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Amazon could make a big impact in health by helping people eat better

Jul 15, 2018 , CNBC Health
Amazon is in position to work with employers and health systems to bring better food to...
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July 16-20: Congress to Examine Stark Law Modifications; Verma Pledges Changes

Jul 14, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
July 12—As Congress gears up to examine statutory changes to the Stark Law next week, the Trump administration is planning to implement changes on an administrative basis....
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An Amazon Prime Day for health care? Here's what experts say it could look like

Jul 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
Offering discounts on prescriptions would seem like a natural option, but a number of health-care professionals think Amazon could also make a big impact when it comes to health-care...
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Tainted McDonald's salads sicken people in another four states

Jul 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
People in at least another four states have been sickened by tainted McDonald’s salads, USA Today...
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Children and PTSD: Health risks linger long after acute psychological trauma ends

Jul 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
The Thai boys rescued from the flooded cave complex have survived the extreme physical duress, but now they may face a daunting mental challenge: post-traumatic stress disorder. Children with PTSD are at risk of lifelong health...
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J&J lead attorney: We won't be 'intimidated' into removing talc products after $4.7 billion cancer case damages

Jul 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
Johnson & Johnson lead attorney Bart Williams says talc-based products have been proven safe by the "best scientists in...
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Medicare doesn't cover everything. Here's how to prepare

Jul 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
Here's what's basic Medicare excludes from coverage and how you can...
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Leading e-cig maker Juul to sell lower-nicotine pods as scrutiny ratchets higher

Jul 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
Starting in August, Juul will introduce 3 percent nicotine pods for its mint and Virginia tobacco...
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Congress Pushes 340B Bills to Cut Eligibility, Increase Reporting

Jul 13, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
July 11—Members of Congress this week pushed emerging legislation to restrict the ability of hospitals and other providers to qualify for the 340B discount drug program and to increase their reporting requirements....
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CVS, Aetna shares rise on report DoJ won't challenge their merger deal

Jul 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
Drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager CVS announced in December it would acquire health insurer Aetna for $69...
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Amazon, Xealth working on pilot program to deliver products to patients after hospital discharge

Jul 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
This pilot with Providence and health start-up Xealth provides a window into Amazon's health...
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Heart disease is becoming a big red-state problem

Jul 12, 2018 , CNBC Health
Heart disease has been declining all over the U.S. for decades, but nine states saw a recent big jump in their relative rank for this disease burden. They have something else in common: All nine voted for...
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There are more than 7.5 billion people on Earth. Maybe it's time to start encouraging smaller families

Jul 12, 2018 , CNBC Health
The global human population can't keep growing exponentially or we'll see an increase in premature death from starvation and disease. Maybe the most humane solution is to encourage smaller families, this math professor explains in The Conversation....
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Cramer sees Pfizer's reorganization as a 'prelude' to a spinoff of its consumer health-care business

Jul 12, 2018 , CNBC Health
Cramer mentions that Pfizer in 2013 spun off its animal health business Zoetis, which has seen its shares surge more than 150 percent since...
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MA Gets Better Outcomes Despite Sicker Enrollees: Study

Jul 12, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
July 10—Contrary to general belief, Medicare Advantage (MA) plan enrollees are initially sicker than those in fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare, according to new research. And once enrolled, MA beneficiaries get better care at a lower cost....
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Alphabet and ResMed are spinning out a start-up to solve sleep apnea, a hidden health crisis

Jul 12, 2018 , CNBC Health
Alphabet wants to help millions with sleep...
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Azar Promises Drugmaker Penalty Rule Coming

Jul 11, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
July 9—A five-times-delayed rule that would stiffen drugmaker penalties—among other provisions—will be implemented, the Trump administration’s healthcare policy leader told providers on Monday....
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Pfizer says it will postpone price increases after discussions with Trump

Jul 11, 2018 , CNBC Health
Pfizer announced on Tuesday it would postpone drug price hikes after an "extensive" conversation between the company's CEO and President Donald...
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US opposition to breastfeeding reportedly stuns world health officials

Jul 10, 2018 , CNBC Health
Washington has been accused of backing the interests of infant formula-makers over health...
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Transparency, Interoperability, DSH Changes Lead Hospital IPPS Concerns

Jul 10, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
July 6—Hospital advocates recently raised a range of concerns about proposed Medicare payment policy changes, including transparency and interoperability requirements and a new way to calculate uncompensated care payments....
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