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Fear of losing health insurance keeps 1 in 6 people working

By Robert PreidtHealthDay reporter FRIDAY, May 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Many working Americans are keeping jobs they’d rather leave – just because they don’t want to lose their health insurance, a new Gallup poll reveals. This is the situation for 16% of those polled in a national poll of more than 3,800 adults conducted […]

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Better access to birth control increases graduation rates

By Cara Murez HealthDay reporter THURSDAY, May 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Access to free or low-cost birth control can be an important factor in improving the future of young women, according to a new study from Colorado. As access to affordable contraception increased, the percentage of young women leaving high school before graduating fell […]

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Fibromyalgia: Myths and Facts

There is confusion and misinformation about what causes fibromyalgia and how to treat it. Separate fact from fiction.

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CDC gives guidelines for simulated cruise trips

May 6, 2021 – Guidelines for cruise lines to conduct simulated voyages as part of the resumption of shipping in U.S. waters were released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The guidelines outline all the requirements and recommendations for cruise ship operators to begin simulated voyages with volunteer passengers before they […]

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Police Violence Causes High Anxiety Among Black Americans

By Cara Murez HealthDay reporter THURSDAY, May 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) – A new survey confirms what many young black Americans already know: They are vulnerable to anxiety disorders, especially when in contact with the police or in anticipation of contact with the police. “I think it’s important, given what’s going on in society,” said […]

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Living with HIV: stress and side effects

Masonia Traylor was 23 when she was diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in 2010. “The first few weeks, I cried every day,” remembers Traylor. “I was thinking about my whole life at 23 and felt really disappointed in myself; questioned many decisions that I [had] made.” But as Traylor found out, she found […]

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Penis enlargement: does it work?

SOURCES: Michael O’Leary, MD, professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School; senior urologic surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Petar Bajic, MD, urologist, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic. W. Myles Hassler, Certified Professional Counselor, Registered Sexologist, Atlanta. BJU International: “Penis size and ‘small penis syndrome’.” National Health Service (UK): “Penis Enlargement”. Kinsey Institute of Indiana […]

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1 in 4 American teens has had a concussion

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay reporter WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Nearly one in four American teenagers has suffered at least one concussion, according to a new study. And although more teens are self-reporting sports-related concussions, emergency room visits for these head injuries declined between 2012 and 2018. “One reason that might explain why […]

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Heart disease often occurs in pairs

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Couples share a lot of things together, but heart disease is reportedly not on any couples list. However, new research from China shows that if your spouse has heart disease, you are also at high risk. Living together can often […]

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COVID-19 can kill months after infection

April 23, 2021 – Patients with long-term COVID-19 face many health threats – including a higher risk of dying – for up to 6 months after catching the virus, according to a massive study published in review Nature. A second study, released by the CDC on Friday, also found symptoms that persisted months later in […]

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