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    • 14 JUN 18
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    Top Juul exec responds to claims e-cigarette maker targeted teens

    If you’ve never heard of Juul before, try asking a teenager. The e-cigarette maker said it designed its product to help current smokers switch to something safer and healthier and that its own recent survey shows 64 percent of smokers who switched to the vape device dropped cigarettes completely. But the product is also popular

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    • 14 JUN 18
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    Babies with heart defect test new stem cell treatment

    Eva Weiler was 20 weeks into pregnancy when doctors diagnosed her unborn daughter Alise with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, commonly called HLHS. “She has half a heart. Her left ventricle really doesn’t exist. The diagnosis is devastating and you look for anything that’s going to give you hope,” Weiler told CBS News. Children with HLHS

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    • 13 JUN 18
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    Many Americans taking common meds that may cause depression

    More than one-third of U.S. adults are taking prescription medications that may lead to depression, new research finds. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, warns that depression is a potential side effect of more than 200 commonly prescribed medications, including beta blockers for blood pressure, birth control pills, antacids, and

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    • 13 JUN 18
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    Will your company’s health insurance soon cost more?

    If you’re one of the majority of health-care consumers who purchase insurance through your employer, you know that premium increases and rising out-of-pocket costs aren’t confined to the health-care exchanges. Rising medical costs are also alive and well in the employer-sponsored insurance market. According to the Medical Cost Trend report released today from PwC’s Health

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    • 12 JUN 18
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    Renowned heart transplant program on hold after recent patient deaths

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    • 12 JUN 18
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    Widow seeks "truth" amid patient deaths at renowned heart transplant program

    Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston has temporarily closed its world-renowned heart transplant program following an investigation by the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica that revealed the departure of several top doctors and an unusual number of patient deaths in recent years. “You know, everybody said it was the best, the best place to go,”

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    • 11 JUN 18
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    How often should you wash your germy kitchen towels?

    New research suggests kitchen towels are a hotbed for germs that could potentially make you and your family sick. Researchers from the University of Mauritius tested 100 kitchen towels that had been used for a month and found that many carried pathogens that could lead to food poisoning. The study, presented at the annual meeting

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