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December 4, 2017

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New medical guidelines redefine 'high blood pressure'

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The American College of Radiology and the American Heart Association earlier this month set the first new comprehensive set of blood pressure guidelines since 2003.

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About 15 percent of Americans with HIV don't know they're infected, CDC says

The new report is the latest measure of how well public health authorities are doing at boosting rates of early diagnosis and care for HIV — goals that will extend life expectancies for patients and reduce the virus’ spread.


CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal that could shake up health care industry

CVS plans to buy Aetna for $69 billion in a blockbuster deal that would further consolidate the U.S. health care industry.

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Johns Hopkins astrophysicist and his team win Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Charles L. Bennett has been awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his research on the universe’s origin and expansion.


Maryland, after delays, begins the sale of medical marijuana

 Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by embarking on a program that features some of the most liberal policies in the nation on who can qualify for the prescribed cannabis.

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Hand-poked body art is going mainstream, worrying health experts

Call it homemade, DIY or stick-and-poke, this kind of body art has always had an air of danger to it.

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Got food allergies? Add milk to the worries for your meal

New research on food allergies finds that milk allergies pose not only a medical, but also a financial burden for families.

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Device helps cancer patients keep their hair, dignity

Many may not have heard of the DigniCap Scalp Cooling System because of the high cost, which insurance doesn't normally cover.

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