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Florida May Boost Regulation of Cosmetic Surgery Clinics

Florida May Boost Regulation of Cosmetic Surgery Clinics

By Ellis Rua | Mar 25
Complications and even deaths of several out-of-state women in recent years have spiked concerns over safety of the cosmetic procedures, prompting a bill before the Florida Legislature this year to impose stricter regulations.

FDA Takes Up Decades-Long Debate Over Breast Implants

FDA Takes Up Decades-Long Debate Over Breast Implants

By Matthew Perrone | Mar 25
U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate.

California Grower Recalls Avocados Over Possible Listeria

California Grower Recalls Avocados Over Possible Listeria

Mar 25
A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination.

UN: Ebola Increasing in Congo Due to 'Security Challenges'

UN: Ebola Increasing in Congo Due to 'Security Challenges'

By Maria Cheng | Mar 24
The World Health Organization says Ebola has spiked in Congo in recent days because of "increased security challenges," a week after its director-general predicted the outbreak might be contained within six months.

Aspiring Doctors Seek Advanced Training In Addiction Medicine

Aspiring Doctors Seek Advanced Training In Addiction Medicine

By Will Stone, KJZZ | Mar 23
Now numbering more than 60, fellowship programs offer physicians a year or two of postgraduate training in clinics and hospitals where they learn evidence-based approaches for treating addiction.

5 Things to Know About the Electronic Health Records Mess

5 Things to Know About the Electronic Health Records Mess

By Fred Schulte | Mar 22
The U.S. government claimed that ditching paper medical charts for electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the digital revolution has gone awry.

'Thrones' Actress Emilia Clarke Says She's had 2 Aneurysms

'Thrones' Actress Emilia Clarke Says She's had 2 Aneurysms

Mar 22
"Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke revealed Thursday that she has had two life-threatening aneurysms, and two brain surgeries, since the show began.

Mother Russia: South Florida Sees a Boom in 'Birth Tourism'

Mother Russia: South Florida Sees a Boom in 'Birth Tourism'

By Iuliia Steshevska | Mar 22
Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship.

U.S. Experts: Medicines for Opioid Addiction Vastly Underused

U.S. Experts: Medicines for Opioid Addiction Vastly Underused

By Matthew Perrone | Mar 21
Medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., the nation's top medical advisers said earlier this week.

With Black Lung Fund in Jeopardy, Taxpayers Could Fit the Bill

With Black Lung Fund in Jeopardy, Taxpayers Could Fit the Bill

By Dylan Lovan | Mar 21
The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding.

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