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David Heitz

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A professional journalist nearly 30 years, David Heitz started his career at the Quad-City Times in Davenport, Iowa before moving to Los Angeles. He led the Glendale News-Press to best small daily newspaper in the state (CNPA) as managing editor and also worked as executive news editor of the Press-Telegram. He worked briefly as deputy news editor of the Detroit News before returning to the Quad-Cities, where he has worked as a freelance medical writer since 2012 for several national websites. He recently purchased his childhood home and says he truly is "living the dream." 

Women Make Better Doctors Than Men, Study Suggests

Elderly people treated by female physicians in the hospital are less likely to die than those treated by male doctors, a study found.

Hormones Could Explain Why Certain Tumors Cause Vision Loss in Girls

It’s a question that has long perplexed scientists: Why do girls who develop a rare type of benign brain tumors lose their vision more often than boys?

Fewer Americans Under 70 Are Losing Their Hearing: Report

A new study shows that hearing loss among adults ages 20 to 69 years continues to decline.

Your ZIP Code May Influence Your Death as Much as Your Genes

Where you live may determine how you die, and how long you live, according to a new study.

Study Uncovers Possible Link Between Asthma and Insomnia

New research shows that 37 percent of people with asthma also have “clinically significant” insomnia.

Lawmakers Ask Hospitals to Stop Simultaneous Surgeries

It’s a widespread practice that apparently has been going on for quite some time: One surgeon overseeing multiple surgeries at the same time.

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