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Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:23 PM EDT

Doctors Turn to Thumbs for Diagnosis and Treatment by Text

Doctors Turn to Thumbs for Diagnosis and Treatment by Text

Dr. Anna Nguyen spoke with none of the five patients she treated on a recent weekday morning. She didn’t even leave her dining room. The emergency physician nevertheless helped a pregnant Ohio woman handle hip...

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 09:56 PM EDT

Melania Trump Listens as Teens Share Experiences With Vaping

Melania Trump Listens as Teens Share Experiences With Vaping

Melania Trump said Wednesday she's glad some stores are pulling electronic cigarettes off the shelves amid an explosion in vaping among young people, calling it a necessary step to protect the next generation....

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 11:57 AM EDT

'We're Not Alone': 'Sesame Street' Tackles Addiction Crisis

'We're Not Alone': 'Sesame Street' Tackles Addiction Crisis

"Sesame Street" is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it's tackling the opioid crisis. Sesame Workshop is exploring the backstory of Karli, a bright green, yellow-haired friend of...

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 06:21 PM EDT

Football Star Pays for 500 Mammograms to Honor Mom Who Died

Football Star Pays for 500 Mammograms to Honor Mom Who Died

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is still dedicated to fighting breast cancer. The star running back, who played college football at the University of Memphis, started covering the cost...

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 04:05 PM EDT

Women Support Warren; Share Pregnancy Discrimination Stories

Women Support Warren; Share Pregnancy Discrimination Stories

Women are sharing their stories on social media of pregnancy discrimination in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who came under attack from conservative outlets this week over her claim that she was...

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 08:00 AM EDT

Walgreens, Kroger to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes in US

Walgreens, Kroger to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes in US

Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreens announced Monday they would...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 11:34 PM EDT

Long and Dangerous Flu Season Predicted

Long and Dangerous Flu Season Predicted

Massachusetts health officials warn that more than 80 cases of the flu have already been confirmed this season.

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 09:10 PM EDT

Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal Maker Hit With $8B Verdict

Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal Maker Hit With $8B Verdict

A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday awarded $8 billion in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson and one if its subsidiaries over a drug the companies made that the plaintiff's attorneys say is linked to the...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:45 PM EDT

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Cases Hit New Highs in US

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Cases Hit New Highs in US

U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year. More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia were reported last year. The infection rate rose 3 percent from...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 01:07 AM EDT

Calif. 1st to Allow Pharmacists to Dispense HIV Prevention Meds

Calif. 1st to Allow Pharmacists to Dispense HIV Prevention Meds

Pharmacists in California will be able to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor's prescription after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that supporters say will greatly reduce...

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