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  1. Doctor Salaries and Job Satisfaction: New Survey

    April 27, 2015 -- Although money is still a sore issue for many doctors, according to Medscape's 2015 Physician Compensation Report, most had modest to significant salary gains. The top three earners in this year's report are orthopedists ($421,000), cardiologists ($376,000), and gastroenterologists

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  2. MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With AFib

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Special MRI scans of the heart can help spot people with atrial fibrillation -- a common heart rhythm disorder -- who are at high risk for stroke, a new study shows. The study also calls into question the mechanism linkin

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  3. Doctors: Head Lice Should Not Bar Kids From School

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Outbreaks of head lice in kids can be effectively treated without banning infected children from school, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) say. In fact, the AAP believes that doctors and other h

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  4. U.S. Lowers Recommended Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government has decreased its recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in a half-century, to prevent staining of tooth enamel caused by overexposure to fluoride. The optimal fluoride le

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  5. Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to half of very young children use smartphones and tablets in some way before their first birthday, a new study finds. But parents still worry about their children's use of mobile media, a separate study says. "We were n

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  6. Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new research. "Children who watch one to two hours of TV a day, as opposed to those who

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  7. More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units to treat symptoms of drug withdrawal has nearly quadrupled since 2004, researchers report. Neonatal abstinence syndrome -- a drug-withdrawal syndrome that

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  8. 2nd Company Pulls Ice Cream After Listeria Threat

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For the second time this week, a major U.S. manufacturer of ice cream has recalled all of its products because of possible contamination with the bacteria listeria. Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams said Thursday th

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  9. Quit Smoking at Any Age to Live Longer

    April 24, 2015 -- It's never too late to stop smoking, experts say. They’ve found that even quitting after your 60th birthday can help add years to your life. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center reviewed info from 25 different studies involving 503,905 people from Europe and the U.S. a

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  10. Thousands May Have Been Shorted On Subsidies

    By Michelle Andrews Thousands of families with a disabled or deceased parent may have received a lower subsidy than they deserved to buy health coverage through the federal insurance marketplace as a result of a calculation error by the federal government. In addition, some who should have been elig

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