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Hospice Overdosed Patients To 'Hasten Their Deaths,' Former Health Care Executive Admits

A former health care executive in Texas has admitted to playing a role in an alleged $ 60 million Medicare fraud scheme that included disturbing practices such as overdosing hospice patients to “hasten their deaths” and maximize company profits. Melanie Murphey, a 36-year-old former executive for Novus Health Services in Frisco, pleaded guilty Thursday to […]

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Ryan Lochte's Wife Kayla Rae Reid Says Her Postpartum Depression Made Her Feel 'Exhausted' and 'Dead Inside'

Everyone who experiences postpartum depression (PPD)—about 11 percent of new moms in the U.S.—has a very individual experience. For some, it may be more subtle, while others may have debilitating symptoms. For model Kayla Rae Reid, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte's wife, PPD felt like extreme exhaustion and a sense that she was "dead inside," she […]

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Constipation: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Overview Chronic constipation is infrequent bowel movements or difficult passage of stools that persists for several weeks or longer. Constipation is generally described as having fewer than three bowel movements a week. Though occasional constipation is very common, some people experience chronic constipation that can interfere with their ability to go about their daily tasks. […]