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Hiccups refer to involuntary spasms of the diaphragm – the main muscle involved in breathing – followed by rapid closure of the vocal cords. This produces a distinctive “hic” sound at the top of the windpipe.
Tavenner outlines specifics on health exchanges, other health law issues

Tavenner outlines specifics on health exchanges, other health law issues

First Edition: June 26, 2013

First Edition: June 26, 2013

The president's impassioned health law speech: 'We're going to keep fighting'

The president's impassioned health law speech: 'We're going to keep fighting'

St. Jude Medical receives approval for CRT-D quadripolar pacing system in India

St. Jude Medical receives approval for CRT-D quadripolar pacing system in India

New device to treat heart hiccups

New device to treat heart hiccups

Officials look to 2 states for advice on setting up exchanges; other health overhaul news

Officials look to 2 states for advice on setting up exchanges; other health overhaul news

RIT professor designs database with physician input and novel eye-tracking techniques

RIT professor designs database with physician input and novel eye-tracking techniques

St. Jude Medical launches Promote Quadra CRT-D in Europe

St. Jude Medical launches Promote Quadra CRT-D in Europe

ALCAT Laboratory introduces compatibility testing to over 130 new functional foods and medicinal herbs

ALCAT Laboratory introduces compatibility testing to over 130 new functional foods and medicinal herbs

New York Times examines HIV testing program in China

New York Times examines HIV testing program in China

Report on unexplained liver haemorrhage after metastasis radiofrequency ablation published

Report on unexplained liver haemorrhage after metastasis radiofrequency ablation published

Handwashing: A simple, effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases

Handwashing: A simple, effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases

NMO patients are misdiagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, says Mayo Clinic neurologist

NMO patients are misdiagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, says Mayo Clinic neurologist

St. Jude Medical's quadripolar pacing system receives European CE Mark approval

St. Jude Medical's quadripolar pacing system receives European CE Mark approval

The effects of maternal exercise on fetal breathing movements

The effects of maternal exercise on fetal breathing movements

FDA decision over new obesity drug hangs in the balance

FDA decision over new obesity drug hangs in the balance

Ebola virus outbreaks linked to infected wild animal carcasses

Ebola virus outbreaks linked to infected wild animal carcasses

Florida-based online pharmacy illegally prescribed the powerful painkiller Vicodin to an Illinois state employee

Florida-based online pharmacy illegally prescribed the powerful painkiller Vicodin to an Illinois state employee