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Health Consequences of Smoking

What the health consequences of smoking? This extensive report is a 50-year look back on how smoking impacts your health. Causal links are now proven between smoking AND liver cancer, colorectal [...]

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How Good are US News’ Top 50 Hospitals Rankings? (Annals 2010)

Just how good are the Top 50 hospitals rankings by US News?  Should consumers trust them? The Annals of Internal Medicine published an analysis of The Role of Reputation in U.S. News & World [...]

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Flu – Caring for Someone at Home (CDC)

CDC explains caring for someone at home with the flu. CDC’s guidance on taking care of a person (at home) who is sick with influenza. Describes when to get immediate medical care for [...]

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H1N1 Influenza A – Swine Flu 2009 (CDC)

CDC’s official web page on 2009 Swine Flu (H1N1 virus) is now archived for historical value. Recommendations, their investigation reports, status in US, Mexico and other countries, and [...]

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IRS Community Health Needs Assessment Requirement

IRS rule and requirement for Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Internal Revenue Services Section 501r outlines requirements on hospitals from the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Specifically, [...]

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Health Reform: Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)

Health Reform research from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) includes publications, public opinion polls, state-by-state information, information and commentary by others. Covers Affordable [...]

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Smoking (MedlinePlus)

MedlinePlus ad-free website on smoking. According to the CDC, adults who smoke cigarettes die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers. Site includes topics like Tobacco-related Mortality, E-Cigarettes [...]

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WHO – Avian influenza (Bird flu)

Avian Influenza (bird flu) is still jumping from animals to humans, according to WHO. The World Health Organization provides global situation updates to human cases of H7N9, H7N4, H9N2, and H5N1 [...]

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MedlinePlus: Traveler’s Health

MedlinePlus website on travelers’ health is ad-free. Recent links for coronavirus travel information from the CDC have been added. The site also covers topics for consumers who travel, such [...]

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How Good are US News & World Report Best Hospital Rankings? (2017)

How good are the best hospital rankings? Here’s a recent 2017 caveat to using the US News’ Best Hospitals list. Authors looked at 5 specialties: cancer, cardiology, gastroenterology, [...]