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June 22, 2018

Health Tip: Avoiding Lyme Disease

(HealthDay News) -- Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is caused by the bite of an infected tick.

Picking an Exercise Boot Camp

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise boot camps get you in shape through one or more days of intensive training.

Native American Teens at Higher Risk for Substance Abuse

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Native American teens are at greater risk of alcohol and drug abuse than other American teens, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes considerable pain in joints. At some point, most people with RA develop pain in the ankle and foot.

Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus

FRIDAY, June 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Aedesmosquitoes in California can spread the Zika virus, researchers report.

Obamacare May Have Boosted Kidney Transplant Outcomes

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid patients with kidney disease are more likely to be placed on a kidney transplant waiting list beforethey need dialysis if they live in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study shows.

Police Killings Harm Well-Being of All Blacks: Study

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Police killings of unarmed black Americans harm the mental health of black adults nationwide, researchers report.

Have Insurers Played a Role in Opioid Crisis?

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Health insurers may have helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic by not encouraging use of less addictive pain medications, a new study contends.

Smoking Becoming a No-No on College Campuses

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking continues to fall out of favor at colleges and universities across America, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: June 22, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Trump Carried Counties With High Opioid Use: Study

FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. counties with high rates of prescription painkiller use voted heavily in favor of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, a new study finds.