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2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana

2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana

By Associated Press  |  September 17, 2018

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.

Puerto Rico's slow recovery leaves health system exposed for next major storm

Puerto Rico's slow recovery leaves health system exposed for next major storm

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 08, 2018

Puerto Rico's long-term public health challenges after Hurricane Maria have also hindered many providers' preparations for the current hurricane season, raising concerns over what harm another major storm would wreak to a health system that hasn't fully recovered.

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.

Data Points: August's arrival signals vaccination season

Data Points: August's arrival signals vaccination season

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 28, 2018

It's hard to believe it, but for many kids, summer will come to an end in the coming weeks. 
As parents bulk up on school supplies, it's also important to remember a visit to the doctor's office for immunizations. After all, August is National Immunization Awareness Month.

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