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Social Workers Help Navigate Path To Transplant

Each year, some 2,000 heart transplants are performed in the U.S., and the number of people on the waiting list is even larger. Between finding the perfect donor to worrying about insurance, the wait can be grueling, but heart transplant social workers are here to help.

Could Antibiotics Be A Factor In Childhood Obesity?

Two studies suggest that antibiotics early in life may contribute to childhood weight gain. Experiments in mice and a look at the weight of more than 11,500 British babies point in the same direction.

Clinics Go Mobile To Take Health Care To The Street

While the clinics have proved popular, their focus on the uninsured has led some to question whether the mobile model will be rendered moot by expansions of insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Decline In Circumcisions Could Prove Costly

Over the past two decades, circumcision rates in the U.S. have fallen to 55 percent from a peak of about 79 percent. A new analysis from Johns Hopkins researchers suggests the decline will add to health care costs.

Skaters Give Back In Los Angeles, Calif.

The Los Angeles Derby Dolls open their track to the community for a one-day health fair each year.
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Virginia Researchers Explore Link Between Brain Injury And Crime

A recurrence of of anger, frustration and violence often leading to criminal behavior has been linked to those who suffer from traumatic brain injury — something all too common for active-duty service members.