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Proposal would help dentists in undeserved areas

A House Republican from Orange Park is proposing creation of a program that would offer financial help to dentists who practice in underserved areas. 


Things that are dehydrating you

Of course you know about drinking enough water, but even if you think you are, there may be things working against you.


Scott accused of political games with Planned Parenthood

Emails show the governor’s office changed a press release involving investigations into Planned Parenthood, and the health care group said the changes show the governor was only trying to play political games.


More teens turning to plastic surgery

Whether they’re feeling self-conscious about the way their nose is shaped, or they have aggressive acne that's left scars, there are thousands of teens who consider plastic surgery every year.


Justices to hear dispute between hospital, insurer

The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to take up an appeal by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance about whether a major Jacksonville hospital needs to turn over information about contracts with health insurers, according to an online docket.


Should prescribing powers be expanded?

A Senate Republican on Tuesday proposed a wide-ranging health bill that includes allowing advanced-registered nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled substances.



Stress at work is as bad as secondhand smoke

Workplace stress isn't just annoying -- it's as bad for your health as secondhand smoke, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

"When you think about how much time individuals typically spend at wo...



Double mastectomies for men on the rise

An increasing number of women in the last decade have been deciding to have both their breasts removed after being diagnosed with cancer in a single breast. It now seems that more men are also opting to have this type of double mastectomy, according ...


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More ADHD cases diagnosed at younger ages

One-third of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States have been found to be diagnosed before 6 years old, according to a new report.

While there's concern about possible misdiagnosis at a such a young age, re...


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307,000 vets may have died awaiting VA care, report says

Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday.

The VA's inspector general found that out of about 800,000...



Study: Gun control leads to fewer suicides

State laws that restrict access to guns could reduce the rate of firearm-related suicide, according to new research.

Researchers examined suicide rates in Connecticut and Missouri, two states that changed their permit-to-purchase handgun laws in recen...


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