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Remember when the Mavericks had two 50-point scorers? Well, they did, until immaturity and a woman divided them

This Story is About...<p><i>*Editor's note: Throughout the offseason, we're republishing some of our biggest Dallas Mavericks stories from years …

Basketball

Protecting Workers from Falls – Join the Campaign -- Occupational Health Safety

<b>REGISTER Below to view the ONDemand Version</b> <b><br>This webinar occured on: April 10, 2013</b><p>As the Safety Pays, Falls Cost campaign to stop construction falls …

Workplace Health Is Public Health

Many of us spend a significant portion of our lives at work. In 2011, 65 percent of the population worked full time and year roundi.<p>Many hazards or …

Safe, Skilled, Ready Workforce Program - NIOSH Workplace & Safety & Health

Before they join the U.S. workforce for the first time, or start a new job, all workers will have the basic skills they need to stay safe on the job …

Lung Cancer May Be Detected With a Thermometer

In the continuing effort to find less invasive ways of detecting lung cancer, scientists from Italy announced that your breath’s temperature could be …

Cancer

Handsome Men Have Poorer Sperm Quality, New Study Shows

Sure, <i>he</i> looks good. But how about his sperm?<p>That might not be such a ridiculous-sounding question, now that a new study has identified a link between men's facial attractiveness and the quality of their semen--with handsome, masculine-looking guys having slightly lower-quality semen than other …

11 myths fertility doctors hear

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many couples spend years trying not to get pregnant, so it's only understandable that they may have a few issues when it comes to trying to have a child.<p>Just like when you become a parent, there is no written manual on how to get pregnant.<p>For one in six couples, infertility issues are an …

Future health

Being at the forefront of future health, Philips is improving lives through meaningful innovation every day. The health technology company is an organisation committed to putting data to better use. Over the next few months discover how this is helping shape ideas such as the future GP and why our …

Depression 'more common' in early Parkinson's

<b>Depression and anxiety are twice as common in people newly-diagnosed with Parkinson's disease compared with the general population, research suggests.</b><p>Writing in the journal Neurology, US researchers say depression increases in frequency in Parkinson's patients and is often left untreated.<p>Previous …

Against all odds, dad with ALS walks daughter down the aisle

Lindsay Nieto's father was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) when she was 15 years old, so she quietly made peace with the fact that he would never be able to walk her down the aisle at her wedding.<p>But ten years later, Augie Nieto, 56, was by his daughter's side, every step of the …

Motor Neurone Disease

Understanding Healthcare's Top Technology Hazard

Have you ever stood in line at a fast food restaurant listening to a loud, persistent beeping from the kitchen’s deep fryer? If so, you’ve probably wanted to yell, “Hey, could somebody get the fries, or press a button to make that stupid dinging stop?” The employees, meanwhile, have long since …

9 Patient Experience And Satisfaction Secrets For Hospitals And Healthcare

As patient satisfaction and the patient experience start to take the spotlight in healthcare, there’s a need for straight, useful talk on these subjects. Here are nine points that will keep you on the right track in hospitals and other healthcare environments.<p><b>Patient satisfaction isn’t the enemy of</b> …

'Kangaroo Care' May Have Positive Longterm Effects For Babies (STUDY)

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 01/10/2014 07:02 AM EST on LiveScience<p>For babies born prematurely, being held in their parents' arms, directly against their skin, for a few hours per day is believed to enhance development. Now, new research that followed children until age 10 …

Unborn babies are hearing you, loud and clear

Expectant moms who coo and chat to their babies while they’re pregnant may be doing more than stimulating the fetus – they may be shaping their child’s brain, according to research published Monday.<p>A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reinforces what many people had …

Hormone 'protects brains of premature babies'

<b>The hormone erythropoietin (EPO) could prevent brain injuries in very premature babies, a study suggests.</b><p>Brain scans show EPO - used illegally by athletes to boost performance - may help infants when given after birth.<p>The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, involved …

Joint Commission warns hospitals that alarm fatigue is putting patients at risk

The national organization that accredits hospitals warned Monday that the constant beeping of alarms on patient monitors de­sensitizes caregivers, …

New blood test might predict sepsis deaths

Researchers looking for a test to predict whether someone has a potentially deadly condition called sepsis have made a surprise finding – they can predict who will die from it.<p>Their test accurately picked out who would develop severe sepsis and die, versus those who had fairly innocuous infections …

10 things emergency rooms won’t tell you

<b>1. “Patience will get you nowhere.”</b><p>Nobody likes a visit to the emergency room. Babies are crying. People are wheezing or moaning in pain. And there’s …

Health Care

Patients who have prolonged stays, getting intubated and sedated, may experience severe hallucinations, putting them at risk of PTSD for years to come, studies show. Have you or a loved-one experiences I.C.U.-induced PTSD? http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/nightmares-after-the-i-c-u/?ref=health

Sepsis: Antibiotics 'not working'

<b>Patients are dying from sepsis because of a lack of effective antibiotics, an expert is warning.</b><p>Mark Bellamy, president of the Intensive Care Society, told the BBC the problem of resistance would get worse unless new and effective antibiotics were developed.<p>Sepsis is triggered by infections and …

15 Free Learning Tools You've Probably Never Heard Of

Scitable, created by NatureEducation, is an online collaborative space for science learning. Visitors to the site can browse or search through …

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Gut bacteria linked to rheumatoid arthritis

Scientists can't predict what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a mysterious and painful autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints. But they're targeting an intriguing new suspect: the trillions of microbes living and working inside the gut.<p>Animal models have long suggested that …

Does Lyme Disease Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?

The neurofibrillary tangles of Alzheimer's disease - could they be caused by Lyme disease?<p>Over recent years there have been reports of an association …

What to do if You’re Bitten by a Tick

The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, yeah, and you’ve just discovered that there’s a tick lodged in the skin behind your knee. What you do next …

Side Effects of Doxycycline – The Main Lyme Disease Antibiotic

Doxycycline is a key antibiotic used to treat Lyme disease but a recent reduction in the number of manufacturers of this drug has led to increasing …

Ticked Off Music Fest Set to Raise Awareness of Lyme Disease in Maryland

A music festival featuring artists who have been personally affected by Lyme disease is set to take place on August 28th, 2014, in Annapolis, …