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25 most commonly used recreational drugs in America

Legal drugs have the highest recreational use, but Americans partake in plenty of illegal substances as well. Here's a breakdown. Read more

Ask The Experts: There Are No Easy Drug Price Fixes

KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Politics Heading Into 2020: Live From Aspen!

How big an issue will health really be in the 2020 election? Will the Republicans find their political footing on the issue? In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times report from the Aspen Ideas: Health festival in Aspen, Colo. Joining them are Chris Jennings, who advised Democratic Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama on health policy, and Lanhee Chen, who advised GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio. Read more

25 most commonly used recreational drugs in America

Legal drugs have the highest recreational use, but Americans partake in plenty of illegal substances as well. Here's a breakdown. Read more

Albany woman survives elk vs. car accident; law allows harvesting of roadkill

ALEX PAUL Albany Democrat-Herald

Albany resident Archell Banta loves animals and even volunteers at an animal rescue shelter, which … Read more

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Personal sound amplification products: For some, an affordable alternative to hearing aids

A pared down, more affordable category of products — personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) — may lead to greater use of hearing enhancers at a younger age. Read more

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: What drives motion sickness?

Why do some people get motion sickness just riding in a car and others can be in turbulent seas and have no symptoms?  Read more

8 clever ways to stay more hydrated this summer

Here's how to keep yourself drinking up. Read more

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Eight health trends you can ignore

Not every health trend will work for everyone. A few of these won't work for anyone. Read more

Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

Before embarking on a new weight loss plan, here's a look at some of what was learned last year. Read more

The 10 best cities for public transportation

American families may want to consider whether public transportation would be a safer, more convenient, more eco-friendly and cost-effectiv… Read more

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To turmeric!

Turmeric is trending high these days, especially in the wellness world. Nearly 4,000 years old, turmeric is native to India and has been important as a spice, in religious ceremonies, and in traditional and herbal medicine, especially for arthritis and digestive issues. There are about 70 varieties of turmeric grown around the world, mostly in India. Read more

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: Is my blood pressure to low?

Q: I take blood pressure medicine. My top number is usually around 125, but my bottom number is often in the 60 s. Is my bottom number too low? Read more

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Weighing the benefits, risks of imaging tests that use radiation

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At what level does radiation exposure from X-rays and other medical imaging increase the risk of getting cancer in the future? ANSWER: While there are wide-ranging benefits to modern X-ray imaging technology, you are correct that there also are risks. The answer to your question isn't clear-cut, so it's important to weigh the potential risk... Read more