Monthly Archives: August 2015

From Spine-Health.com Neck pain is usually caused by injuries and sprains associated with the muscles, tendons, and ligaments around the cervical spine (upper part of the spine, or the neck), but it can also be caused by a cervical herniated … Continue reading

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Big Soda’s Tactics to Confuse Science and Protect Their Profits

By Alessandro Demaio The latest dubious tactic of global soda giant Coca-Cola has now been revealed for what it is — a move by an industry with a threatened financial future to confuse science, policy and the public in order … Continue reading

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FDA Approves OxyContin for Kids as Young as 11

Purdue Pharma submits clinical-trial data on the drug’s safety and efficacy in children FDA approved use for severe pain. PHOTO: TOBY TALBOT/ASSOCIATED PRESS By JEANNE WHALEN The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has approved the use of the … Continue reading

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Heroin Abuse Is Also Fueling This Viral Epidemic

From Huffington Post Despite this, many states still ban needle exchange programs. By PATRICK WHITTLE Posted: 08/07/2015 12:13 PM EDT MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — Public health agencies and drug treatment centers nationwide are scrambling to battle an explosive increase in … Continue reading

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Half Of Nation’s Hospitals Fail Again To Escape Medicare’s Readmission Penalties

Taken from Kaiser Health News Once again, the majority of the nation’s hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having patients frequently return within a month of discharge — this time losing a combined $420 million, government records show. In … Continue reading

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