Category Archives: Health and Medical

Leftovers: What’s Safe and What’s Not?

Pizza parties, barbecues and picnics are returning with the warmer weather but, sometimes, your spread turns out to be a bit excessive, and you end up taking home a lot of extra food. So, you want to do the right thing and eat those leftovers, but what’s the realistic life of this food, and when should you just cut your losses and throw it out?

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Stop Misusing the Term “Health Care”

Confusion about “health care” stems from the misuse of the term itself. In common usage, the term “health care” is used as a synonym for “medical care” and “medical insurance,” although these terms have widely different meanings. This is more than an issue of semantics. There are serious policy implications of using the wrong words, and the misuse reflects an entitled attitude among the populace and lazy thinking by the media, academia, and politicians.

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Robotic Heart Could Save Lives [VIDEO]

What would you do if you had a heart attack that permanently damaged your heart? This is a question that many face every day. A patient facing these conditions is quite limited. The answer most people say is heart transplant. But, people can wait on lists for a long time waiting for an acceptable transplant. But, now, a new device has been invented. It’s a robotic heart that could save lives. The robotic heart, developed by Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers, fits around a heart and helps it beat.

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