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Fitness / 17.01.2019

[ad_1] A Washington man is the first person in the Pacific Northwest to willingly receive a heart from a donor with hepatitis C and be cured of the disease.Kerry Hayes, from Anacortes, was born with a heart murmur due to a defect in his aortic valve, reported The Seattle Times.His health slowly declined, resulting in four open-heart surgeries alone and the implantation of an artificial heart in 2017.Hayes, 49, thought he would have to live with the artificial heart for the rest of his life until doctors at...

Fitness / 17.01.2019

[ad_1] Fentanyl overdoses in New York City soared 3,000 percent between 2014 and 2017, new CDC figures reveal. Despite attempts to curb opioid prescription, addiction and deaths, fentanyl - a synthetic drug up to 100 times stronger than heroin - has crept into the market.It killed at least 18,335 Americans nationally in 2016, the latest year for which we have national data - which marks a 113 percent increase from 2013. But rates are soaring fastest in urban areas, and experts warn cities like New York are petri dishes for...

Fitness / 17.01.2019

[ad_1] Opioid prescriptions ARE dropping - but not enough in rural areas: CDC reveals country doctors are 87% more likely to dish out the drugs than city MDsOpioid prescriptions have declined by almost 14 percent since 2014 a new CDC report foundBut nine percent of patients that see a primary care physician still walk away with a painkiller prescription Rural patients are 87 more likely to be prescribed an addictive opioid when visiting their primary care provider  Three...