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Americans are increasingly addicted to opioids. People in poor countries die in agony without them – The Economist

DEVIN LYALL had experimented with drugs recreationally as a teenager before a doctor in her hometown of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina prescribed her opioid painkillers after an ankle surgery. But it was only when she began taking Vicodin—one of the most popular prescription opioids—that she became an addict. She...
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CareFirst BCBS gives out $3M to bring telemedicine to underserved communities – MobiHealthNews

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a health insurer covering Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, has announced the 10 organizations that it will support financially in launching or developing telemedicine initiatives. The insurer first announced the program, which offers $3 million to non-profit organizations and government entities for “innovative programs using telemedicine...
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At ATA 2016, American Well telemedicine draws attention – TechTarget

MINNEAPOLIS — When American Well, one of the country’s biggest telemedicine services provider, wanted to make a splash with its new national telehealth exchange, the Massachusetts-based company deployed a powerful one-two combination. By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and...
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Consider latest excimer laser techniques for presbyopia – ModernMedicine

Take-home message: Excimer laser ablations to the cornea (PresbyLASIK) to create a multifocal cornea may be an alternative treatment for patients with presbyopia.     By Fred Gebhart; Reviewed by Gustavo E. Tamayo, MD Bogota, Colombia—Presbyopia can be confounding for patients who do not want to wear glasses or...
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Documenting Torture: Doctors Search For New Ways To Gather Evidence – NPR

Images of dead bodies in Syrian prisons, taken by a Syrian forensic photographer, were displayed at the United Nations last year. They were also put on exhibit at the Capitol last July. A range of activists and groups are trying to find better ways to document torture and...
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How rare sheep from biblical times may help kids with a deadly genetic disease – Washington Post

By Eric Velasco, Matt McClain The Washington Post Two newborn lambs mysteriously fell sick, quickly regressed and died in the spring of 1999 on a Texas ranch named for Saint Jude, the Roman Catholic patron of lost causes. That launched an odyssey for Fred and Joan Horak, retirees breeding...
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Telemedicine robot named for firefighter, stroke survivor – EMS1.com

EMS Topics Stroke Care Articles Email Print Corey Showers’ stroke symptoms were recognized by a fellow firefighter and confirmed by a remote neurologist using a telemedicine robot By Wes WolfeThe Free Press KINSTON, ;— Firefighter Corey Showers sat between two recliners at a Kinston fire station a year ago this...
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