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ASSIGNMENT 13: The high cost of health care

Updated: 07/30/2014 - Why is the cost of healthcare so high? It's a question many patients and even doctors are asking. Now a group of doctors in northern Wisconsin say they want to do something about it, or at least spark a conversation.
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Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

Posted: 07/27/2014 - Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country.

Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Foot Pain

Posted: 06/30/2014 - With summer in full swing, many people are constantly on the go to different activities. Busy days of running around can bring up the topic of foot pain. Dr. Alicia Arnold breaks down a few of the causes.

Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Preventing misdiagnoses

Updated: 05/13/2014 - A recent research article estimated that about 12 million adults in the U.S. are misdiagnosed every year while receiving outpatient medical care. So how can patients improve their own care? Dr. Alicia Arnold has tips.

Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: ACL Injuries

Updated: 05/05/2014 - We hear about ACL injuries in the knees of professional athletes, but statistics show that they are becoming more and more common in kids. Dr. Alicia Arnold explains what parents should know.

Health beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Codeine and Kids

Posted: 04/28/2014 - Last week a study was published about codeine prescriptions for children that reviewed some potential safety issues with this medication. Dr. Alicia Arnold breaks it down with what parents need to know.

ASSIGNMENT 13: The 'pain' of feeling caught in the middle

Updated: 04/27/2014 - Prescription drug abuse is on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's why doctors say they have to be careful when prescribing pain killers for chronic pain patients. It leaves some physicians feeling trapped in the middle, between drug seekers and patients who truly need medicine to manage their pain. That's also why chronic pain patients say they feel caught in the middle. They're being questioned as if they are a drug seeker.

Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Hair loss

Posted: 04/14/2014 - Millions of people are affected by hair loss. In our Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold, we discussed some of the causes of hair loss and treatment options.

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