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Marijuana in babies? Colo. researchers find new evidence

Marijuana in babies? Colo. researchers find new evidence

By Susannah Luthi  |  October 19, 2018

Two Colorado specialists have found marijuana's psychoactive component lingers in breast milk for at least six weeks. As researchers worry that growing cannabis use by mothers could translate into a public health crisis for children, physicians are seeing impact on the ground.

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

By Associated Press  |  October 17, 2018

Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.

Private accreditors OK troubled Calif. surgery centers

Private accreditors OK troubled Calif. surgery centers

By Christina Jewett  |  September 20, 2018

A decade ago, California stopped licensing surgery centers and then gave approval power to private accreditors that are commonly paid by the centers they inspect. That system of oversight has created a troubling legacy of laxity, an invesigation finds.

Drug-resistant UTIs reported in Northern California

Drug-resistant UTIs reported in Northern California

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 23, 2018

California emergency departments are starting to see urinary tract infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria, and it may be nearly impossible to identify risk factors that would inform clinicians to use alternative treatments.

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