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Apple Launching Medical Clinics For Employees

Apple is launching primary care clinics called AC Wellness for employees this spring. Initially, it has two clinics in Santa Clara County, California. The company is advertising for doctors, health coaches and "designers" to create a program to promote healthy behavior. Apple follows Amazon, which recently teamed with J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway to announce a plan to revamp health care for their employees.

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A New Way For Doctors To Share Their Medical Mysteries

In Gerald Grant’s line of work, there isn’t such a thing as an “average” patient. As a chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Stanford University Medical Center, the children that come into his operating room are unique, each requiring a complex surgical procedure tailored to the architecture of a young brain.

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A Revolution In Health Care Is Coming - Data And Medicine

No wonder they are called “patients”. When people enter the health-care systems of rich countries today, they know what they will get: prodding doctors, endless tests, baffling jargon, rising costs and, above all, long waits. Some stoicism will always be needed, because health care is complex and diligence matters. But frustration is boiling over.

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The FDA Called Kratom an Opioid, Which Is Pretty Misleading

Opioids are, by definition, compounds that interact with opioid receptors; that doesn't make them good or bad. On Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration issued another warning about the alleged dangers of kratom, the herbal supplement used as a pain reliever and to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms.

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Instead Of Filling Cavities, Dentists May Soon Regenerate Teeth

Researchers recently discovered certain drugs stimulate innate self-repair mechanisms.

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Getting To The Root Of The Problem: Stem Cells Are Revealing New Secrets About Mental Illness

Millions of Americans who suffer from bipolar disorder depend on lithium. The medication has been prescribed for half a century to help stabilize patients’ moods and prevent manic or depressive episodes. Yet what it does in the brain—and why it does not work for some people—has remained largely mysterious.

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Everyone Is Taking Way Too Much Ibuprofen

Many adults who use ibuprofen and other so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs take too much, increasing their risk of serious side effects like internal bleeding and heart attacks, a new study suggests.

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