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Democrat Eric Swalwell is close to deciding on a 2020 run. Here's where he stands on key issues

Feb 12, 2019 , CNBC Health
The California Democrat says he expects an announcement "soon." He says he would have an economic message that appeals to voters who feel left...
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Salesforce rolls out tool for hospitals to spot patients who need other kinds of help, like a ride

Feb 12, 2019 , CNBC Health
is launching a new tool that will help hospitals and insurers spot social determinant issues and then follow through to connect patients with more of the services they...
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Apple's deal with the VA is a big step toward giving patients control over their own health info

Feb 12, 2019 , CNBC Health
Apple's work with the VA is important, and not just for veterans. The barriers that have prevented people from accessing their health data are now coming...
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Preventable ED Use Costs $8.3 Billion Annually: Analysis

Feb 12, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Feb. 8—An estimated $8.3 billion is spent each year on emergency department (ED) care that could be provided in another location, according to a new analysis....
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FDA sends warning letter to 17 companies for 'illegally selling' Alzheimer's treatments

Feb 12, 2019 , CNBC Health
"These products, which are often sold on websites and social media platforms, have not been reviewed by the FDA and are not proven safe and effective to treat the diseases and health conditions they claim to treat," the FDA...
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Weed company to open CBD shops in malls across US, as Barney's adds 'cannabis lifestyle shop'

Feb 12, 2019 , CNBC Health
Simon Property Group, the biggest mall owner in the country, is about to open more than 100 shops selling products infused with CBD. It's working with cannabis firm Green Growth...
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FDA to overhaul oversight of dietary supplements, curb 'potentially dangerous products'

Feb 12, 2019 , CNBC Health
The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it plans to modernize the agency's oversight of dietary...
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CDC blames spike in teen tobacco use on vaping, popularity of Juul

Feb 12, 2019 , CNBC Health
Within one year, the number of high school students using any tobacco product increased about 38 percent, the CDC...
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Here's why medical chatbots could help doctors but won't replace them

Feb 11, 2019 , CNBC Health
Could Sutter Health's new symptom tracker diagnose my bout of food poisoning? I put it to the...
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Nutrisystem CEO explains why weight loss is not longer just 'one size fits all'

Feb 10, 2019 , CNBC Health
According to the CDC, about 40 percent of the U.S. population is considered obese. Still, Nutrisystem's Dawn Zier believes progress is being...
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Humana executives say Trump's drug rebate proposal would raise premiums, restrict consumer choice

Feb 09, 2019 , CNBC Health
The Trump administration's plan to force insurers to pass on drugmaker discounts to seniors at the pharmacy counter would upend the market and raise consumer premiums in the end, health insurance executives warned investors this...
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Liquor before beer? You will still feel terrible, new study says

Feb 09, 2019 , CNBC Health
The order in which you drink different types of alcohol has no effect on your...
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Fitbit has a new health tracker, but you can only get it through your employer or insurer

Feb 09, 2019 , CNBC Health
The new Fitbit Inspire is only for employees and health insurance members who are Fitbit...
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FDA chief accuses Juul, Altria of reneging on promise to combat teen vaping

Feb 09, 2019 , CNBC Health
Scott Gottlieb is calling Altria and Juul's CEOs to the agency's headquarters to explain their plan to combat youth vaping and, once again, threatened to pull e-cigarettes off the market if more isn't done to reduce "epidemic" levels of teen...
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Coordinating Care for Patients with Heart Failure and Diabetes

Feb 08, 2019 , CardioSmart
Diabetes worsens outcomes for people with diastolic heart failure, highlighting the need for coordinated...
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Underinsured Rate Reached 15-Year High

Feb 08, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Feb. 6—More insured people are struggling to afford care than at any time since 2003, according to a new survey. And it’s a challenge across all major private- and public-payer categories....
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Apple recently hired a prominent obstetrician, signaling interest in women's health

Feb 08, 2019 , CNBC Health
Apple has hired Christine Curry, an obstetrician who is known for treating pregnant women with the Zika Virus, according to several people...
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FDA putting Walgreens 'on notice,' weighs enforcement action for illegal tobacco sales to minors

Feb 08, 2019 , CNBC Health
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will pursue meetings with Walgreens' corporate management about whether illegal sales of tobacco products to minors at its stores are a corporatewide...
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More Federal Support Pledged for Rural Hospitals

Feb 08, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Feb. 5—The federal government plans to increase the number and variety of alternative payment models available for rural hospitals, which are facing growing financial pressures....
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Smoking, Hypertension and High Cholesterol are Common in Young Adults Suffering First Heart Attack

Feb 08, 2019 , CardioSmart
Nearly all 1.5 million study participants had at least one modifiable risk...
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