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  • Opioid Crisis Inspires Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

    Opioid Crisis Inspires Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-09-13 19:31:33 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - What to do about an opioid crisis that claims 91 American lives every day? While the politicians continue to debate solutions, Ret. Brigadier General Becky Halstead -- honorary chair of the 2017...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - What to do about an opioid crisis that claims 91 American lives every day? While the politicians continue to debate solutions, Ret. Brigadier General Becky Halstead -- honorary chair of the 2017 Drug-Free...More >>
  • New Resources Critical for Stroke Recovery

    New Resources Critical for Stroke Recovery

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:28:18 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world's leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke has...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world's leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke has...More >>
  • FDA-Approved Device Improves Managing of Medical Fluids

    FDA-Approved Device Improves Managing of Medical Fluids

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 7:20 AM EDT2017-08-30 11:20:41 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - Hospitals, surgical facilities, doctors' offices, and medical centers all face the same problem: how to safely dispose of the substantial amount of fluids that take place during surgeries and other...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - Hospitals, surgical facilities, doctors' offices, and medical centers all face the same problem: how to safely dispose of the substantial amount of fluids that take place during surgeries and other medical...More >>
  • The 3 Signs of Tech Neck

    The 3 Signs of Tech Neck

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-09-13 20:31:36 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - Headaches? Neck pain? Numbness and tingling in your fingers? Yep, you've got all the signs of "tech neck" - courtesy of incessantly staring down at all those mobile devices of...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - Headaches? Neck pain? Numbness and tingling in your fingers? Yep, you've got all the signs of "tech neck" - courtesy of incessantly staring down at all those mobile devices of...More >>
  • Chiropractic Care: A Key to Solving Our Opioid Crisis?

    Chiropractic Care: A Key to Solving Our Opioid Crisis?

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-09-13 19:21:34 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - How do we find a way out of today's opioid crisis? Obviously, no one wants tens of thousands of Americans to continue dying each year from the abuse of prescription painkillers. And with more...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - How do we find a way out of today's opioid crisis? Obviously, no one wants tens of thousands of Americans to continue dying each year from the abuse of prescription painkillers. And with more and more...More >>
  • The Truth About Sugary Drinks

    The Truth About Sugary Drinks

    Thursday, September 7 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-09-07 15:36:49 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - A recent national survey commissioned by Panera Bread revealed that 99 percent of Americans do not know the amount of added sugar in a 20 fl. oz. serving of standard cola, with 83 percent of Americans...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - A recent national survey commissioned by Panera Bread revealed that 99 percent of Americans do not know the amount of added sugar in a 20 fl. oz. serving of standard cola, with 83 percent of Americans...More >>
  • Possibly the Best Explanation for Today's Opioid Crisis

    Possibly the Best Explanation for Today's Opioid Crisis

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:33 AM EDT2017-08-18 13:33:34 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - How is it possible that 91 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose? One of the best explanations comes from Ret. Brigadier General Becky Halstead, who -- following a tour of duty in Iraq --...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - How is it possible that 91 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose? One of the best explanations comes from Ret. Brigadier General Becky Halstead, who -- following a tour of duty in Iraq -- was told...More >>
  • Americans Address The Need To Better Prepare for Alzheimer's Disease

    Americans Address The Need To Better Prepare for Alzheimer's Disease

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-09-05 19:55:26 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - The odds that you know someone affected by Alzheimer's are high, considering that more than five million people are living with Alzheimer's and more than 15 million Americans provide unpaid...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - The odds that you know someone affected by Alzheimer's are high, considering that more than five million people are living with Alzheimer's and more than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for...More >>
  • Millennials' View of the Opioid Crisis

    Millennials' View of the Opioid Crisis

    Thursday, August 31 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-08-31 13:41:26 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - How easy is it for millennials to get their hands on the very drugs fueling today's opioid crisis? Easier than you might think. According to a new national poll released by the American...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - How easy is it for millennials to get their hands on the very drugs fueling today's opioid crisis? Easier than you might think. According to a new national poll released by the American Psychiatric...More >>
  • An Alternative to Opioids for That Pain in Your Neck

    An Alternative to Opioids for That Pain in Your Neck

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-08-30 20:00:55 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - Your body does quite an amazing balancing act with your head.Which is to say, if you imagine a 10-pound mass (your head) sitting atop a column of bones (your neck) -- with split-second movements in all...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - Your body does quite an amazing balancing act with your head.Which is to say, if you imagine a 10-pound mass (your head) sitting atop a column of bones (your neck) -- with split-second movements in all...More >>
  • A New Medical Device for Safely Managing Dangerous Fluids

    A New Medical Device for Safely Managing Dangerous Fluids

    Monday, August 28 2017 11:59 AM EDT2017-08-28 15:59:28 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - One problem that hospitals, dentist offices, and other medical facilities face is safely disposing of the large amounts of fluids that are produced during surgeries and other medical procedures.These...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - One problem that hospitals, dentist offices, and other medical facilities face is safely disposing of the large amounts of fluids that are produced during surgeries and other medical procedures.These fluids...More >>
  • Good Health is More Than What You Eat

    Good Health is More Than What You Eat

    Monday, August 28 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-08-28 16:39:29 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - Behavioral health issues are more common today. According to a study by the American Psychological Association, about 25 percent of all adults in the United States have a mental illness and 50 percent...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - Behavioral health issues are more common today. According to a study by the American Psychological Association, about 25 percent of all adults in the United States have a mental illness and 50 percent will...More >>
  • Prescription Opioid Painkillers: The Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

    Prescription Opioid Painkillers: The Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

    Friday, August 25 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-08-25 17:17:26 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - When a physician prescribes an opioid to help you or a loved one manage nagging back pain, the last thing you're probably thinking is that it may prove so addictive that it results in physical...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - When a physician prescribes an opioid to help you or a loved one manage nagging back pain, the last thing you're probably thinking is that it may prove so addictive that it results in physical dependency,...More >>
  • Misconceptions About Conception

    Misconceptions About Conception

    Monday, August 21 2017 8:25 AM EDT2017-08-21 12:25:26 GMT
    (NewsUSA) - As straightforward as the idea of getting pregnant may seem, there is still a great deal of confusion about infertility. A survey of 500 participants, conducted by The Stork Ib2C, Inc. uncovers the most...More >>
    (NewsUSA) - As straightforward as the idea of getting pregnant may seem, there is still a great deal of confusion about infertility. A survey of 500 participants, conducted by The Stork Ib2C, Inc. uncovers the most...More >>
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