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Surprise medical bills are on the rise: STUDY

LIgorko/iStockBY: DR. LAITH ALEXANDER (NEW YORK) — A new study from Stanford University published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows surprise medical bills – when you visit a hospital and, some time later, get charged a bill – are on the rise. Dr. Eric Sun, lead author of the study and assistant professor of anesthesiology, pain medicine and health research and …

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What to know about BootySprout, an at-home glute training workout device

BootySprout(NEW YORK) — Behold the BootySprout — the at-home, glute-training device that will soon be taking over your Instagram. The BootySprout is designed to tone your butt by simulating weighted hip thrusts, but without any heavy weights. Ever since Kim Kardashian’s infamous Paper magazine cover in 2014, booty workouts have become all the rage. The $155 BootySprout, which is lightweight …

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Dog runs in her wheelchair for first time and can’t control her excitement

Instagram: Pigeonpup(NEW YORK) — After a dog named Pigeon was in a car accident, her rear legs were left paralyzed and her owner abandoned her. As it happened, the owner of a dog-sitting business in Savannah, Georgia, had just lost a dog who bore a striking similarity to Pigeon. After seeing a picture, she knew it was meant to be. …

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FDA warns consumers against drinking Mineral Miracle Solution, says it’s ‘the same as bleach’

bankrx/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The federal government is urging the public not to drink a solution that has been touted as a treatment for numerous conditions, including autism and cancer, but which it says is akin to drinking bleach. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday warned consumers again — as it has been since 2010 — of the “serious and …

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New treatments show promise in fight against Ebola

Motortion/iStock(NEW YORK) — Two of four experimental treatments being tested in the world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak will now be offered to all patients after showing promise in saving lives, scientists and health officials announced Monday. Preliminary findings from a randomized controlled trial that began last November in four Ebola treatment centers in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo indicated …

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What to do when you fear a mass shooter, according to security experts

MariuszBlach/iStock(NEW YORK) — The sound of motorcycles backfiring may not have prompted hundreds of people to flee Times Square two weeks ago, but after a pair of mass shootings a few days earlier, the nation was on edge. Scares in the wake of the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have prompted concerns elsewhere, as a masked man …

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This little boy has a disease so rare, it doesn’t even have a name

(Photo Courtesy: Carrie Bramlee) Cohen Bramlee has a disase so rare, it’s undiagnosed.(NEW YORK) — Cohen Bramlee has been hospitalized most of his life. Due to issues with his digestive tract, the 6-year-old cannot consume food the normal way and receives nutrition through a tube. It’s a a disorder so rare, it’s undiagnosed. “It was this journey of trying to …

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FDA warns consumers not to use ‘Miracle Mineral Solution,’ calling it similar to drinking bleach

Waldemarus/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning against the use of a product sold online as a medical treatment purporting to treat a number of conditions including HIV/AIDS, cancer and autism. According to an FDA press release, the products are sold as Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement, MMS, Chlorine Dioxide Protocol or Water Purification …

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Dole recalls baby spinach due to Salmonella risk

Dole via FDA(NEW YORK) — Dole is recalling cases of baby spinach that have expired over risk of Salmonella. The impacted products were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin. The products being recalled are 6-ounce Dole Baby Spinach bagged packages with a lot code of W20308A (UPC code 0-71430-00964-2) and 10-ounce …

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New school year, new measles outbreak?

Manjurul/iStockBY: DR. ÁINE COOKE (NEW YORK) — Parents and authorities nationwide are fearing that a new school year could mean more measles cases. As of August 2019, America is in the grips of the largest measles outbreak in 25 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 1,182 cases already in 2019, with 10 new cases confirmed Monday. …

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