Low-Fat Dairy Increases Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

Before now, there was no proven connection between Parkinson’s Disease and dairy products, low-fat or otherwise. But after analyzing data where participants consumed dairy products for up to 26 years, researcher Katherine C. Hughes, Sc.D., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, speaks about the link and what those concerned about their risk for the disease should do.

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5 Worst Fireworks Injuries and First Aid for Them

The Fourth of July is a time to enjoy being around family, friends, and of course, fireworks. The last thing you want is to start an annual Independence Day ambulance ride! Avoid the most common fireworks injuries this year, by learning your lessons from the mistakes others have already made. Warning: some images, graphic.

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The TRUTH: What GOP Health Bill Does to Medicaid

Republicans in the U.S. Senate released their secret ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’ that repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The real story is the impact on Medicaid, a healthcare program for the poor, disabled, and elderly. We identify the 3 most important ways the GOP health bill defunds Medicaid and who experts are saying will suffer and possibly die without their coverage.

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Forgotten Victims of the Opioid Crisis: Patients in Pain

The opioid crisis grows more deadly by the day, and lawmakers are scrambling to stem the tide. But these actions to stop abuse are creating unintended victims. Patients who legitimately need the drugs to combat debilitating pain are faced with a dizzying array of hoops, and in some cases denied access altogether.

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Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods Probably Won’t Mean This

Amazon.com announces its intent to purchase the natural foods behemoth of supermarkets, Whole Foods, and the Internet responds. Theories on what happens next for the two giants of their own industries flooded Twitter and foodie blogs today. We saved the funniest for this post.

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Mind Your Business, People Have Lots of Conditions Requiring a Disabled Parking Permit

There are many reasons people seek disabled parking permits, and even more reasons why they might be eligible to receive one. Have you ever caught yourself wondering why someone is parking in a handicap parking space? Or judged them for appearing completely able-bodied? These 10 common invisible medical conditions are a reminder that there is often more than meets the eye.

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Nurses Wish They Could Tell You These 10 Things

Nurses do so much more than stick you with needles and feed you curious-looking food. Our new list includes 10 things a survey of nurses said they wished their patients knew. Learn these tidbits and earn yourself some brownie points with the most important staff members in your doctor’s office, emergency room, and hospital!

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What TrumpCare Says About America

The GOP has passed its long-promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in the American Health Care Act of 2017 (aka TrumpCare). Friday’s narrow 217-213 vote tally was only in the House of Representatives, but keg stands and saber-rattling clouded that fact. The TrumpCare deal is far from complete. Does it really just say your healthcare is not the government’s concern?

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How Jimmy Kimmel’s Story Did More For Obamacare Than Politicians Ever Could

By now, you’ve probably seen nighttime talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional monologue about his newborn son. Kimmel took the opportunity to link his family’s medical experience to the national debate about saving or repealing the Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare by many.

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Health Care Fraud: FDA Issues Warnings About Fake Cancer Treatments

Cancers are some of the most frightening medical diagnoses people can receive. The FDA recently sent public letters to 14 US-based companies ordering them to stop selling so-called fake cancer treatments. With online advertising claims that these simple herbs and vitamins could prevent, diagnose, or cure various types of cancers, the companies are reportedly putting people at risk, and committing health care fraud.

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