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"Snapchat dysmorphia": Selfies, photo filters driving people to plastic surgery, doctors say
Plastic surgeons are sounding the alarm on a disturbing trend that's emerged with the growing popularity of social media: patients seeking cosmetic surgery to resemble how they see themselves in Snapchat filters. The phenomenon, dubbed "Snapchat ...
Two confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus in Colorado
KUSA — State health officials confirm two people have tested positive for West Nile virus in Colorado. The cases, out of Weld County and Delta County, are the first reported human cases of the virus in 2018. According to the Colorado Department of ...
A Soviet-era experiment to tame foxes may help reveal genes behind social behavior
In 1959, Soviet scientists embarked on an audacious experiment to breed a population of tame foxes, a strain of animals that wouldn't be aggressive or fearful of people. Scientists painstakingly selected the friendliest foxes to start each new ...
Mom Says Doctors Performed 'Horrifying' C-Section Without Anesthesia: 'I Felt Them Cut Me Open'
A California couple is suing an Oceanside hospital, claiming doctors performed a C-section on the woman with no anesthesia, leaving her conscious and alert for the painful procedure. Delfina Mota, 26, was 41 weeks pregnant when doctors at Tri-City ...
It's official: Lyme disease is now in all 50 states
As summer begins to wind to a close, the threat of Lyme disease remains prevalent. According to the Washington Post, every state and the District of Columbia has residents who have tested positive for the tick-borne illness. Advertisement ...
Do women heart attack patients fare better with female doctors?
(CNN) Doctors have long known that heart attack symptoms can be more difficult to recognize in women than in men. There has also been research suggesting that patients treated by female physicians may be less likely to die than those cared for by male ...
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Integrating Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases
Infectious Disease Advisor
All healthcare providers have a role in combating the opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic and its infectious disease (ID) consequences, according to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Due to the OUD epidemic, the rates of new outbreaks ...
Better Blood Test May Spot Heart Attack Faster
By Amy Norton. HealthDay Reporter. MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test can help emergency room doctors more quickly determine whether patients with chest pain are having a heart attack, a U.S. study confirms. The test is a more ...
Surprise! Baton Rouge grocery clerk gone viral receives promise of new car, help with school
Central Superintendent Jason Fountain hands Jordan Taylor a "Culture Coin," an award normally reserved for employees that goes to those who make a positive contribution to the character of the school district. An act of kindness by Taylor where he ...
Franklin County resident dies of rare Lyme carditis
A Franklin County resident has died of Lyme carditis, a rare complication of the tick-borne Lyme disease that affects the heart, the Centers for Disease Control has determined. It's the first reported death due to Lyme carditis in Vermont. The CDC ...