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Your Gut May Be to Blame for Your Bloodstream Infection

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 — Bloodstream infections contracted during a hospital stay are usually caused by a patient’s own digestive tract, not a doctor’s dirty hands or another patient’s cough, a small new study suggests. Stanford University researchers used new computer software to quickly identify the source of bloodstream infections among 30 patients. The findings […]

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This November 6, Make Your Vote Count for Animals!

It’s less than one month until Election Day! Before you head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, remember to keep animal welfare issues front of mind. If humane candidates are not elected to office, we cannot pass humane laws—and the stakes are as high as ever this year. Although this isn’t a Presidential election […]

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Health Tip: If Your Head Posture is Unusual

— If your head isn’t typically kept upright and is leaning forward, backward, to the left or right, there could be various causes involving vision, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus says. Here’s the association’s partial list of examples: Eye misalignment: A person may compensate for misaligned eyes in order to prevent double […]

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Lose 5 times more weight by training your mind

Recently, Dr. Linda Solbrig and colleagues, from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom, conducted a study. Its main objective was to find out which types of motivational intervention would be the most effective in aiding weight loss efforts. The scientists compared a fairly common talking therapy known as Motivational Interviewing (MI) with a […]

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What It's Really Like to Get Your Period in Prison

Getting your period in prison can be a nightmare. I don’t know anyone who enjoys those “days of the month” under any conditions, but being dependent on others for something as intimate as period supplies makes it the absolute worst time of the month when you’re incarcerated — as I was for almost 35 years. […]

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It’s 2018. Do you know where your medical records are?

Can you imagine a future where the question “Did you bring a copy of your test results?” becomes entirely unnecessary? That could happen, but the methods that most health care providers use to exchange health care information are little different than they were 5,000 years ago, when physicians caring for the same patient exchanged scrolls […]