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Border separations could have traumatic impact on children, doctors say

Forcibly separating the children of undocumented immigrants from their parents at the border sets up those children for lifelong psychological and health consequences,​ pediatricians and other health professionals are warning. The odds already are higher that these children could suffer from depression,...

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  • Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk

    Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk

    Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they're drinking less milk, too. Less than one-third of high school students drink a glass of milk a day, according to a large government survey released Thursday. About two decades ago, it was nearly half. Last year's...

  • Spray sunscreens are convenient but must be used correctly

    Spray sunscreens are convenient but must be used correctly

    As temperatures rise and swimmers seek relief at pools and beaches, dermatologists say it’s not enough to just use sunscreen — you have to apply it correctly and use more than you might think. The American Academy of Dermatology issued a reminder this week regarding the common spray and stick varieties...

  • Why you should probably stop snacking at work

    Why you should probably stop snacking at work

    Remember the slice of supreme pizza you snagged at the lunch meeting? The fudge brownies your cubemate brought to cure the Monday blues? How about the carrot cake to celebrate John Doe's retirement, the peanut butter cookies in the kitchenette, the baked potato chips that got you through the afternoon?...

  • Losing your nest egg can shorten your life, study says

    Losing your nest egg can shorten your life, study says

    More money, more problems? According to a recent Northwestern Medicine and University of Michigan study, the phrase “less money, less life” also applies. Data revealed that a sudden loss of net worth (also known as wealth shock) in middle to older age is associated with a significantly higher risk...

  • House approves opioid bills, but not the one Baltimore health commissioner says 'we desperately need'

    House approves opioid bills, but not the one Baltimore health commissioner says 'we desperately need'

    The House of Representatives, considering a legislative package to combat the opiod epidemic, won’t vote on the bill that Baltimore’s health commissioner says is “what we on the frontlines desperately need.” The bill would provide $100 billion over 10 years for services to combat substance use...

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  • CDC Urges Public To Start The Conversation About Sepsis

    CDC Urges Public To Start The Conversation About Sepsis

    Each year, at least 1.7 million Americans develop sepsis, and nearly 270,000 die as a result. While anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection can lead to sepsis, only 55% of Americans have heard of sepsis.[1] Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is life-threatening,...

  • Fortified salt improves lives

    Fortified salt improves lives

    Haiti has among the highest rates of elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis), which attacks the lymphatic system, leading to abnormal enlargement of body parts, disfigurement, pain, disability and social ostracism. The World Health Organization estimates that 856.4 million people in 53 countries remain...

  • Don't let the summer sun blind you to this lesser-known skin cancer

    Most of us look forward to the balmy breezes and cheerful sunshine brought about by spring and summer, especially those of us living in climates where winter is long, gloomy and bitterly cold. Yet as we get our shorts, polo shirts and swimsuits out of storage, it’s important to remind ourselves...

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