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CBD Will Cure What(ever) Ails You
The wild and far-ranging health claims about CBD -- a product of hemp, not marijuana, -- are unsubstantiated. The FDA needs to weigh in.
Reproductive Rights Benefit Babies' Health
States offering comprehensive family planning have infant birth weights that are healthier than those of states with restrictive policies.
Women with Broken Hearts
A man and a woman, both 55 or younger, arrive at the hospital with symptoms of heart failure. They are treated quite differently.
Secondhand Smoke Sends Kids to the ER
Kids exposed to cigarette smoke at home are 24 times more likely to be hospitalized. It could be a good opportunity to offer smokers help.
Unapproved Drugs in “Brain Boosting” Supplements
Many supplements sold to improve memory and thinking contain unapproved drugs usually prescribed for mental disorders and brain injuries.
A COVID-19 Comprehension Test
Most journals and public health agencies make their coverage of information on COVID freely available. But not everyone can understand it.
Add Nutrition to Your Yearly Checkup
Health depends in large part on diet, but few doctors ask about it. The AHA looked at ways to get a picture of patients' eating habits.
Make Telemedicine Accessible for Seniors
Telemedicine is safer for seniors, but vision and hearing loss and technology are obstacles to using it. Here are trends that should help.
Food Stamps Pay Health Dividends
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance or SNAP program may seem expensive, but its price appears to be offset by savings in healthcare costs.
Flu Vaccines Help the Heart
Having a flu shot protects you from more than the flu virus; it can prevent heart problems, too. So why do so few hospitals offer it?
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