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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.

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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.

Girl eating ramen noodles.

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.

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Why Isn't Your RA in Remission Yet?

People with rheumatoid arthritis should be doing better by now. There are more new treatments than ever, so why isn’t everyone in remission yet? Here's why.

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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.

Teen girl holding a marijuana cigarette.

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.

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End the Opioid Stigma for Chronic Pain

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.

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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.

Emil and his wife hiking Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, AZ.

RA Advocacy and Hardcore Hiking

Talking about the pain and vulnerabilities of RA can feel just as daunting as hiking a mountain — Emil did both. Here's his story.

Capitol Hill, the day of Headache on the Hill 2017.

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.