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CDC to conduct health study at contaminated former military base

Federal health officials are conducting a new study to determine whether veterans who were once stationed at a now-closed military base in California were exposed to dangerously high levels of cancer-causing toxins. The decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes nine months after an Associated Press investigation found that Fort Ord’s drinking …

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The Department of Defense health plan is cutting its pharmacy network by nearly 15,000 locations

Doris Spatz takes a Kisqali pill once a day to control her metastatic breast cancer. As a patient in the Department of Defense Health System, she can fill routine prescriptions at a military pharmacy without copay, but also has the option of using a regular pharmacy through Tricare, the Department of Defense’s private health care …

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Memora Health, Mayo Clinic digital pilot program to improve postpartum care

The early postpartum period is a critical time. Although the period has a huge impact on the health of both mothers and newborns, health professionals pay less attention to him from the prenatal and delivery period. In Thursday, Mayo Clinic declared it to be so teaming up with a San Francisco-based digital health platform Memora …

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Building wealth and health: Under Kaiser’s credit building program

Kaiser Permanente is several months into a first-of-its-kind community program that focuses on helping Americans build their credit. When researching various social barriers to health, Kaiser realized that factors that negatively impact Americans’ financial mobility needed to be addressed, according to Stephanie Ledesma, the health system’s vice president of national community health. Economic mobility is …

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Hair straightening chemicals linked to higher risk of uterine cancer

News release Monday, October 17, 2022 An NIH study found that black women may be more affected due to higher use. Women who used chemical hair straightening products were at higher risk of uterine cancer than women who did not report using these products, according to a new National Institutes of Health study. The researchers …

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Hair straightening chemicals linked to higher risk of uterine cancer

News release Monday, October 17, 2022 An NIH study found that black women may be more affected due to higher use. Women who used chemical hair straightening products were at higher risk of uterine cancer than women who did not report using these products, according to a new National Institutes of Health study. The researchers …

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Certain groups of conditions associated with poorer health outcomes after fractures in the elderly

Having specific combinations of underlying health problems is a significant risk for poorer health outcomes in older adults who have had a fracture, according to a new study from the Garvan Institute for Medical Research. The study was conducted on more than 300,000 Danes aged 50 or older who had suffered a fracture. In patients …

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The new star rating system aims to help guide personal health decisions and guide future research

A new set of meta-analyses sheds light on the often complex and conflicting health guidelines linking certain diets, behaviors and conditions to disease. The analyses, conducted by researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington School of Medicine, were published today in Natural medicine. The IHME analyzed the …

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Launches pediatric mental health company with $26 million and promise to expand Mass General’s proven model of care

From left to right: InStride co-founders Jon Voight, Dr. Mona Potter, Jamie McElhenney, and Dr. Kathryn Boger Many families with children suffering from anxiety or OCD feel like they have nowhere to turn for effective care. New startup co-founded by Massachusetts General Brigham clinicians strive to address this issue. Last year, four co-founders came together …

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