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Five major U.S. airports report exposure of commuters to measles virus

Five of the nation’s busiest airports have reported the extremely contagious measles infection to its patrons: Richmond’s International Airport in Virginia, Denver International Airports, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. In Austin, Texas health officials stated that one person alone may …

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Massachusetts public health officials announce third death from a vaping-associated lung injury

A third person has died of a vaping-associated lung injury, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today. The patient, a man in his 50s from Worcester County, reported vaping both nicotine and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an ingredient found in marijuana. The patient is among more than 200 suspected vaping-associated …

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DEA New England Field Division collects over 46 tons of prescription drugs, vaping items during Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The final tally is in from the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 26, 2019. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England Field Division and its partners, over the course of four hours, collected 92,875 pounds or over 46 tons of expired, unused, unwanted prescription drugs, electronic vaping …

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152 reports of vaping-related lung injuries reported to Massachusetts health officials, 29 cases reported to the CDC

The Department of Public Health today reported 10 new cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury— now totaling 29 cases, 10 confirmed and 19 probable—to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Information provided to the CDC also includes evidence gathered from patient interviews and patient medical records reviews. To …

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5 Reasons to buy a hot tub today

We Americans love to work hard and play hard. However, we often focus so much on working that we don’t realize we need that rest, relaxation, or downtime until something “breaks.” We have drawn the proverbial bowstring too tightly and it snaps. We are overstressed, snappy, overtired, or cranky. We …

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