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ER Treatment Can Lead To Surprise Medical Bills

Having good insurance doesn’t always mean that you won’t be caught with a huge surprise medical bill you didn’t expect and won’t know where to turn.  But politics and self-interest on the part of insurers and health care providers have gotten in the way of a workable solution. Such bills result when someone goes to…

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Cancer Drug And Antidepressant Cocktail Could Help Treat Rare Brain-Eating Infection

Cancer-fighting medications and antidepressants are potential clues in combating brain-eating diseases. According to UC San Diego Health, a number of drugs including breast cancer drug tamoxifen and antidepressant Prozac have been found to halt the growth of a brain-eating illness. Naegleria fowleri is an organism that’s commonly found in rivers and lakes. Although one in…

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Swarm of Bees Captured Near Local Gas Station in July   

  During the middle of this summer, a local beekeeper named Wade Grant captured a swarm of bees that were active close to a Clinton gas station. While the multitude of bees didn’t sting anyone while buzzing around the Kroger service station, which is situated on Springridge Road, the insects are better off in their new home, away…

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Clark Hensley a National Merit Semifinalist

He scored perfect on the ACT, twice. Now, Clinton High School senior Clark Hensley has been named a National Merit Semifinalist. This designation comes from high scores on the PSAT as a junior, and Clark is eligible to become a National Merit Finalist in the spring. “The process of selecting National Merit students is a…

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Flight From Dubai To JFK Was Quarantined As Reports Of Illness Spread

An Emirates flight from Dubai was held at the John F. Kennedy International Airport after 19 people on board reported feeling ill. Including both passengers and crew members, 10 people were taken to Jamaica Hospital in Queens after they were allowed off the plane and nine others showed symptoms but refused treatment. When the aircraft, the Emirates…

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DIABETES IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF NEW CASES OF BLINDNESS

According to a 2011 study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in people 20 to 74 years old in the United States. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month with the purpose of increasing knowledge of the disease and its multitude of complications.…

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Physical Therapy as an Alternative to Prescription Pain Meds

By: Dr. Donald Dare   As awareness to the nation’s opioid epidemic continues to gain attention, health care professionals are rethinking how to go about treating long-term pain; and thanks to significant research in recent years, we now understand that chronic pain is complex and varied, so it can neither be easily diagnosed nor solved.…

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