The elephant on the slopes: Putting female snowboarders at risk

On Monday night, the world watched as 4 out of 5 female snowboarders in the Olympic slopestyle competition — fierce athletes who had spent the last four years perfecting daring new jumps to advance their sport — crashed to the ground amidst dangerous 30 mph winds in Pyeongchang. Athletes, commentators and fans alike were understandably More...

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By admin On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
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Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, backs off aggressive marketing amid lawsuits

Last Updated Feb 13, 2018 4:22 PM EST NEW YORK — Monday marked a change of culture for Purdue Pharma, the drug company that makes OxyContin and other opioids. The company will no longer market More...

By admin On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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Texas teacher dies from flu after deeming antiviral drug too costly

A second grade teacher from Texas has died from complications of the flu. Thirty-eight-year-old Heather Holland fell ill with the flu about two weeks ago and was prescribed antiviral medication to treat her More...

By admin On Sunday, February 11th, 2018
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The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace

We like to think that good work is always rewarded. But what if some people who could do good work can’t their foot in the door in the first place? That’s where recent hiring initiatives that look More...

By admin On Sunday, February 11th, 2018
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“Very intense” flu season on track to break records, CDC says

Last Updated Feb 9, 2018 2:39 PM EST U.S. health officials reported more bad news on Friday regarding the country’s ongoing, deadly flu season: doctors across the country are seeing more cases, More...

By admin On Saturday, February 10th, 2018
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14-year-old girl dies after getting the flu

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A freshman at a California high school has died after contracting the flu, CBS Los Angeles reports. La Reina High & Middle School confirmed Gabriella Chabot’s death More...

By admin On Friday, February 9th, 2018
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Doctors try new approaches to help flu patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The flu remains widespread in 48 states, with Hawaii and Oregon the only exceptions. It has taken a heavy toll in Arkansas, where 125 people have died so far. Gibson Heath, 3, has More...

By admin On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Young coder sparks “Timeless” memories for people with Alzheimer’s

NEW YORK — Listen to Emma Yang play the piano, and it’s no surprise she played Carnegie Hall before she was in high school. But her piano skills may take a back seat to her computer skills. “I More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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Rapid flu tests only 50 to 70 percent accurate, CDC says

DALLAS — Dominic Sy didn’t feel well, so he came to an emergency room to get a rapid flu test. It requires a swab deep in the nasal cavity for a proper sample, but the results, which are back in More...

By admin On Monday, February 5th, 2018
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Pink, with the flu, powers through pre-Super Bowl concert

MINNEAPOLIS — Pop star Pink, battling the flu, powered through a pre-Super Bowl concert, still hitting high notes, flying in the air and dancing onstage days before she will sing the national anthem More...

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