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Did You Know???

  • Researchers who analyzed data from 178 countries found that people from larger families were less likely to get cancer than those from smaller families.
  • The CDC on Tuesday reported 127 cases of a rare but devastating polio-like virus, partially paralyzing hundreds of children in 22 states. It’s the third wave of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) to hit the United States since 2014.
  • The Trump administration first mentioned requiring drug prices in ads in May, as part of the government's American Patients First plan to lower drug costs. In August, it began officially reviewing a proposed rule.
  • Severely obese patients who had weight-loss surgery were 40 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke over five years, versus those on standard diabetes care, according to a new study.
  • People with celiac disease are happy to have more food choices away from home, but some sense a growing stigma as other people voluntarily go gluten-free.