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Effort To Curb Antibiotic Overuse Amid Flu & Cold SeasonIt's cold season, and the miserable continue to trudge in seeking antibiotics. But, doctors overprescribe antibiotics for respiratory infections even though most are caused by viruses that drugs cannot help.
Who's Too Old For Major Treatment? Age Not Always A BarrierVery old age is no longer an automatic barrier for aggressive therapies, from cancer care like the former President Jimmy Carter has received, to major heart procedures, joint replacements and even some organ transplants.
Drug Prices Top Americans' List Of Health Care ConcernsAmericans from across the political spectrum are worried about the cost of prescription drugs for serious diseases, following weeks of news coverage about companies hiking prices for critical medicines.
Drug Compounder Offers Cheap Version Of Costly Turing DrugStepping into the furor over eye-popping price spikes for old generic medicines, a maker of compounded drugs will begin selling $1 doses of Daraprim, whose price recently was jacked up to $750 per pill by Turing Pharmaceuticals.
Top 5 Surprising Health MythsZip up your jacket or you'll get sick! Drink 8 glasses of water a day! That's what we've been hearing all of our lives. Is it true, or is it just a myth that has been passed through the generations?
More Kids Safe From Household MedicinesNew research suggests that parents are doing a better job of keeping household medicines out of the hands of young children. Here are five things to know about the study.
Texas One Step Closer To Hiring Marijuana GrowersBack in May the State legislature passed the bill allowing Texas to begin manufacturing CBD oil for epilepsy patients.
Judge Bars Texas Telemedicine Rules From Taking EffectA federal judge has determined claims made by the Texas Medical Board in adopting new telemedicine rules were "suspect" and barred the rules from taking effect until a civil trial can be held in lower court.
Abbott: Texas Won't Legalize Medicinal Or Recreational MarijuanaGovernor Greg Abbott says Texas won't legalize marijuana for medicinal or recreational use for as long as he's in office.
Experimental Drug Access Closer For Terminally Ill Texas PatientsTexas lawmakers are closer to putting experimental drugs within the reach of terminally ill patients.
Following Experimental Treatment, 4-Year Old Girl's Cancer In RemissionKaitlyn Johnson can now once again play like any other four year old. Just one month after receiving an experimental treatment for leukemia, doctors say her cancer is in remission.
NFL Hires 1st Chief Medical AdviserCommissioner Roger Goodell said before the Super Bowl the league would be hiring someone to oversee its medical policies. Dr. Elizabeth Nabel will work directly with Goodell.

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