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Brain Changes Make Some Older Adults More Vulnerable to Scams

ITHACA, N.Y. – Older adults who have been scammed by friends, relatives or strangers seem to behave just like elders who have avoided rip-offs. They are able to... Read more »

Springing Forward – to Allergy Season

California experienced record rainfall this year, and may have even made headway against the state’s historic drought. Now that lush landscapes abound and spring... Read more »

Deciphering The CBO Estimates On The GOP Health Bill

The Congressional Budget Office is out with its estimate of the effect that the Republican health bill, “The American Health Care Act,” would have on the nation’s... Read more »

When You Don’t Speak The Same Language As Your Child’s Doctor

When Margarita Ruiz takes her children to the doctor’s office, she has no choice but to trust that nurses and front desk staff are translating medical orders accurately.... Read more »

House GOP Health Bill Jettisons Insurance Mandate, Much Of Medicaid Expansion

House Republicans unveiled their much anticipated health law replacement plan Monday, slashing the law’s Medicaid expansion and scrapping the requirement that... Read more »

Popular Heartburn Drugs Linked to Gradual Yet ‘Silent’ Kidney Damage

Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure. The sudden onset of kidney problems often... Read more »

California Reports Thousands Of Workers Exposed To Elevated Lead Levels

California Healthline – More than 6,000 California workers in munitions, manufacturing and other industries have elevated levels of lead in their blood that... Read more »

If Obamacare Is Being Repealed, Do The Uninsured Still Face Penalties?

California Healthline – In some recent emails, readers asked about what to expect as Republicans move to overhaul the health law. Should people bother paying... Read more »

Experts Reveal Hidden Dangers Behind Supplements

A team of specialists has been working on a peer-reviewed paper to examine the detection of illegal ingredients in supplements. Their research found that over-the-counter... Read more »

Autism Risk Linked to Childbirth Complications

Children who were exposed to complications shortly before or during birth, including birth asphyxia and preeclampsia, were more likely to develop autism spectrum... Read more »

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