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Erica Land wasn't surprised to get a call that her father needed to be rushed to the emergency department. He's long struggled with addiction, and this time it was a near-lethal combination of heroin and fentanyl. She'd lost count of how many times this scene had replayed. What surprised her was...


In order to prevent deaths in racehorses stemming from irregular heartbeats, researchers are studying genetics in horses across Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Kendall Blanchard The University’s Akhurst Laboratory research project aims to identify genetic factors that contribute t...



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Health funds know that in this era of on-demand consumerism, younger Australians are often far from enchanted with the world of insurance. Quarterly data from the Australian Prudential and Regulatory Authority (APRA) highlights the challenge that insurers face in courting young adults. In the Jun...


Rs 5 lakh personal accident insurance claim Ranchi, Nov 25: Chief Minister Hemant Soren gave nod to the draft document of Jharkhand State Journalist Health Insurance Scheme Rules-2021 prepared by Information and Public Relation department, now it will be presented before the state cabinet for i...


A Rutgers expert discusses signs of and treatments for technology addiction During the COVID-19 shutdown, many people increasingly turned to technology for entertainment and information, a trend that raises concerns about an increase in technology addiction. Accor...


ANNA L. JUAREZ By Anna L. Juarez Guest Column You might have seen her walking along Triviz, first using a walker and now strutting along to loud music, or doing a “chair dance” in the driver’s seat of her beat-up Ford Escape but there’s a method to her madness. Anna Juarez, a self-described weight...


If you need to get health insurance for 2022, now’s the time – and the cost may surprise you. This year, hundreds of millions of Americans got cash infusions from the government as part of the American Rescue Plan – and the program also meant breaks on the cost of health insurance for te...


November 24, 2021 Clinical Contributors to this Story Robert Berkowitz, M.D. contributes to topics such as Heart Failure and Transplantation Cardiology. Heart failure is one of the top killers in the United States, claiming about 380,000 lives every year. But while the disease can be severe an...



I coach some older clients, and the ones that are 60 and above tell me that as they continue to age, it gets harder and harder to lose body fat. This is because of the hormonal changes associated with aging, which include lower testosterone and growth hormones, as well as the loss of muscle mass, p...


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — I was excited when the Moderna COVID-19 booster became available for folks, since I fit the bill as a healthcare worker and as medically vulnerable. My first two inoculations back in January were at Richmond Unversity Medical Center but I scheduled my booster at Gotham Healt...


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What can you add to a wide variety of foods, from cereals to salads, that’s crunchy, filling, and flavorful — and good for your heart? The answer is nuts. While all varieties of nuts are chock full of important nutrients, walnuts may be especially good for protecting cardiovascular health, acco...