The US Environmental Protection Agency has released 2 free pamphlets on the proper way to dispose of needles used for self-injections. While millions of Americans use self-inject medications, patients with diabetes represent a large segment of the population. The agency pamphlets reference community drop-off programs, household hazardous waste facilities, at-home needle destruction devices, and mail-back programs as options for the safe disposal of needles.
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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