Ladder Injuries Can Go Far Beyond Broken Bones

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 — Falling off a ladder can cause long-lasting mental and physical health problems, researchers say.
The new study included 134 people who fell off ladders and were seen at the emergency departments of two hospitals in…
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Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 — Even after undergoing the artery-clearing procedure angioplasty, Black patients with heart disease are more likely than whites to suffer a heart attack or die within the next several years.
That’s the conclusion of a new…
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Common Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 — Millions of Americans take medication to keep their blood pressure down. A new study suggests that two types of blood pressure drugs might do double-duty, keeping colon cancer away, too.
Angiotensin converting enzyme…
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Coronavirus Ups Anxiety, Depression in the LGBTQ Community

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 — In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, anxiety and depression are striking many in the LGBTQ+ community for the first time, researchers say.
“What I was hearing at the beginning of the pandemic was that people who were…
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Obamacare Helps Poorer Americans Spot Cancer Earlier: Study

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 — Medicaid expansion under Obamacare may have decreased the number of poorer Americans diagnosed with advanced cancer, a new study suggests.
The study focused on Ohio, which was among the first states to expand its Medicaid…
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Does Having a Dog Make for Well-Adjusted Kids?

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 — If you’ve hesitated to get a dog because your kids are very young, new research suggests that the preschool years might be a good time to add a furry friend to the family.
The study found that preschoolers with dogs at home…
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Major Medical Groups Urge Americans to Wear Face Masks

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 — Three major medical groups are urging Americans to wear face masks, wash their hands and practice social distancing as coronavirus cases continue to surge in the United States.
In an open letter to the public released Monday,…
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