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Michael Jordan has funded a clinic to serve patients with little or no health insurance

Michael Jordan has funded a clinic to serve patients with little or no health insurance

Six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he has funded in his home town. The facility will offer care to Charlotte residents, including underinsured and uninsured patients. At the opening Thursday of the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic, Jordan gave an emotional speech. “As…MORE

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder due to asbestos concerns

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder due to asbestos concerns

Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday that it’s initiating a voluntary recall in the United States of its popular Johnson’s Baby Powder due to low levels of asbestos contamination. The recall, which is limited to one lot of baby powder bottles produced and shipped in the United States last year, comes in response to a…MORE

Why Thailand is putting its Buddhist monks on a diet

Why Thailand is putting its Buddhist monks on a diet

It’s 6 a.m. on a Monday morning, and Bangkok is just starting to wake up. Street food vendors begin to serve breakfast as the streets, and sidewalks fill with morning commuters. Behind the gates of Wat Yannawa temple, barefoot monks emerge, their saffron robes a pop of color in the early morning light. From the…MORE

Exercising before breakfast burns more fat, study says

Exercising before breakfast burns more fat, study says

Should you eat before or after exercise in the morning? The debate has raged for years. The eat-first camp says food before exercise boosts blood sugars, giving the body fuel to increase the intensity and length of a workout. It also keeps you from being fatigued or dizzy. The eat-after camp says you burn more…MORE

Drug companies may pay $50 billion for their role in the opioid crisis

Drug companies may pay $50 billion for their role in the opioid crisis

Five of the many companies accused in thousands of federal and state lawsuits over the nation’s opioid epidemic may settle for over $50 billion, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Three pharmaceutical distribution companies — AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation — are in negotiations to settle with over 2,000 state, local and…MORE

The states with the most online requests for abortion medications

The states with the most online requests for abortion medications

Women who live in states with strict and punitive abortion laws account for the majority of requests made to a website that supplies abortion medications, a new study has found. The website, Women on Web (WoW), has been run by an international non-profit since 2006 and provides abortion medications — under doctor supervision — to…MORE

Vaccine exemption rates among US kindergartners continue to climb, CDC says

Vaccine exemption rates among US kindergartners continue to climb, CDC says

There has been a small increase in vaccine exemption rates among kindergarteners in the United States, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The finding, published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Thursday, shows that rates of young children not receiving vaccinations against certain diseases,…MORE

Juul to stop selling several flavored products in the United States

Juul to stop selling several flavored products in the United States

Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs will stop selling several flavored products in the United States, the company announced Thursday. Only tobacco, mint and menthol flavors will remain for sale. Meanwhile, Juul’s mango, creme, fruit and cucumber flavors have already been removed from the online store — which was the only place the company sold these…MORE

Question of the Day

Oct 18

Q: More than 40-Billion of these are consumed every year worldwide… A: Oreos

Oct 17

Q: This is the #1 source of sodium in the American diet… A: Bread

Oct 16

Q: Among 20-boy’s high school sports, football is #1 on the Concussion List. What’s #6? A: Cross Country