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Distracted Driving Laws Help Prevent Motorcycle Fatalities

Laws restricting the use of cell phones and other handheld devices while driving have reduced deaths in motorcycle crashes significantly, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

FDA Expected to Restrict E-Cigarette Sales

According to a report in The Washington Post, the FDA is likely to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarette, or vaping, products in convenience stores.

By Diane Domina

Instant Soups Burn Nearly 10,000 Kids Each Year

Approximately 9,500 children between ages 4 and 12 are treated at U.S. emergency rooms annually for burns caused by microwavable instant soup and noodle products.

By Diane Domina

3 Reason Why We're Not All in Remission Yet

People with RA should be doing better by now — we have more new treatments than ever with new targeted approaches to treating the condition. So why aren't we experiencing more remission and lower disease activity?

By Lene Andersen, MSW

The Ongoing Drinking Debate: Is There a Safe Amount of Alcohol?

Having one or two drinks on four or more days a week raises your risk of premature death by 20 percent compared to drinking less according to a study.

By Diane Domina

Teens and Pot: A Number of Options, From Smoking to Edibles

Research suggests that most teens who have used marijuana have tried it in more than one form, including cannabis products that are smoked, vaped, or eaten.

By Diane Domina

Patient and Blogger Stands Up Against the Opioid Stigma

While politicians, policy makers, and medical experts are arguing about the best way to solve the opioid crisis, the blogger behind Chronic Mom says, opioids saved her life.

By Pamela Kaufman

7 Famous People with OCD

OCD is an anxiety disorder that causes unwanted and repeated obsessions or behaviors. Here are some successful celebrities who had, or have, OCD.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

My Surprising Weekend With RA Advocacy and Hardcore Hiking

Sometimes, talking about living with RA and the pain and vulnerabilities that accompany it can be just as daunting as hiking a mountain — literally. Emil takes you on a journey of both, and how he overcame his figurative and literal mountains.

By Emil DeAndreis

The Basics: How Can You Advocate As A Patient In Washington?

Two experts speak about how advocating on Capitol Hill can change the landscape for your chronic condition(s). Find out how to get involved and why you should.

By Erin L. Boyle