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Tackling our love affair with booze — from deep brain stimulation to ‘Dry January’

The worst part was the noise and vibration of the drill burrowing into his skull. But Frank Plummer’s main worry, after undergoing deep brain stimulation for alcohol use disorder, “was whether or not my hair would grow back.” It did. So did his joy for life. The former scientific director of Canada’s national microbiology laboratory… Read More »

Blue Button breach stems from coding issue, data of 10K affected

A data breach at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has affected the protected health information of about 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries and 30 applications. Early analysis suggests that the leak of information was a result of a series of missed opportunities by CMS and a third-party application partner. For example, the code that caused… Read More »

Hispanics in Certain Counties More Likely to Die from Heart Disease, Stroke

(Juanmonino/Getty Images) Hispanic adults who live in counties with high concentrations of their ethnic peers are about 60 percent more likely than those who don’t to die from heart disease and stroke, a new study shows. As a group, Hispanics have lower death rates from heart disease and stroke than white and black adults –… Read More »

Would Your Child Benefit From Residential Care? How Patients (and Their Families) Are Thriving In a Long-Term Environment

Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/black-and-white-connected-hands-love-265702/ Would Your Child Benefit From Residential Care? How Patients (and Their Families) Are Thriving In a Long-Term Environment : Youth are dealing with a world that’s far different than the one that existed even ten years ago. It can be jarring for people even ten or fifteen years older than a teenager today to… Read More »