Women Are the Chief Medical Officers of Their Families — But 62 Percent Say They Don’t Have Time to Make Sure They Stay Healthy

By Laura Klarman
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Fifty-nine percent of women make healthcare decisions for others — and 94 percent of women who work and have children younger than 18 make decisions for their families, according to a survey on how families make healthcare decisions.

Uncomfortable Truths About Distracted Driving

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Who doesn’t know that distracted driving is dangerous!?!? 

The millions of dollars being spent every year on public awareness campaigns has certainly delivered the message – but awareness isn’t the true measure of effectiveness.  Startlingly, the number of people who admit they do text and drive is higher than the number of drivers who say they never do it … and that’s just the one of the alarming things we found out when we started digging for information on distracted driving behaviors here in the U.S.

Is it a Cold Sore or a Fever Blister?

By Nicholas Dragon
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Imagine this: You and your mother are having a heated discussion about whether the sudden appearance of a sore on your lip is a fever blister or a cold sore. You know you can win this battle, and you respond with an I’ll-show-you retort: "Let's ask Mr. Google," you say. Both of you whip out your smart phones, and ...a family crisis is averted. It turns out you’re both right, according to John Hopkins Medicine. Case in point, this annoying sore is known by both names, and is caused by the virus "herpes simplex," or oral herpes (HSV-1).