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Fatal fungus linked to deaths — What you need to know

By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Most women — and some men — are familiar with yeast infections. While they are no doubt an

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Can you hear me now? 8 options for affordable hearing aids

By Erica Manfred Contributing Writer, Senior Planet (Special from Senior Planet via New America Media) — More than two-thirds of Americans over age 70 have

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Inequities in funding and research on Sickle Cell disease
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Remember a year ago when your friends were pouring buckets of ice-cold water over the heads in the name of science? In total, a ...
Secret hospital inspections may become public at last
By Charles Ornstein ProPublica The public could soon get a look at confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation’s hospitals that put patients’ health and safety at risk, under ...
New initiative helps moms gain access to fresh produce at farmers markets
By Tia Alphonse Contributing Writer Breastfeeding mothers, or those who receive benefits from the federal program Women, Infants and Children, better known as WIC, now have a unique, new resource for ...
How ‘connected’ will your aging be in the Robotic Age?
By Randy Rieland Contributing Writer Part II For Americans, the age of technology is also—thanks to the huge boomer generation—an era of rapid aging. An underlying question is how big a role machines ...
Understanding blood clots
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Up to 600,000 people in the United States are affected by venous thromboembolism each year, a disease that includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary ...
How will artificial intelligence help aging boomers?
By Randy Rieland Contributing Writer Part 1 (Special from America Media) – The relationship between humans and robots is a tricky thing. If the latter looks too much like the former, but ...
Recovering from trauma of financial elder abuse—what to do
By Michael O. Schroeder Contributing Writer Part III (US News&World Report/New America Media) — As with those who have endured other types of abuse, victims of financial elder abuse often feel they can’t ...
Public health crisis: Does televised violence result in aggressive behavior among our youth?
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Violence among youths is an important public health problem. Some of the documented reasons are the early onset of aggressive behavior in childhood, social problem-solving ...

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