dermatologists say that these More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
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Conjoined twins, Acen and Apio Akello, successfully separated at Ohio hospital

Twin girls born joined at the pelvic and hip region are recovering after separation surgery Thursday, Sept. 3, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The girls are named Acen and Apio, but on Thursday they were carefully More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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With the freezing weather here, some tips to avoid frostbite

When the temperature dips below freezing, it’s critical to protect your skin from cold-weather health risks. Frostbite occurs when the skin – and sometimes the tissue beneath the skin – freezes due to prolonged More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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U.S. Army soldiers hospitalized with a psychiatric disorder at greater suicide risk after discharge: Study

U.S. Army soldiers hospitalized with a psychiatric disorder have a significantly elevated suicide risk in the year following discharge from the hospital, according to research from the Army Study to Assess Risk More...

By Guest Author On Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Technology In The Healthcare Field Still Struggling

There are few markets in the global economy that rely more on technological advances than the medical industry. That is why it is always a bit of a surprise to find out that the healthcare market is still struggling More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Stem Cell Conversion Heralds New Treatment for Blood Disorders

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have demonstrated for the first time the ability to differentiate human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) into various types of blood cells.  The new conversion More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Study questions antibiotic use in hospice patients

CORVALLIS, Ore. – New research suggests that use of antibiotics is still prevalent among terminal patients who have chosen hospice care as an end-of-life option, despite little evidence that the medications improve More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Heart Disease Vaccine Shows Promise In Animal Studies

The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI) outside of San Diego, CA recently announced promising results for a vaccine to treat and prevent heart disease. The shot can be given before the onset of More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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Human Trials To Begin on Biostasis Surgery Program

Human trials are set to begin at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh for a procedure that involves temporarily cooling the body temperature of trauma patients down to 10oC (50oF) in order to make lifesaving More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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Molecular blood typing assay receives FDA approval

PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Immucor PreciseType Human Erythrocyte Antigen (HEA) Molecular BeadChip Test – the first FDA-approved molecular assay used in transfusion medicine More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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HIV infected men at greater risk of heart attack: Study

The risk of heart disease in HIV-infected men is higher than in men not infected, according to a large NIH-supported study published in the journal, the Annals of Internal Medicine. Image/NHLBI The buildup of soft More...

By Guest Author On Sunday, January 26th, 2014
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Small Claims Limits Unchanged: Understanding the Current UK Legal Status of Small Claims

Medicine is a complicated field, so doctors are given a lot of leeway when it comes to liability for death and injury. Unfortunately, this leeway may have allowed things to progress too far. A new study suggests More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
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Talking medical marijuana with FL CAN Executive Director, Jodi James

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia now allow medical marijuana use for qualified patients. Two states have legal, regulated cannabis for adults–Colorado and Washington. Image/David Benbennick The More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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Free market health care is alive and well at the Surgery Center of Oklahoma

Health care in the United States has been under a lot of government interference and oversight since the Great Society and since that time, prices have skyrocketed. Surgical instrumentsImage/defenseimagery.mil. Today, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, October 21st, 2013
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Flu shots and travel medicine with Passport Health CEO, Duellyn Pandis

With flu season upon us, albeit seen in low numbers and sporadically thus far, health professionals are advising the public to get vaccinated now as the peak of seasonal flu season hits us around the month of February. Passport More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 16th, 2013
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CDC: 23,000 Americans die from antibiotic-resistant infections annually

Every year, more than two million people in the United States get infections that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a result, according to a new report issued by the Centers for Disease More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 19th, 2013
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London scientists develop ‘iKnife’, can tell if tissue is cancerous

In what can be considered a surgical breakthrough, scientists at the  Imperial College London have developed an “intelligent knife” that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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Two men clear of HIV post-bone marrow transplants

Two patients at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) are HIV free after undergoing bone marrow transplants for cancer treatment, according to findings presented at the International AIDS Society More...

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