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Grateful dad fundraises for Shriners with 1,900 mile bike ride
By Modern Healthcare | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A Tennessee father whose 4-year-old daughter is facing years of treatment for a spinal deformity has biked more than 1,100 miles to raise funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children system that's treating her.
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Ig Nobel awards honor docs who found cured pork stops nosebleeds
By Modern Healthcare | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Sometimes those old folk remedies really do work.
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Breast implant shortage has Venezuelan women complaining
By Modern Healthcare | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.
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Lone Star tick bites cause red meat allergy in growing problem
By Modern Healthcare | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick.
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Federal pot farm cranks up production 30% for 2014
By Modern Healthcare | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Production will be high, so to speak, at the nation's only federally sanctioned marijuana farm this year.
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Nurse makes final round in Lay's Do Us a Flavor contest
By Modern Healthcare | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The first note that hits you is the spicy wasabi, which is quickly balanced with a cooling ginger finish. But while it recalls a piece of maki sushi, it's actually a potato chip: Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger.
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Healthy eating could be a learnable habit
By Modern Healthcare | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Do you hanker for deep-dish pizza or a burger with all the fixings, and push the boiled rutabaga and steamed okra to the far edges of your dinner plate? The “addictive power” of unhealthy foods may have a hold on you, say authors of a new study.
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Charities turn down money from remorseful Reddit users
By Modern Healthcare | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Apparently guilt-stricken users of the website Reddit are trying to donate money to good causes, but no one seems to want their cash.
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Curious correlations populate law student's website
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There is a freakish correlation between deaths from anticoagulants and the number of U.S. graduates to earn sociology doctorates each year.
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French hospital opening wine bar for hospice patients
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
lf you figured a French hospital would be the natural place for a wine bar, you'd be right. Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, about 260 miles south of Paris, plans to open a wine bar this month for terminally ill patients in its palliative-care center.
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Siemens office gets unexpected visitor: a moose
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A young male moose sauntered into an administrative office building of healthcare technology giant Siemens in Dresden, Germany, last week and got stuck behind a glass wall.
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Ice Bucket Challenge attracts doctors, healthcare executives
By Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If you've been checking out social media lately, you've probably seen a video of a friend, a stranger or Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dumping a bucket of ice water on themselves to raise cash to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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Nevada hospital runs mobile hospital at Burning Man
By Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When 68,000 or so participants converge on Nevada's Black Rock Desert this week to get the Burning Man fire arts gathering raging, things could get weird. They usually do.
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Richest healthcare tycoons dominated by pharmaceutical execs
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Who's the richest of them all? When Outliers dug into real-time data from Forbes on billionaires, some familiar and not-so-familiar names popped up in the healthcare field for the U.S.
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Ebola song by Liberian soccer star aims to raise awareness
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With Ebola ravaging his homeland, world-famous Liberian soccer star George Weah decided he could make a difference by singing about it.
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CT scans, 3-D printing help doc duplicate antique intruments
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Robert Howe first learned how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts. Then the student of music history realized the same CT scanning technology could help him study delicate musical instruments from the past.
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Obamacare advocates urge engaged couples to get health plans
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes ... signing up for health insurance.
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White Sox slugger Frank Thomas sends love to his doctors
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When slugger Frank Thomas stepped to the lectern during his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, he had a lot of people to thank—138 to be exact.
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Fist bumps beat handshakes in cleanliness, study says
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Fist bumps may be a less bacteria-laden alternative to handshakes and high-fives, according to the latest study of the comparative healthiness of some common greeting behaviors.
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Researchers use game theory in battle against cancer
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Game theory is popular among poker players, economists and politicians. Now, oncology researchers are employing game theory to look for new ways to combat tumors.
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Battlefield dig could yield clues to Colonial smallpox hospital
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
An archeological dig at an 18th-century battlefield in upstate New York may also turn up signs of the Revolutionary War's largest smallpox hospital.
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Motörhead fan suffers brain blood clot after headbanging at show
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There is now scientific evidence that Motörhead is the hardest-rocking band on earth, according to German doctors writing in the British medical journal The Lancet.
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Intestinal gas: A new healthcare therapy?
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The same compound that makes flatulence smelly could actually possess some healing properties.
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'Sea aliens' point way to neurological breakthroughs
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
They're called the aliens of the sea. And they could help point to new ways to investigate brain diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.
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CDC gets cooking with healthy recipes
By Modern Healthcare | July 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new prescription for you. But you'll have to cook it yourself.
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