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Telehealth Rehabilitation Options for Veterans and more Telehealth Buzz

Telehealth Gives Veterans Access to More Rehabilitation Options Veterans Affairs hospitals in Indianapolis, IN, Cleveland, OH, and Jackson, MS, will soon be offering art therapy to veterans via telehealth. The program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Rural Health and the National Endowment for the Arts and is run […]

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1 in 3 Antibiotics Prescribed in U.S. Are Unnecessary

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Preparedness (CDC) and the Pew Charitable Trust, nearly a third of antibiotics prescribed in doctors’ offices, emergency rooms, and hospital-based clinics in the United States are unnecessary. The CDC study found that approximately 47 million unnecessary prescriptions are provided to patients every year […]

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LOSING THE RACE AGAINST ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

Antibiotics accounts for a dramatic decrease in deaths from infectious diseases. Today, only a few percent of deaths occur from infectious diseases. However, we as a culture have come to take antibiotics for granted. They are used inappropriately and indiscriminately. This trend has led to many raising concerns that the benefits from antibiotics will be […]

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