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More than 1,600 American’s sustain eye injuries while using fireworks and in 25% of these cases the injuries result in permanent vision loss or blindness.

June 2013 | Location: National | Category: Health

Americans earn only a C+ grade on average in terms of taking their medication properly

June 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Consumer News, Health

Approximately 11 to 20 percent of the warriors who served in Iraq and Afghanistan may have experienced symptoms of Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.

June 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

Patients from children’s hospitals and their families are letting Congressional leaders know that Medicaid needs to work to protect the health of their children and that budget cuts are not the solution to improved care.

June 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Education, Government/Public Affairs, Health

Los pacientes de los hospitales de niños y sus familias están dejándole saber a los líderes del Congreso que Medicaid está funcionando y protegiendo la salud de sus hijos y que los recortes presupuestarios no son la solución para...

June 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Government/Public Affairs, Health

La Asociación Americana de Oftalmología recomienda que se tomen medidas de precaución durante las celebraciones del 4 de Julio con el uso de fuegos artificiales. Es importante tomar medidas preventivas para evitar serias heridas...

June 2013 | Location: Massachusetts, New Jersey, Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Nebraska, Texas, Idaho, California, Nevada | Category: Health

Ophthalmologists are urging the public to exercise caution during fireworks celebrations to avoid serious eye injuries.

June 2013 | Location: Massachusetts, New Jersey, Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Nebraska, Texas, Idaho, California, Nevada | Category: Health

State-based quality improvement organizations are concerned for the well-being of Medicare patients if Congress approves proposed changes.

June 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Consumer News, Health

According to a Quinnipiac poll, 92 percent of Virginians support background checks at gun shows.

May 2013 | Location: Virginia | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Government/Public Affairs, Health, Justice/Legal

This Memorial Day, the Real Warriors Campaign encourages Americans to honor the sacrifices of our returning warriors by helping them ease the transition from deployment to the home front.

May 2013 | Location: National | Category: Government/Public Affairs, Health

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex is a devastating genetic disorder linked to autism, epilepsy, kidney failure and more, affecting more than one million people worldwide.

May 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

Approximately 38 million Americans over age 40 have glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts and that number is expected to rise to 56 million by 2030.

May 2013 | Location: National | Category: Consumer News, Health, Science

Building awareness of lupus is essential to improving the diagnosis and treatment of this cruel disease that disproportionately affects minorities and women in the prime of their lives.

May 2013 | Location: National, New York, Maryland, Illinois, Nebraska | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

For years, doctors thought lung cancer was one disease. We now know there are different types, which may determine how it’s treated.

May 2013 | Location: National | Category: Health

The Ocean Conservancy has just released its annual data on the world’s largest coastal cleanup. In 2012 more than ten million pounds of trash, the equivalent of 10 Boeing 747 jumbo jets, was picked up by an army of volunteers.

May 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Environment, Health

There is NO EXCUSE not to wear a life jacket

May 2013 | Location: National | Category: Consumer News, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Sports, Travel/Lifestyle

Be sure you and your children are wearing sunglasses during periods of intense sunlight because the glasses can absorb dangerous UV rays before they reach your eyes.

May 2013 | Location: Southeast, Southwest, Mountain, West | Category: Health

In many states, when young people in foster care turn 18, they are no longer part of the foster care system. Many find themselves living alone, without the support, resources and guidance of a stable family or other caring...

May 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Education, Health

When Florida turned down $2.4 billion in federal aid for a high-speed rail in 2011, many Floridians were upset. Now, state lawmakers may reject a much larger amount – $51 billion over 10 years – leaving hundreds of thousands of...

April 2013 | Location: Florida | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Consumer News, Finance, Government/Public Affairs, Health

At least two children born each day in the United States will have tuberous sclerosis complex, the leading genetic cause of both autism and epilepsy. Increasing public awareness will lead to earlier diagnosis, more research, and...

April 2013 | Location: National | Category: Advocacy/Community Affairs, Health

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