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Can we talk for a moment about Steve Jobs?

By Julie Johnson | Editorial

Not about the man so much as the myth. Steve Jobs has become a larger-than-life legend that even death has not managed to diminish. Synonymous with innovation, elegance and getting every consumer to want something they never knew they needed, he is the modern-day equivalent of PT Barnum. Unfortunately, he is also an idea no […]

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The Difference Between Sunscreens in the U.S. vs Europe

By Jill | Editorial, , , , , , ,

It is jokingly said that the United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language. What’s not so funny is the fact that the Brits—and other Europeans—use sunscreen considered superior to the lotions available in the U.S. To understand the difference it helps to have a little background in the science […]

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Allergy Treatment News

By Jill | Editorial, , , , , ,

While hay fever and other seasonal allergies can cause plenty of misery, peanut, egg, milk, and other food allergies can be deadly. This has prompted medical researchers to work diligently in developing new tests for food allergies.

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Dense Breasts And Cancer Screening—What Women Need To Know

By Jill | Editorial, , , , ,

Women’s breasts are made up of glandular tissue called lobules, which produce milk, and tiny tubes or ducts which carry the milk to the nipple. Breasts also have fibrous connective tissue and fatty tissue which give them their size and shape and hold the glandular tissue in place. Breasts with a lot of fibrous or […]

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The AAP’s Recent Reversal On Peanut Allergies

By Jill | Editorial, , , , , ,

The data on peanut allergies is often confusing. According to figures released in 2013 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), only 0.06 percent of people in the United States have peanut allergies. However, a 2008 study by Jaffe Food Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine claimed three times more Americans—1.4 […]

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The (virtual) Doctor Will See You Now

By Jill | Editorial

With billions of people using the Internet as a major source of information and communication, no one should be surprised that there is a growing number of doctors going digital. Armed with the latest tablet computers, smartphones, and medtech apps, virtual doctors are catching on with insurers, patients and employers.

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Can Healthcare Become Affordable?

By Jill | Editorial

It’s no secret that healthcare costs have been rising steadily for years and the numbers tell the story. Adjusted for inflation, Americans spent $75 billion for healthcare in 1970 and $2.6 trillion in 2010. And that number is expected to almost double by 2021, accounting for 20% of America’s Gross National Product—one-fifth of all economic […]

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Survey Says – Run!

By Jill | Editorial

What if there was a miracle drug that could add years to your life and didn’t cost a thing? Well, it’s here and it’s called exercise, specifically running. According to a study of 55,000 adults in Dallas who were monitored from six to 24 years, those who ran as little as five minutes a day […]

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Will Google Disrupt Telehealth?

By Jill | Editorial

Imagine you’re searching the Internet for information about those funny lumps on your elbow or that queasy feeling in your stomach, and you are suddenly looking at a popup window with a live doctor waiting to help you. You might think that’s either fantastic or disturbing. But it is part of Google’s Helpouts platform, a […]

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Ebola Facts Vs Fiction

By Jill | Editorial, , ,

More than 450,000 Americans die every year from tobacco use, and around 300,000 die from obesity related diseases. To date, less than 5,000 people have died worldwide from the 2014 Ebola outbreak. As of this writing, only one person has died in the United States, and his infection originated in Liberia. Despite the widespread panic […]

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