Mood-altering mushroom sales bloom despite safety concerns
TAMPA, Fla. — When a hemp dispensary in this Florida city started to stock edibles with certain mushroom extracts last year, state regulators quickly ordered it to stop selling the items.
The shop had been advertising ...Read more
Cardiovascular disease is primed to kill more older adults, especially Blacks and Hispanics
Cardiovascular disease — the No. 1 cause of death among people 65 and older — is poised to become more prevalent in the years ahead, disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic communities and exacting an enormous ...Read more
As Medicaid purge begins, 'staggering numbers' of Americans Lose Coverage
More than 600,000 Americans have lost Medicaid coverage since pandemic protections ended on April 1. And a KFF Health News analysis of state data shows the vast majority were removed from state rolls for not completing ...Read more
These ambulance crews can't avoid violence, they're trying to change the culture of ignoring it
DENVER -- For as long as emergency medicine has existed, being physically assaulted has been part of the job.
Talking about feelings that come after an assault, though? Not so much.
That’s something that paramedics and...Read more
Health care coalition jockeys over Medi-Cal spending, eyes ballot initiative
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Influential health care interests are jockeying over a potential infusion of $19.4 billion into Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, while also angling for a 2024 ballot initiative to ...Read more
Ask the Pediatrician: What do parents need to know about naloxone for opioid overdose?
An overdose crisis is affecting children, adolescents and adults across the United States. Most drug overdoses in young people are caused by opioids, and specifically, fentanyl.
Opioids have long been used medically to ...Read more
Getting personal in your treatment for elevated LDL cholesterol
Thirty-five million Americans take a statin to lower their lousy LDL cholesterol level, but a study published in Heart reveals that about half of them won't reach their target in two years. So what's the solution?
Ask Amy: A large family has divided loyalties
Dear Amy: I come from a large family, which has a 20-year gap between siblings.
The oldest sibling was out of the house when the youngest was born.
Essentially, our parents raised two separate families in different ...Read more
Finances Front And Center Amid Child Support Debate
DEAR ABBY: I have a child with a woman I'll call "Kara," who is now my ex-wife. Our son lives full time with me and my new wife, whom I married three years ago. Kara was diagnosed with schizophrenia five or six years ago, ...Read more
Hemorrhoid Surgery Does Not Deserve Its Bad Reputation
DEAR DR. ROACH: My 30-year-old and otherwise healthy grandson has been suffering from and treating hemorrhoids for two years. He is anemic due to his loss of blood. He's had several bandings; they couldn't complete the ...Read more
What does it mean to be sanctified, and how does that happen?
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: Recently movies and songs titled “Sanctified,” are written and performed by artists who abuse important biblical thoughts. What does it mean to be sanctified, and how does...Read more
These 60 Michigan churches are disassociating from United Methodist Church
Five dozen Michigan churches will disassociate from the United Methodist Church on Saturday, a move that stems from a rift over LGBTQ+ issues and adherence to doctrine.
The Michigan Conference of the United Methodist ...Read more
Servier's experimental drug slows deadly brain tumor in trial
A French drug developer’s experimental therapy slowed the progression of a type of brain cancer by more than 16 months on average, results that could lead to one of the first targeted therapies for the most common form ...Read more
Astra drug improves survival by half in early stage lung cancer
A blockbuster lung cancer drug from AstraZeneca Plc was found to improve survival by more than half in a subset of patients, boosting the company’s ambitions to widen its oncology portfolio across as many groups and ...Read more
One barrier to Alzheimer's diagnoses could crumble with discovery of a blood biomarker
PITTSBURGH — “My mother has always been my hero,” Mario Browne told a crowd of 180 people on Thursday.
Standing by his side was that 79-year-old hero, Joyce Browne, who was diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s ...Read more
Kansas City homeless program could be model for mental illness treatment, advocates say
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After leaving prison, where he’d been incarcerated for nearly three decades, a man in his 60s took up residence in the woods of Kansas City, where he stayed for five years.
He eventually found his ...Read more
A Catch-22 for clinics: State bans limit abortion counseling. Federal Title X rules require it
State abortion bans in Tennessee and beyond, which constrain women’s health care, have put family planning clinics at risk of losing their federal funding.
The conflict involves the Title X family planning program, ...Read more
Ask Amy: The trouble with Mother’s (and Father’s) Day
Dear Amy: I've come to increasingly view Mother's Day with sadness.
Another of these days has come and gone, and my husband staunchly believes that he need not even do so much as say, "Happy Mother's Day" to me.
He also ...Read more
The Perceptions Of Others Complicate Health Issues
DEAR ABBY: I am struggling with an invisible illness and losing patience with friends, family and acquaintances. I'm working with doctors to manage my conditions, and I'm tired of all the suggestions and seemingly positive...Read more
Rewards Of Foster Parenting Far Outweigh The Challenges
Q: I've heard that your organization highlights the need for foster families, especially those willing to adopt. We're curious to learn more.
Jim: This issue hits home for me because I spent time in the foster system as a...Read more
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