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  1. For the first time in Alabama’s known history, the state’s deaths have outpaced its births -- a bleak consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. What does it mean to radically accept life with a chronic illness? Hear from one woman managing migraines.
  3. Could a gluten-free diet help if you have psoriasis? Here’s the take from the experts.
  4. The research team found no significant difference in the rate of disease progression for those given the metabolite inosine for two years compared to the placebo group.
  5. If you enrolled in Medicaid during the pandemic, you could lose your coverage when the emergency declaration ends.
  6. Children aged 6 to 11 had the most significant increases in rates of obesity, the AP reported.
  7. Here’s a primer on how to spot some concerning claims and make the right choices for your health, fitness, and wallet.
  8. A new guide from PIRG Consumer Watchdog explains food dating labels, like “Use-By” and “Sell-By,” and says better public knowledge could prevent over half a million tons of food waste.
  9. Is a clinical trial for you? Learn more about ongoing breast cancer clinical trials.
  10. Get tips to manage the out-of-pocket costs you may have during breast cancer treatment.
  11. Get ideas for family-friendly activities when someone in your family has breast cancer.
  12. Learn ways to organize medical information, appointment scheduling, and bills when you have breast cancer.
  13. These seven moves may help restore range of motion and build strength after breast cancer surgery if you have lymphedema.
  14. Breast cancer at work: How to handle whether or not to tell your boss, co-workers, and human resources department about your breast cancer diagnosis.
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  16. The study authors adds, most adults in the U.S. have had access to vaccines since the spring, so these hospital stays could likely have been avoided.
  17. This number reported by the CDC has nearly doubled since 2018.
  18. Four medal-winning U.S. gymnasts shared their stories on Wednesday of being sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
  19. The Black women members of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) are far from the first to bring their expertise to the HIV epidemic, as Daniel Royles, PhD, an assistant professor of history at Florida International University, learned when he started working on a history of AIDS activism in Philadelphia.
  20. You know food is a key way to fight breast cancer. Can a gluten-free diet help?
  21. In August, when Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine swore in eight new members to the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), the U.S.’s most influential policy sounding board of people living with HIV, their clinicians, drug makers, and public health leaders, she was presiding over the largest group of HIV advisers since former President Donald Trump fired the entire membership in June 2017.
  22. How does the concept of radical acceptance help with a chronic illness? Hear from one woman living with psoriasis.
  23. The effort comes as the CDC reported that opioid deaths hit another record in 2020.
  24. The explosion in the plant-based food market has many advocates hoping the plethora of new products will be part of a food revolution that aims to improve our health and save our planet.
  25. A new study finds if you have a second- or third-degree relative who had colon cancer at an early age, your odds of having the disease substantially increases.

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