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Happy Rare Disease Day: Millions of people are affected by rare diseases that may not get the funding or attention they deserve.

#rarediseaseday2015 #NORD #raredisease  
Rare Disease Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about less common medical conditions as well as bind together the rare disease community.
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An outsider walks into a diner or bar (or saloon or juke joint) and suddenly all conversations stop. The locals, tired and worn, look up from their coffees or meals or mugs of warm beer to check out the stranger.

#shortfiction #strangers #smalltown  
I’ve lived here for over three years, but I still get that “look” every time I step into a diner or coffee shop, or even into the gas station to pick up a newspaper on my way to work in the morning...
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Some doctors have drawn a line in the sand, and are not accepting patients unless they are vaccinated according to the recommended schedule.

#measlesoutbreak #medicalethics #vaccinationdebate  
As the current measles outbreak continues to spread, doctors must choose whether to continue treating unvaccinated children.
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Love to curl up with your e-reader at bedtime? Well, you might want to reconsider print books. #melatonin #sleepdeprivation #ereader  
If you curl up under the duvet with an e-book for a bedtime read then you are damaging your sleep and maybe your health, US doctors have warned.
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New comic book inspired by a 14-year-old with epilepsy highlights boy's seizure alert dog Flame.

#epilepsyawareness   #epilepsy   #assistancedogs   #comicbooks  
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Remember back in the day when everyone watched TV shows at the same time? I know, how very quaint.

#tvshow   #finale   #technology  
This chart shows the top 10 TV series finales by viewership.
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"In the United States it’s very hard for patients to get good end-of-life care because they are continually treated."

#endoflife #palliativecare #NHPCO  
According to new research, the United States continues to lag behind other nations in end-of-life care, but healthcare experts say the tools we need to fix our system are already in place.
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"The reason the epidemic is still going on is that we didn’t act fast enough at the time." Amanda Tiffany, Doctors Without Borders

#ebola #ebolaoutbreak #recovery  
As the Ebola crisis appears to turn a corner in Africa, the international community has shifted from crisis mode to long-term planning.
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1.84 million Americans were victims of medical identity theft in 2013. Is your medical information safe?

#electronicmedicalrecords #obamacare #identitytheft #hacking  
: As more doctors and hospitals switch from paper to electronic medical records, hackers are finding that stealing your medical information is profitable.
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“If you walk into a public school classroom, one kid is going to have been homeless or is currently homeless.”

#homelessness   #homelessyouth   #healthandwellness  
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As night falls, a white shadow slithers off the main highway and toward the end of the cul-de-sac. Gather the children, because it’s come for them … again.
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Backyard burn piles ... because nothing smells better than an old sofa burning in your backyard. 

#burning   #trash   #fall  
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Shawn Radcliffe is a science writer, yoga instructor, and creator of fiction, poetry, and humor. His work has appeared on Healthline, Men’s Fitness, Greater Good, Recovering Yogi, Elephant Journal, and more. His blog, Branáin — Ravenously Curious, contains science, health, creative, and humor writing. He lives north of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.