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Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 10:20 AM EDT

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

Doctors Gave No Reason for 1/3 of Opioid Prescriptions: Study

New research shows that about one-third of doctors who prescribed opioids in the buildup to the opioid overdose epidemic gave no reason for doing so, according to NBC News. In 29 percent of cases between...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 02:37 AM EDT

GOP Lacks Votes — and Appetite — to End 'Obamacare'

GOP Lacks Votes — and Appetite — to End 'Obamacare'

Arizona's new senator says he'd vote to repeal the nation's health care law. That's one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the...

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 05:09 PM EDT

More Children Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea

More Children Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea doesn't just affect adults... it affects children as well. Doctors say an increase in childhood obesity is one reason why. NBC10 Boston's Kristy Lee explains.

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 01:49 PM EDT

Nutritionist-Approved Frozen Meals

Nutritionist-Approved Frozen Meals

If you're picking up a frozen meal from the grocery store, there are a few things you want to look for before stocking up, according to NBC News. A meal that has less than 500 calories and no more than 600...

Monday, Sep 10, 2018 at 07:53 AM EDT

Doctors Explore Lifting Barriers to Living Organ Donation

Doctors Explore Lifting Barriers to Living Organ Donation

People lucky enough to receive a kidney or part of a liver from a living donor not only cut years off their wait for a transplant, but those organs also tend to survive longer. Yet living donors make up a...

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 11:54 AM EDT

Calif. Mom Shares Warning After Finding Glass Shards in Kid's Burrito

Calif. Mom Shares Warning After Finding Glass Shards in Kid's Burrito

A Santee, California, mother is warning people about a potential hazard after finding glass shards in her daughter's frozen burrito. Tracey Brintle's daughter, Kayla, was eating a Tina's Beef and Bean...

Sunday, Sep 9, 2018 at 10:36 AM EDT

Convenience Shops Go Healthy as Millennials Choose Wellness

Convenience Shops Go Healthy as Millennials Choose Wellness

In convenience stores spawned by the wellness wave, kombucha slushies take the place of corn-syrupy treats infused with red dye, tortilla chips are made of cassava flour instead of corn and there are vegan...

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 06:10 PM EDT

Concerns Grow Over Sickness While Flying

Concerns Grow Over Sickness While Flying

There are growing fears for passengers flying into the U.S. from overseas after groups of travelers arrived with flu-like symptoms.

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 05:29 PM EDT

Dangerous 'Kissing Bug' Returns to Massachusetts

Dangerous 'Kissing Bug' Returns to Massachusetts

A dangerous insect is making a comeback in Massachusetts. The American Heart Association has issued a warning saying the creature, nicknamed the "kissing bug", releases an undetectable and sometimes...

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 11:39 AM EDT

Modest Premium Hikes as 'Obamacare' Stabilizes, Data Show

Modest Premium Hikes as 'Obamacare' Stabilizes, Data Show

Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That's the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but...

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