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Nursing home quality of care linked to cost

Nursing home quality of care linked to cost


Evidence lacking on outcomes of genetic testing for statin resistance


Study suggests adverse health impact on sexual minorities from religious freedom law


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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Here's Why You Shouldn't Take a Sleeping Pill Every Night
(Time, Oct. 9, 2018)

Here's Why You Shouldn't Take a Sleeping Pill Every Night

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This Time Health news feature covers recent research on the pros and cons of prescription and over-the-counter medications to combat insomnia. The article cites two VA-led studies,  both focused on older adults: one out of Ann Arbor, Michigan; the other out of Buffalo, New York.

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