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A Writer Tracks Global Air Pollution on Worldwide Tour

A Writer Tracks Global Air Pollution on Worldwide Tour

By Warren Levinson | Sep 12
Beth Gardiner's world tour started with the diesel smell in her adopted hometown of London. It took her to Delhi, Beijing and Krakow, in Poland, as well as Berlin, Los Angeles and California's San Joaquin Valley. She was on an air pollution tour.

What We Know So Far About the Vaping Illness Outbreak

What We Know So Far About the Vaping Illness Outbreak

By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 12
U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. They have identified about 450 possible cases in 33 states, including six deaths.

Groupons for Medical Treatment? Welcome to Today's U.S. Healthcare

Groupons for Medical Treatment? Welcome to Today's U.S. Healthcare

By Lauren Weber | Sep 11
Emory University medical fellow Dr. Nicole Herbst was shocked when she saw three patients who came in with abnormal results from chest CT scans they had bought on Groupon.

How Your Beloved Hospital Helps to Drive Up Health Care Costs

How Your Beloved Hospital Helps to Drive Up Health Care Costs

By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Sep 10
Many of the country's leading health policy experts have wondered why Presidential candidates have given a pass to arguably a primary culprit behind runaway medical inflation: America's hospitals.

5 Things to Know About Hunger Among America's Aging

5 Things to Know About Hunger Among America's Aging

Sep 10
One out of every 13 seniors in America struggles to get enough food to eat while the federal program intended to help hasn't kept pace with the graying population.

Hospital Closings Hit Hard on the Edge of the Rust Belt

Hospital Closings Hit Hard on the Edge of the Rust Belt

By John Raby | Sep 9
Nearly 1,100 employees being laid off at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling and sister facility East Ohio Regional Hospital in nearby Martins Ferry, Ohio.

Women Seek Abortions Out of State Amid Restrictions

Women Seek Abortions Out of State Amid Restrictions

By Christina A. Cassicdy | Sep 9
Thousands of women in the U.S. have crossed state lines for an abortion in recent years as states have passed ever stricter laws and as the number of clinics has declined.

Are You Mentally Well Enough for College?

Are You Mentally Well Enough for College?

Sep 6
at a time when parents and society are putting increased pressure on students to go to college in order to have a successful life, students' mental health and overall readiness for college are being overlooked.

Trump Promises 'Phenomenal' Health Plan - What Might That Mean?

Trump Promises 'Phenomenal' Health Plan - What Might That Mean?

By Julie Appleby | Sep 6
While many Capitol Hill Republicans want to avoid a repeat of the Affordable Care Act repeal debate, President Donald Trump keeps promising a health plan that will be "phenomenal" and make the GOP "the party of health care."

Ebola Survivors at Higher Risk of Dying, Even After Recovery

Ebola Survivors at Higher Risk of Dying, Even After Recovery

By Marie Cheng | Sep 5
A study that tracked over 1,000 Ebola survivors found they had a higher than usual chance of dying in the year after their recovery. Some health officials said the results suggest more should be done to monitor the health of survivors amid the ongoing out

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