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Hearing is easily taken for granted. Unless a person has experienced temporary or permanent hearing loss, it can be hard to imagine a life in which hearing is compromised or completely lost. But that is precisely the life hundreds of millions of people across the globe live every day.

At any given moment, millions of doctors and medical researchers across the globe are working toward a singular goal: that no illness should be a death sentence. One large leap was taken toward accomplishing that goal recently, when for the second time in history an HIV patient was cured of the disease. Like the first case, the cure was a result of a bone marrow transplant intended originally to treat cancer.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to use a different method to estimate the "future health risks of air pollution" in an analysis of a proposed new rule, which could "drastically" decrease the projected number of premature deaths from air pollution, The New York Times reported Monday.

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An estimated 5.8 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2019, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This includes an estimated 5.6 million people age 65 and older and 200,000 people younger than 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s. One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia. It’s a disease that Amy Losak of Teaneck, New Jersey, knows all too well.

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LIVINGSTON — Barely a year after solemnly declining his induction into the Montana Football Hall of Fame in hopes of delivering a message to parents about concussions, Corey Widmer is like an oversized kid in an ice cream parlor as he grabs a handful of apples and reaches from an observation deck toward an advancing brigade of equally burly draft horses.

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As cliché as it may sound, it’s also a fact: Doing good is good for everyone. Altruism is beneficial to your mental health, physical well-being and sense of belonging. A recent study revealed that volunteering for as little as two hours every week can be instrumental to your health. The same study found that out of all the do-gooders who spent their free time helping others 93 percent reported an improved mood, 79 percent reported decreased stress levels and 88 percent felt a boost in their self-esteem.

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VINTON – Nurses are vital links in the care needed by every patient seeking to recover from ill health. They are passionate about their profession and proud of the impact they can have in the lives of people.

State Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Thursday, May 16, that Wisconsin is filing a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma L.P. alleging the maker of OxyContin helped ignite the drug crisis with deceptive marketing claims.

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When it comes to neck pain, many patients seek out chiropractic care. In fact, there are several studies demonstrating that manual therapies performed by doctors of chiropractic can offer significant benefits for non-specific or mechanical neck pain as well as neck pain arising from injuries related to sports, car accidents, and falls. What are some of these manual therapies?

WASHINGTON - Most states are keeping a close eye on opioid overdose deaths, but they may need to start focusing on cocaine and other stimulants as well. It turns out that the same lethal drug that has been driving the nation's spiraling opioid epidemic is also causing a historic surge in overdose deaths among cocaine users. That's according to a new analysis of death certificate data from the ...

Sufficient, sound sleep is more than a luxury reserved for weekends. All credible research points to the importance of seven to nine hours of sleep every night, but almost half of Americans report that they typically don't get this. 

In Harmony Orthodontics specializes in caring for children who need treatment for irregularities with their teeth, but we offer more than traditional orthodontics. I help children achieve harmony with the jaws, tongue posture and overall well being through innovative methods. My practice is based on correcting the bad bite by addressing the underlying cause in addition to straightening the smile.

MUNSTER — "What about caramels? Can I eat caramels?" Lester Meyer asked his dentist, models of dentures laid out in front of them.

A dentist with an office in Dyer has filed a defamation lawsuit against a Chicago TV news station and one of its reporters.