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First, do no harm: When healthcare practitioners work while sick

"Go to school. You'll be fine," or "If I miss work, I'll be fired." These are common misconceptions most of us have learned throughout life. Why is it so difficult for us to stay home when ill? The reasons are different for each of us....

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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An International Conference with a Special Focus on Citizen CPR and the Survivor Dec. 8-11, Manchester...

source: Citizen CPR Foundation

About seven in 10 Americans who've had heart disease or a stroke regularly take aspirin, U.S. health officials report. Low-dose aspirin is promoted as an inexpensive, effective way to prevent cardiovascular disease. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

source: HealthDay News

Zinc plays an important role in regulating heartbeat, according to new research. Scientists behind the study, published today by the Journal of Biological Chemistry, say it represents a "paradigm shift" in our understanding of how the heart works. The researchers hope the...

source: Medical Xpress

Sallyann Johnson considers herself a pretty savvy healthcare consumer. When she fell and injured her hands and wrists, she didn't head for an expensive emergency room, choosing an urgent care clinic near her Milwaukee home instead. Before...

source: Kaiser Health News

Air pollution from wildfires may increase risk for cardiac arrest and other acute heart problems, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. While breathing wildfire smoke is linked to respiratory problems such as asthma, evidence...

source: American Heart Association

A new study finds CPR given promptly by ordinary bystanders is linked to substantially higher survival among sudden cardiac arrest victims. In the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers review the effect of a statewide program in North Carolina to increase...

source: Medical News Today

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