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    • 06 JUL 18
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    Report: Washington hospital is "like going into hell"

    SEATTLE — Behind tall brick walls and secure windows, hundreds of patients at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital live in conditions that fail U.S. health and safety standards, while overworked nurses and psychiatrists say they are navigating a system that punishes employees who speak out despite critical staffing shortages. “They don’t have enough staff to

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    • 05 JUL 18
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    Why older lifeguards are watching the pool this summer

    It may once have been the coolest summer job ever. But teenagers like Lara Wilkniss say summer lifeguarding isn’t in her plans this year. “We would love to go lifeguard and have fun and make friends,” Wilkniss said. “We don’t have time for any of this. We don’t even have time to build a resume.

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    • 05 JUL 18
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    Meat allergy transmitted by ticks is on the rise

    A mysterious and rare condition transmitted by ticks may be on the rise. A bite from the lone star tick can cause people to develop a red meat allergy, and in some cases a reaction to dairy products. A researcher from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discovered more than 5,000 cases were

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    • 04 JUL 18
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    How competitive eaters do it – and what it does to them

    Editor’s note: This is an updated version of a story first published July 4, 2015. At the 2018 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, held every Fourth of July on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, Joey Chestnut claimed his 11th victory by devouring a world record 74 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, topping

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    • 03 JUL 18
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    Photos of "breast-feeding" dad go viral

    Wisconsin couple Maxamillian and April Neubauer just welcomed a baby girl into their lives. When April was unable to breastfeed immediately after birth, Maxamillian stepped in to help, and images of the “breast-feeding” dad have gone viral. April had an emergency C-section to deliver their daughter, Rosalia, in June. The new mother thought she would

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    • 02 JUL 18
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    Flex work deal means Fourth of July all summer long

    Very soon some nurses will be celebrating the Fourth of July all summer long, with a flexible work arrangement aimed at giving them the entire summer off. Mercy Children’s hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, is testing a new seasonal staffing program for the pediatric unit. Nurses who qualify will work full-time from September to May–three

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    • 02 JUL 18
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    Pfizer hikes cost of Viagra, 100 other drugs: report

    A month after President Donald Trump signaled drug companies would soon be slashing prices, the nation’s largest pharmaceutical company is reportedly upping the costs of 100 drugs and treatments. Pfizer has increased the price of some of its better-known drugs, including the erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra, according to a story published Monday by the Financial

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