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Did You Know???

  • Compounds in maple leaves block the release of an enzyme called elastase, which breaks down a protein called elastin as people age, researcher report in a new study. Elastin helps maintain skin elasticity.
  • As recently as 2016, a majority of doctors were not routinely discussing a newer bacterial meningitis vaccine with teenaged patients and their parents, a new study has found.
  • This number of cases is on track to exceed last year's 118 reported cases in 15 states and the District of Columbia, according to the newspaper.
  • The median cost of medical education at a private medical school is $59,605 per year, and the median current debt of a graduating student is $202,000.
  • Researchers who analyzed survey data from teen drivers aged 14 and older in 35 states recently found that more than a third said they'd texted while driving at least once in the month before the survey. In 34 of the 35 states, text messaging by drivers under the age of 21 is illegal.