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A study slated for publication in the June issue of Pediatrics found a significant increase in the number of children treated in recent years in emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries that occurred on playgrounds.

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Walgreens and SSM Health have announced an agreement under which SSM will own and operate the clinical practice and management operations of 27 retail health clinics at Walgreens locations in the St. Louis region.

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University of Southern California [USC] researchers said they have demonstrated that drinking coffee in any form very likely lowers the risk of colorectal cancer.

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Taking long naps or experiencing excessive fatigue during the daytime appears to be linked to an increased risk for developing metabolic syndrome, a combination of factors that raises the risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] recently issued a reminder to consumers about the importance of taking medications as prescribed, even warning that failure to take the right dose, the right way and at the right time could be fatal.

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Results of a large-scale study suggest that regular yogurt consumption reduces a woman’s risk of high blood pressure.

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The number of cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. is still on the uptick, with 2 percent more performed in 2015 than in 2014, according to new data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons [ASPS].

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