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The Girl on the Train and Why Women Drink Until They Blackout

The film version of Paula Hawkins’ bestselling book examines a phenomenon that’s more prevalent than ever: women who drink until they can’t remember.

Why I Love To Tell People I Have Genital Herpes

Stigma is what keeps people from chatting about herpes the way they discuss allergies—we associate genital herpes with liars, cheaters, and the rampantly promiscuous. On a logical level I knew that getting herpes had nothing to do with my actions and didn't say anything about my character.

Nurses In This State Have the Highest Pay

Registered nurses in the Golden State earn $100,000 a year on average, more than their counterparts anywhere else in the country, according to recently-released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average hourly wage for registered nurses in California is $48.68 an hour, the 2015 data shows.

Two Weeks In The Mountains Can Change Your Blood For Months

Even short exposures to high elevation can unleash a complex cascade of changes within red blood cells that make it easier for them to cope with low-oxygen conditions. What’s more, these changes persist for weeks and possibly months, even after descending to lower elevations.

Terminally Ill Mom Denied Treatment Coverage - But Gets Suicide Drug Approved

Then her doctors suggested that switching to another chemotherapy drug might buy her time. Her medical insurance company refused to pay. She says she asked if the company covered the cost of drugs to put her to death. She was told the answer is yes — with a co-payment of $1.20.

Many Procedures Give No More Benefit Than Doing Nothing

A number of common treatments and procedures routinely undertaken by doctors are largely pointless, leading physicians have said. Many treatments for conditions from minor grazes to terminal cancers often give no more benefit to the patient than simply doing nothing.

Understanding the Alkaline Diet And Its Benefits

Much of the discussion surrounding the alkaline diet focuses on the significant changes in the human diet over the last 10,000 years. Until a recent point on our evolutionary timeline, humans mostly consumed fruit, vegetables, and small amounts of lean protein.

5 Things You Did Not Know About Nursing

They’re highly skilled and rigorously educated professionals, and if you’re ever in the hospital, they’re the part of the medical team that will be most involved, on a daily basis, in getting you on the road to recovery.

Sepsis Early Intervention Saves Lives

With much success, Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has implemented a sepsis protocol for early intervention, improved outcomes and is the first hospital in Tennessee to be certified in sepsis care by the Joint Commission (TJC).