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Charlotte Collins, J.D., Senior Vice President, Policy and Programs, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, discusses the results from the AAFA Annual Report. According to the report, there are 8 million children in U.S. schools with asthma, and an additional 3 million with food allergies. The AAFA has...

Prenatal Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing: Why and When?

Susan J. Gross, MD, Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health, Pediatrics and Genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine addresses the timing and reasoning behind testing women for genetic diseases, saying that it primarily concerns personal choice and the value of the...
According to a New York Times article, the Drug Enforcement Administration will soon allow consumers to return unused prescription painkillers to pharmacies. The new policy will include drugs such as opioid painkillers, stimulants, and depressants. A 2014 study conducted by the Partnership for Drug-Free...