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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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Crash Risk Much Higher for Teen Drivers With ADHD

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Parents often fret when their teen drivers get behind the wheel, but parents of teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may now have added worries
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Vaping Habit Might Make You More Prone to Flu

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Steering clear of folks who are coughing and sneezing is one way to prevent catching the flu. Avoiding e-cigarettes may be another, new research suggests.
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Breastfeeding Brings a Heart Bonus for Mom

SUNDAY, May 19, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Breastfeeding's benefits seem to stretch well beyond motherhood: New research suggests it may reduce a woman's risk of heart disease when she's older
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Sugary Drinks and Fruit Juice May Increase Risk of Early Death

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Most folks know that sugary drinks aren't healthy, but a new study finds fruit juices are not much better
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Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- The rise in colon cases among younger adults that's been seen in the United States is also occurring in wealthier nations worldwide, new research shows
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Suicides Increase Among U.S. Kids, But More in Girls Than Boys

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Suicide rates are on the rise among American children, but the increase is greatest among girls, a new study finds
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Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Fibromyalgia is a mysterious and misunderstood illness, but researchers may have uncovered at least one key to the disease's origin: insulin resistance
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Heroin ODs Have Started Declining in Some States

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- After years of steady increases, the number of Americans showing up in emergency departments with heroin overdoses is on a downswing, at least in some states
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Weight-Loss Surgery May Work Even Better During Teen Years

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- The earlier you have weight-loss surgery, the better, a new study suggests
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Lupus Takes Bigger Toll on Longevity for Blacks

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks the skin, joints and organs, can shorten the lives of its victims, but new research shows it can shorten the lives of black patients the most
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Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- If Colorado is any indication, the legalization of marijuana does not come without health hazards
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Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Pregnancy is often a time of heightened worry. But researchers warn that taking anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax may increase the risk of miscarriage.
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Curbing a Skin Oil Might Help Curb Acne, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Acne is the bane of many teens, and even some adults. Now, researchers say they might have hit on a new approach to easing the condition
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Low-Fat Diet Could Be a Weapon Against Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Health experts have long touted the benefits of a low-fat diet for preventing heart disease, but now a large study suggests it might do the same against breast cancer
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Drier Winter Air May Propel Flu's Spread

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (Pharmacist's Briefing) -- Ever wonder why the flu rarely strikes in the summer
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