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Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals 6:50am EDT

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. | Video

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FDA teams with medical companies in Puerto Rico to tackle shortages

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the agency was working with several pharmaceutical and medical device companies in Puerto Rico to prevent shortages of medical products in the United States as it joins a massive effort to help rebuild the island that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

11:35am EDT

Thailand enters 'War on Sugar' with tax on sweetened beverages

NEW YORK Thailand has slapped tariffs on sugar likely to hit $9 million worth of U.S. beverage exports, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Friday, as one of the top producers of the sweetener joins a growing list of regions implementing such taxes.

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With time, shoe inserts may help ease plantar heel pain

(Reuters Health) - It could take a little time for orthotic shoe inserts to help relieve plantar heel pain, but the prefabricated versions sold in drugstores may work just as well as more expensive custom alternatives, a recent study suggests.

2:58pm EDT

Does diabetes make a heart attack feel different?

(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes may not always feel classic symptoms like acute chest pain when they have a heart attack, according to a small study that offers a potential explanation for why these episodes are more deadly for diabetics.

4:12pm EDT

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