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Stories by Dina Fine Maron

Tweets Identify Food Poisoning Outbreaks

Tweets Identify Food Poisoning Outbreaks

In Chicago monitoring Twitter for reports of food poisoning led to 133 restaurant inspections for health violations, with 21 establishments shut down. Dina Fine Maron reports

 

August 20, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron
Poor Diabetics Suffer More Amputations

Poor Diabetics Suffer More Amputations

Patients in low-income zip codes were up to 10 times more likely to lose a leg or foot than diabetic patients in more affluent zip codes. Dina Fine Maron reports

August 12, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron
Heat Fells More Distance Runners Than Do Hearts

Heat Fells More Distance Runners Than Do Hearts

An analysis of 130,000 runners in events during a seven-year span revealed that competitors were 10 times more likely to experience heat stroke than serious cardiac problems. Dina Fine Maron reports

July 31, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron
U.S. Agency Aims to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

U.S. Agency Aims to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

When patients take too many unnecessary antibiotics it inches us ever closer to a world where essential drugs are no longer effective. More than two million people in the United States develop antibiotic resistant infection each year and some 23,000 of them die as a result.

July 28, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron
Prescription Refill Appearance Change Puts Patients off Meds

Prescription Refill Appearance Change Puts Patients off Meds

When refilled prescriptions for post–heart attack care resulted in the same medication looking different in shape or color, patients were significantly more likely to stop taking their meds. Dina Fine Maron reports

 

July 24, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron
Heavy Metal Headbanging Rare Risk Revealed

Heavy Metal Headbanging Rare Risk Revealed

Headbanging can cause pain or even whiplash. But a 50-year-old Motörhead fan developed a more serious condition, bleeding in the brain that required surgical repair, after headbanging at a concert. Dina Fine Maron reports

 

July 14, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron
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