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How to Prepare Your Kid for Their First Pair of Glasses

How to Prepare Your Kid for Their First Pair of Glasses

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Photo: ShutterstockWhen my 9-year-old son first mentioned that he couldn’t read the basketball score across the bottom of the TV, my heart admittedly sank a bit. As practically a lifelong wearer of glasses and contacts myself—I got my first pair of glasses at the exact age my son is now—I figured he’d likely need them…
U.N. Medical Airlift Of Yemenis Offers Glimmer Of Hope In Humanitarian Crisis

U.N. Medical Airlift Of Yemenis Offers Glimmer Of Hope In Humanitarian...

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Lise Grande, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, about the medical air bridge operation which brought the first group of Yemeni patients to Amman, Jordan. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: To rare good news from the war in Yemen - for two years, the United Nations has been negotiating for…
Major Medical, Legal Groups Oppose Louisiana Abortion Law Before U.S. Supreme Court

Major Medical, Legal Groups Oppose Louisiana Abortion Law Before U.S. Supreme...

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The Supreme Court, seen in June. Next year the justices will hear arguments on a Louisiana law that could leave the state with just one clinic that performs abortions. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP The Supreme Court, seen in June. Next year the justices will hear arguments on a Louisiana…
Medical Students Say Their Opioid Experiences Will Shape How They Prescribe

Medical Students Say Their Opioid Experiences Will Shape How They Prescribe

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Matthew Braun, a first-year medical student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Wash., says his personal history with opioids will help him care for patients. Jovelle Tamayo for NPR hide caption toggle caption Jovelle Tamayo for NPR Matthew Braun, a first-year medical student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima,…
They Bring Treatment To The Homeless And Develop Relationships To Conserve Lives

They Bring Treatment To The Homeless And Develop Relationships To Conserve...

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Licensed practical nurse Stephanie Dotson measures Kent Beasley's blood pressure in downtown Atlanta in September. Dotson is a member of the Mercy Care team that works to bring medical care to Atlanta residents who are homeless. Bita Honarvar for WABE hide caption toggle caption Bita Honarvar for WABE Licensed practical nurse Stephanie Dotson measures Kent…
You Can Get A Master’s In Medical Marijuana In Maryland

You Can Get A Master’s In Medical Marijuana In Maryland

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Maryland now offers the country's first master's degree in the study of the science and therapeutics of cannabis. Pictured, an employee places a bud into a bottle for a customer at a weed dispensary in Denver, Colo. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bloomberg via Getty Images Maryland now offers the country's first…
One Medical is apparently getting ready for an IPO

One Medical is apparently getting ready for an IPO

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Primary-care startup One Medical has hired banks ahead of an initial public offering, CNBC reported Tuesday. The company, which charges a $200 annual fee and charges your insurance, has had plans to double its footprint over the next two years after a 2018 infusion of $350 million in funding that valued the company at $1.5 billion.…
A podiatric doctor discusses heel stimulates, the medical condition Trump stated made him a medical deferment from Vietnam

A podiatric doctor discusses heel stimulates, the medical condition Trump stated...

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Following is a transcript of the video. Dr. Jacqueline Sutera:The heel spurs are little calcifications that start to form at the bottom of the heel bone, and in someone who has, like, a very thin fat pad, you might be able to actually feel it, and can cause pain. They're typically a little bit spiky on x-ray, and…
Groupon For Medical Scans? Marked Down Care Can Have Hidden Expenses

Groupon For Medical Scans? Marked Down Care Can Have Hidden Expenses

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Groupon and other deal sites are the latest marketing tactic in medicine, offering bargain prices for services such as CT scans. Colin Cuthbert/Science Photo Libra/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Colin Cuthbert/Science Photo Libra/Getty Images Groupon and other deal sites are the latest marketing tactic in medicine, offering bargain prices for services such as CT…
Why Medical Professionals And Medical Journals Are Combating Over Healthcare In Kashmir

Why Medical Professionals And Medical Journals Are Combating Over Healthcare In...

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Dr. Omar Salim Akhtar of Kashmir protested the clampdown on telephone and Internet communications by Indian authorities at a press conference on Aug. 26. He was later arrested, then released after a few hours. Muzamil Mattoo/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Muzamil Mattoo/NurPhoto via Getty Images Dr. Omar Salim Akhtar of Kashmir protested…

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