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  • Work-Related Hearing Loss
    Work-Related Hearing Loss

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey, one in four adults living in the United States has hearing damage, even though they may report that they have good or ...

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  • Misdiagnosis of Asthma and Overuse of Asthma Inhaler Can Lead to Significant Issues
    Misdiagnosis of Asthma and Overuse of Asthma Inhaler Can Lead to Significant Issues

    An estimated 25.7 million people have been diagnosed with asthma, a common lung disorder involving the inflammation and swelling of the airways. Of the 25.7 million of people in the U.S. diagnosed ...

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  • Doctors Find Women's Pain Less Believable Than Men's, Causing Disparity in Treatment
    Doctors Find Women's Pain Less Believable Than Men's, Causing Disparity in Treatment

    Though it is 2017, there is still evidence that old and debunked stereotypes have a pervasive impact on many facets of our lives. Sexism is still a mainstream problem, and women are still dealing with ...

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  • Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic
    Prescription Opioid Abuse Epidemic

    In the United States, prescription opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that roughly 183,000 people have died from a ...

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  • Maryland Looks to Remove Cap on Compensatory Damages Associated with Pet Attacks
    Maryland Looks to Remove Cap on Compensatory Damages Associated with Pet Attacks

    In the United States, pet owners and their pets often have strong bonds and close relationships. Many go above and beyond what is standard to ensure that a pet is loved, treated well, and that his or ...

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  • The Extent of Misdiagnosis of ADHD in Children
    The Extent of Misdiagnosis of ADHD in Children

    In the United States, since the 1990s, the number of children who have been diagnosed as having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has skyrocketed. The Centers for Disease Control and ...

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