Women Having A Heart Attack Don’t Get Treatment Fast Enough

­ Each year more than 15,000 women under the age of 55 die of heart disease in the United States. And younger women are twice as likely to die after being hospitalized for a heart attack as are men in the same age group. Studies show that women tend to wait much longer than men to get emergency care for …

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Maybe You Should Skip That Annual Physical

Some physicians feel that the annual physical should be eliminated and that patients should really only go to the doctor if something is wrong.  Meanwhile, other physicians believe in the importance of developing a relationship with their patients; and say that they have found real problems during an annual exam. Listen to the NPR story here. Share this, please:

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Should Oregon Limit Antibiotic Use For Farm Animals?

A bill in the Oregon legislature would limit the use of antibiotics on farms and ranches to only sick animals. Proponents fear that we are in danger of a “post-antibiotic future,” where drugs will become less and less effective. Opponents argue that the Food and Drug Administration is doing an adequate job regulating the use of antibiotics in farm animals and that state …

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States That Expand Medicaid Detect More Cases Of Diabetes

­ In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that states could choose whether to expand their Medicaid programs under the ACA. In January 2014, about half the states expanded and about half did not. This created  a natural experiment — an opportunity to compare the impact of Medicaid programs on diabetes care. Read more about it here. We should all be …

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May 18, 2015 – A Flawless Symposium on Mental Health for our Children & Teens

On May 18th, The Flawless Foundation in partnership with Swindells Resource Center will host a symposium in memory of Mary Elizabeth Guest and her dedication to children with behavioral challenges. The event will feature presentations by noted experts in child and adolescent mental health Erik Kola and Ross Szabo, as well as a panel discussion on new approaches to mental health moderated …

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