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Is OxyCide Making Hospitals Cleaner or Is It a Health Hazard?new

This new hospital disinfectant is designed to stop the spread of infection, but it may be making the employees who handle it sick in the process.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Rebecca Nuttall  |  02-19-2015  |  Health

Sick of Itnew

Florida activists race against time to get question on the ballot that will let voters decide whether businesses should have to offer paid sick leave to employees.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  07-06-2012  |  Health

Bedside Bankrollnew

With no licensing or certification, anyone can practice in-home elder care in California—and in wealthy Marin County, opportunity for fraud abounds.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Rachel Dovey  |  05-24-2012  |  Health

Pradaxa Patients Can't Stop the Bleedingnew

There's only one really bad thing about the anti-clotting pill Pradaxa. You can't fall or get cut while taking it because once you start bleeding, there's almost no way to stop it. There's no reversal agent, no antidote.
Houston Press  |  Craig Malisow  |  05-24-2012  |  Health

Young Stroke Victim Fights Her Way Backnew

While Sarah Kucharski focused on a looming deadline as special projects editor for Waynesville’s Smoky Mountain News, a blood clot in her brain stem was about to change her life forever.
Mountain Xpress  |  Caitlin Byrd  |  05-24-2012  |  Health

Mind Over Matternew

When an arm breaks, you wear a cast. Minds, however, aren't so simple to fix.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  J. Adrian Stanley  |  05-07-2012  |  Health

Battling for Breasts (and Lives)new

This weekend, people will swarm the streets to Race for the Cure on behalf of Komen Central Indiana. Others will hit their yoga mats ...
NUVO  |  Rebecca Townsend  |  04-22-2012  |  Health

Q&A: On Vulvodynia with Laura Higginsnew

Learn more about how physical therapy can help with vulvodynia and other chronic vulvic pain.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Melysa Martinez  |  04-19-2012  |  Health

Miracle off 31st Streetnew

A medical breakthrough may give 6-year-old Dylan Fontana his life back.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  J. Adrian Stanley  |  04-13-2012  |  Health

Mississippi Segregating Mentally Illnew

A growing chorus of mental-health advocates believes Mississippi should move away from an institution-based approach to treatment in favor of home care and community-based services.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  04-05-2012  |  Health

Veterinary waste mars a vacant lot in North Durhamnew

"The farther you go back is where it starts getting really creepy," Brendan Love says, poking through brush 100 yards behind his home in the Northside neighborhood.
INDY Week  |  Joe Schwartz  |  04-02-2012  |  Environment

Doctors Making House Calls? ER Direct Doesnew

The East Bay medical company is one of a small but growing number that is sending doctors to people's homes to provide a more affordable, convenient alternative to emergency-room visits.
East Bay Express  |  Kathleen Richards  |  04-02-2012  |  Health


A new bill before Congress would ensure accurate labeling practices for commercial and free-range eggs.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Alastair Bland  |  03-31-2012  |  Health

Excellent gluten-free food free of what ails younew

That "GF" increasingly found stamped on restaurant menus doesn't stand for "girlfriend" fare. It's the mark of gluten-free cooking, and it isn't just the latest health fad.
San Antonio Current  |  Liz Schau  |  03-31-2012  |  Food+Drink

Highway Suicidenew

Why do people keep lying down in Minnesota traffic?
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Andy Mannix  |  03-30-2012  |  Health

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