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How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- From cappuccinos to cold brew, coffee is a morning must for many Americans, but is it healthy and how much is too much
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Why Some Kids With Eczema Are at Higher Allergy Risk

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- A common type of skin bacteria may put young children with severe eczema at increased risk for food allergies, British researchers report
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Many Heart Failure Patients Might Safely Reduce Use of Diuretics

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Heart failure is a common ailment afflicting older Americans, and many take drugs called diuretics to rid the body of excess fluid buildup that can impede breathing
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Patients Who Read Doctors' Notes More Likely to Take Their Meds

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Reading the notes your doctor makes during your visit appears to be good medicine
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Many Middle-Aged Men May Have Signs of Thinning Bones

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Brittle bones are often seen as a woman's health issue, but low bone mass may be more common among middle-aged men than generally thought, a small study suggests
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Many Feel 'Frozen' When Heart Attack Strikes

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- When a heart attack occurs, delaying treatment by even a few minutes could be deadly
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U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Fall

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Good news on a major killer: U.S. cancer deaths continued to fall between 1999 and 2016.
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Cancer Patients Vaping in Growing Numbers

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Vaping is gaining a foothold in an unlikely population: New research shows a growing number of cancer patients are using electronic cigarettes
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Forget Fasting Before That Cholesterol Test

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- For folks who hate to fast before getting a blood test to check their cholesterol levels, a new study delivers some good news
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High LDL Cholesterol Tied to Early-Onset Alzheimer's

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Here's another reason to keep your cholesterol under control: New research suggests that LDL, or "bad," cholesterol may play a role in the development of early-onset Alzheimer's
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Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Many people with activity trackers strive for 10,000 steps a day. But does it really take nearly five miles daily to make a difference in longevity?
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Have Apps, Get in Shape?

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Exercise apps and fitness trackers are all the rage, and now a new study shows they might actually work
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Though 'Donut Hole' Is Shrinking, Medicare Drug Costs Are Rising: Study

TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Seniors' out-of-pocket costs for cancer drugs continue to rise steadily, with patients paying thousands of dollars each year despite efforts to close the Medicare Part D "donut hole," researchers said
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Opioid Prescriptions to Teens, Young Adults Still Common

TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Even amid an epidemic of abuse, opioid painkillers are still commonly prescribed to teenagers and young adults for conditions like tooth and back pain, a new study finds
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Aggressive Uterine Cancer on the Rise, Especially in Blacks: Study

TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- There's been a steep uptick in aggressive uterine cancers among American women, especially black women, since 2000, a new study shows
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Open Communication Helps Teens Manage Type 1 Diabetes

FRIDAY, May 23, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- It's a simple concept, but new research reinforces the idea: Teens with type 1 diabetes benefit when they feel their concerns have been heard.
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Good Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar Levels Can Prevent 'Heart Block'

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Keeping blood pressure and blood sugar levels under control might prevent a common heart rhythm disorder called "heart block."
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Who's Most Likely to Miss School Due to Eczema?

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Hispanic and black children are more likely to miss school than white children due to the chronic skin condition eczema, a new study finds
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Many 'Dehumanize' People with Obesity

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Many people -- including those who are overweight themselves -- view people with obesity as less human or less evolved, new research reveals
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Blood Banks Could Help Screen for Hereditary High Cholesterol

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- More than 1 million Americans have a genetic condition that pushes their cholesterol to dangerously high levels, but many don't know it
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Rising Rx Drug Costs Continue to Create Tough Choices for Seniors

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- A solid minority of senior citizens still struggles to afford their prescription medications, a new government report shows
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How Does Room Temperature Affect Test Scores?

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- If you're taking a test, you might want to check the thermostat first.
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Kids of Opioid-Using Parents May Be More Likely to Attempt Suicide

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Children of parents who use opioids have more than double the risk of attempted suicide, a new study finds
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COPD May Strike Women Harder Than Men

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appear to have a harder time than men with the progressive lung disorder, a new study suggests
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Fewer Deaths Tied to Dirty Air, But Threats Persist: Report

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Significant but uneven improvements in air quality have greatly reduced U.S. deaths related to air pollution over the past decade, a new study shows
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Are DIY Sunscreens Dangerous?

TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Interest in homemade sunscreens is hot, but many of these do-it-yourself brews lack effective sun protection, a new study warns
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Diet for Blood Pressure May Also Reduce Heart Failure Risk

TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- The DASH diet's mission is to fight high blood pressure. But a new study suggests that the eating plan may also significantly lower the risk of heart failure in people younger than 75
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AHA News: Potentially Fatal Buildup of Proteins in the Heart Often Goes Undiagnosed

TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- A potentially fatal buildup of abnormal proteins in the heart and other organs is being delayed in its diagnosis and undertreated -- despite new drugs that can combat it, a new study suggests
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For Many With Mild Asthma, Popular Rx May Not Work: Study

TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- A widely used type of asthma medication may not work in more than half of patients who are prescribed it, new research shows
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Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?

TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Cannabidiol (CBD) has been receiving a lot of attention lately as a potential treatment for everything from epilepsy to anxiety. Now, researchers report it might also help curb the cravings that come with opioid addiction
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