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National shortage of forensic nurses frustrates rape victims

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The young woman who walked into an emergency room in Milwaukee began her journey about 12 hours earlier, at a Chicago-area hospital, more than 90 miles away. She had been raped, but there was no one trained to do a forensic examination at the first hospital she went to – or the next, or the next, or the next. So she drove herself from place to place.
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80 is not the new 70: Age may bias heart care, study finds

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

People are more likely to buy things when prices end in 99 cents rather than rounded up to the next dollar, or cars with mileage under 1,000 instead of past that mark. Now researchers say something similar might be happening with age perception and heart surgery.
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Healthy biological clock keeps whole body ticking

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

A healthy biological clock is important as a mechanism that affects the body’s processes and regulates up to 50% of genes, so keeping it in tune affects health, whether you’re fit or fighting a disease.