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More Evidence That Energy Drinks May Pose Health Risks To Young People

Jan 17, 2018 , Forbes
At a time of increased interest in restricting their sale, a new study hints at the prevalence of health risks associated with energy...
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Why Hospitals Support Kentucky’s Medicaid Waiver

Jan 17, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 15—Kentucky’s recently approved Medicaid waiver has drawn criticism for implementing “work requirements,” but hospitals say the details make it more palatable....
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6 free ways for ambitious PR pros to bolster their industry cred

Jan 17, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
Clever communications professionals can get a foot in the door with these practices designed to add lines to your résumé. How can you get ahead in the new...
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IV bags in short supply across US after hurricane

Jan 17, 2018 , CNN Health
Before Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 30, the United States had already experienced intermittent shortages of IV bags, which are used to administer and dilute medications. The devastation caused by the Category 4 hurricane -- the first to hit the island in more than eight decades -- amplified the IV bag shortage, in particular sodium chloride 0.9% injection bags, which are ubiquitous in medical facilities and hospitals....
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Predictive analytics startup Owkin lands $11M

Jan 17, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Owkin, a predictive analytics company that aims to accelerates drug discovery and development, just landed $11 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Otium Venture with participation from Cathay Innovation, Plug and Play, and NJF Capital. This announcement brings the company’s total funding to $13.1...
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Trump is fit for duty, but should hit the gym: White House doctor

Jan 17, 2018 , Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump passed a test for signs of dementia and is in overall excellent health, but needs to shed weight by cutting calories, fats and carbohydrates and starting a daily exercise routine, the White House physician said on Tuesday....
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State Highlights: Mass. Lawmakers Urge Investigation Of Nursing Home Company; Measles Exposure Possible At Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

Jan 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, Illinois, California, Connecticut, New York and Minnesota....
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'Everything went bad' after daughter's birth, Serena Williams says

Jan 17, 2018 , CNN Health
The days following the September birth of daughter Alexis Olympia were difficult ones for tennis champion Serena Williams, according to a recent interview in Vogue magazine....
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CVS Pharmacy commitment looks to make a ‘mark’ on beauty images

Jan 17, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
CVS Pharmacy is making a new commitment to transparency in beauty imagery. Read More...
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Squirtable Surgical Glue Could Transform Surgeries And Save Lives

Jan 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Sutures and staples are the traditional methods for closing surgical incisions and wounds in emergency situations. However, these methods can be inadequate in complex surgeries and cannot make an air-tight or liquid-tight seal on a lung or artery wound or incision. Now researchers funded by the Nati......
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Early puberty puts women at higher risk for heart disease and stroke

Jan 17, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Girls who start menstruating before they’re 12 years old may have a greater risk of heart disease and stroke later in life than their peers who go through puberty later, a U.K. study suggests....
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Cramer reveals the biggest winners and losers from the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

Jan 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
Jim Cramer listed the J.P. Morgan's Healthcare Conference's best and worst performers judging by the market's...
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Viewpoints: Require Brain Exams For Presidents’ Physicals; Ensure Healthy Life For Babies; Are We Ready To Halt Spread of Disease?

Jan 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A selection of opinions on health care from news outlets around the...
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Why your sex drive is in low gear

Jan 17, 2018 , CNN Health
As a sex therapist, the No. 1 complaint I hear from both women and men is low libido. They visit me on their own or as couples, perplexed by the seemingly inexplicable drop in desire, either their own or that of their partner....
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White House doctor: Trump in 'excellent health,' has no cognitive problems, but should lose weight

Jan 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
Trump is the oldest person ever to become president. The 71-year-old has a fondness for fast...
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With Individual Mandate Scrapped, Employers Say ‘It’s Our Turn’

Jan 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Employers have long-chafed at what they see as the onerous rules that came with the Affordable Care Act. But now that Congress has killed the individual mandate, employers say that their requirements should be the next to go. In other news: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) says he expects bipartisan legislation aimed at stabilizing the marketplace to pass in the coming months; the Trump administration could approve short-term insurance plans soon; and a look at the health law and enrollment in...
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Brain Imaging Predicts Language Learning In Deaf Children

Jan 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In a new international collaborative study between The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, researchers created a machine learning algorithm that uses brain scans to predict language ability in deaf children after they receive a cochlear implant. ......
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Trump's Tax Cuts Will Boost UnitedHealth's Profits By $1.7 Billion

Jan 17, 2018 , Forbes
Corporate tax cuts will add $1.7 billion to UnitedHealth Group earnings and cash flows in 2018, the company said during its fourth-quarter earnings...
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Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely To Smoke 1 Year Later

Jan 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research by UC San Francisco. The study analyzed data from a nationally-representative sample of more than 10,000 adolescent......
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Saving America's Hospitals: Why Recent Megamergers Will Fail

Jan 17, 2018 , Forbes
Major hospitals are merging for all the wrong reasons. Former healthcare CEO Robert Pearl, MD, explains...
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