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Stories by Dina Fine Maron

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

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

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

The Hunt for Antibiotic-Resistance Hotspots

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

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...

July 14, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron

Should Prisoners Be Used in Medical Experiments?

History is rife with unethical experiments on inmates. But with proper safeguards prisoner studies may hold the key to the accurate representation of vulnerable groups and lead to health benefits...

July 2, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron
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