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Third of Uninsured Skimp on Meds to Save Money

Mar 20, 2019 , WebMD
Nearly 1 in 5 of those prescribed drugs asked their doctors for less expensive options. The rate was highest -- 40 percent -- among people without...
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Why you can't just eat one cookie or potato chip

Mar 20, 2019 , CNN Health
Have you ever found yourself staring at an empty bag of cookies you just devoured? Don't beat yourself up. Your brain is wired to eat that cookie -- and the next 10. It's as automatic a response as running away from a loud noise....
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Medicare For All Won't Result In Better Health Outcomes

Mar 19, 2019 , Forbes
Abolishing private insurance and forcing everyone into a government health plan -- as Medicare for All's proponents advocate -- wouldn't improve patients'...
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Enough With Culture -- Focus On Structure, Biotech Entrepreneur Argues

Mar 19, 2019 , Forbes
Pharma desperately needs innovation; the question Safi Bahcall’s new book begs is whether senior pharma executives can structure their organizations in a fashion can liberate the creativity, and tolerate the uncertainty, innovation...
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There's new advice to prevent food allergies in children

Mar 19, 2019 , CNN Health
Giving a baby a new food to try is fun, and it should be. The only concerns parents should have: finding their phones fast enough to document the funny faces and cleaning up the mess that might follow. Yet in recent years, scientific evidence has accumulated quickly on what foods to introduce when and how to best prevent allergies -- leaving parents to keep track of it all....
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These tech companies aim to cure pain without pills

Mar 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
Companies such as Bioness, Cefaly and Sana are developing technology to reduce pain -- and the need for addictive...
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Three or more eggs a week increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says

Mar 16, 2019 , CNN Health
It's been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat three or four eggs a day -- or any equivalent of 300 mg of dietary cholesterol -- have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared to those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds....
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Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib?

Mar 16, 2019 , WebMD
Study subjects who got ablation -- where a catheter is used to tweak the heart muscle cells responsible for the arrhythmia -- also seemed to have less shortness of breath, less fatigue and all-around better quality of life five years later, with those who got drug therapy...
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Mental Health Woes Are Rising in Young Americans -- Is Social Media to Blame?

Mar 16, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Mental Health Woes Are Rising in Young Americans -- Is Social Media to Blame?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/15/2019 12:00:00...
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These sports are most likely to send kids to ER with brain injuries

Mar 15, 2019 , CNN Health
Almost 2 million children and teens -- an average of 283,000 each year -- were seen in emergency rooms across the United States for traumatic brain injuries between 2010 and 2016, according to a new government report....
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Can Apple Watch Really Detect Cardiac Problems? Results Of Big Study From Stanford Just A Heartbeat Away

Mar 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
At the upcoming annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, researchers will unveil the first results of a study of 400,000 people wearing the device. Cardiology is becoming a testing ground for new tech. Other health technology stories include news on the Cleveland Clinic's new artificial intelligence center and Amazon's latest product for sale--modular hospital rooms....
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Proposal for global moratorium on editing of inherited DNA is met with criticism

Mar 14, 2019 , CNN Health
Researchers and ethicists, including the scientist who pioneered and patented CRISPR gene-editing technology, are calling for a global moratorium on human germline editing -- changes made to inherited DNA, the genetic material in sperm, eggs or embryos that can be passed on to the next generation....
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Insurance Giant UnitedHealthcare Will Require All New Employer-Sponsored Health Plans To Pass Drug Discounts To Consumers

Mar 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Pharmacy benefit managers typically negotiate rebates from pharmaceutical companies to help offset the high initial prices set for many drugs. But those discounts rarely flow directly to consumers. The rebate system has come under intense scrutiny as of late as lawmakers take aim at high drug prices and pharma companies point the blame elsewhere. Meanwhile, the Senate Finance Committee plans to call executives from five pharmacy benefit managers--the middlemen who operate within the rebate...
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AHA News: Young Mom Thought It Was a Heart Attack -- Until She Couldn't Touch Her Nose

Mar 14, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: AHA News: Young Mom Thought It Was a Heart Attack -- Until She Couldn't Touch Her NoseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/13/2019 12:00:00...
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Fear Of Hospitalization Keeps Men From Talking About Suicide

Mar 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Fear of psychiatric hospitalization is one of the primary reasons that older men -- an age and gender group at high risk for suicide -- don't talk about suicide with their physicians. Researchers discovered this finding as part of a pre-launch, stakeholder assessment of a multimedia program designe......
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He couldn't hack it as a drug-sniffing dog. Now he's conservation's best friend

Mar 12, 2019 , CNN Health
Let's face it: All dogs like to smell poop. But this dog smells something else, too -- opportunity....
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How Game-Theory Economists Changed The Landscape Of Living-Donor Organ Transplants

Mar 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Kidney donations from living donors require a close biological match, which can be devastatingly rare to find. But organ exchange chains--where one person's loved one gives to a patient, whose' loved one gives to another patient and so on--have been opening up a whole world of possibilities for some families. In other public health news: gun control, depression, diabetes, AIDS, the flu, timeout, rape survivors, meat, pregnancy and...
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Could Olive Oil Help Keep Stroke at Bay for Obese Americans?

Mar 08, 2019 , WebMD
New research found that healthy but severely obese patients who ate olive oil at least once a week had less platelet activation, which means their blood is less likely to clot -- which might help lower their risk of heart attack or...
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Recipe for Healthy Heart: Big Breakfasts, Less TV

Mar 08, 2019 , WebMD
Those who ate energy-rich breakfasts -- consuming at least a fifth of their daily calories at the breakfast table -- had significantly less buildup of fatty plaque and stiffness in their arteries, compared to people who had a less caloric breakfast or skipped breakfast altogether, said a team led by Dr. Sotirios...
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Be Nice To Your Doctor -- You May Receive Better Care

Mar 08, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The good news: A new Tel Aviv University study published in Pediatrics on March 7 finds that positive interactions with patients drive improved medical team performance under most conditions. The bad news: Positive interactions with superiors had no significant effect. Moreover, a second in-press st......
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