Four things to know about vaping

The Trump administration has announced it will soon ban flavored e-cigarette products to deter an ever growing number of young users. It comes amid an outbreak of vaping-linked severe pulmonary disease that has killed six people and sickened hundreds. Here are four things to know about vaping. Is it safer than smoking? The truth is, we don’t know. Unlike tobacco […]

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One in four patients say they’ve skimped on insulin because of high cost

For patients with diabetes, insulin is a life-saving medicine and an essential component of diabetes management, yet in the past decade alone, the out-of-pocket costs for insulin have doubled in the United States. One-quarter of patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes have reported using less insulin than prescribed due to these high costs, Yale researchers write in JAMA Internal […]

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Student, 26, has had FOUR hip replacements due to a rare disorder

‘I have already faced more health challenges than most will in their entire life’: Father, 26, has had FOUR hip replacements due to a rare disorder that ‘eats away at his bone’ Aaron Blocker was diagnosed with avascular necrosis in 2010 This causes his bone tissue to die due to a poor blood supply Had his first hip replacement at just […]

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