Eye Injuries From Fireworks in U.S. Have Nearly Doubled

SUNDAY, June 30, 2019 — As communities across America enjoy fireworks this July Fourth, folks should keep eye safety in mind.
The number of eye injuries caused by fireworks nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology…
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Connected Teens Become Healthier Adults

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 — Teens who feel connected with others at home and school have fewer serious health problems and risks as young adults, a new study suggests.
Young adults who had higher levels of connectedness — feeling engaged, supported…
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Unnecessary Ambulance Calls in NYC Spiked After Obamacare

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 — Use of ambulances for non-emergency situations soared in New York City after the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new study finds.
With the advent of Obamacare — and expanded access to Medicaid — out-of-pocket costs for an…
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Is Your County an Opioid Overdose 'Hotspot'?

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 — America’s opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of lives, but certain counties in the South and Midwest are paying the highest price more often, researchers say.
For the study, researchers looked at more than 3,000 counties…
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Prenatal Opioid Exposure Could Bring Long-Term Harm to Kids

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 — Children exposed to opioids in the womb may have heightened risks of long-term mental and physical health issues, a new study suggests.
The findings, published online June 28 in JAMA Network Open, dovetail with an opioid…
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Most Americans Have Never Had an HIV Test: CDC

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 — Fewer than 4 in 10 Americans have ever heeded federal government recommendations to be tested for HIV, health officials reported Thursday.
“Getting tested for HIV is quicker and easier than ever before — and when you take…
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