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Diabetes? Asthma? Nurse practitioners in Quebec will soon be able to diagnose common health problems

MONTREAL — The professional order representing Quebec physicians has voted to allow the roughly 500 nurse practitioners in the province to begin diagnosing patients in an effort to reduce wait times in the health system and increase access to health care. Following years of debate and pressure from nurses and provincial politicians, Quebec’s college of… Read More »

How to troubleshoot common hearing aid problems

Hearing aids are the most common treatment for hearing loss. Millions of individuals wear these miniature, custom-fit, digitally programmed and personalized hearing solutions every day. If you rely on hearing aids to keep you hearing clearly at all times, you know how important it is to quickly identify and troubleshoot problems. Our basic troubleshootingtips can help you… Read More »

Researchers able to determine the effects of genes and environment in 560 common conditions

When it comes to disease and health, which is more powerful — ZIP code or genetic code? The degree to which nature and nurture affect disease and health remains one of the eternal — and still unanswerable — questions in medicine. Now a team of investigators from Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the University of… Read More »