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Beware of products that claim to cure cancer, FDA warns

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beware of products that claim to cure cancer, FDA warns

Frequently advertised as “natural” treatments and often falsely labeled as dietary supplements, such products may appear harmless, but may cause harm by delaying or interfering with proven, beneficial treatments.

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Only 37 percent say Trump should repeal and replace Obamacare (POLL) – ABC News

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Only 37 percent say Trump should repeal and replace Obamacare (POLL) – ABC News

Americans by 79-13 percent says Trump should seek to make the current law work as well as possible, not to make it fail as soon as possible, a strategy he’s suggested.

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Health and Human Services warns consumers about phone scam

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Health and Human Services warns consumers about phone scam

The US Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General fraud hotline —1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) — had been spoofed, a malicious practice of making a phone number appear on caller ID to be legitimate in order to obtain confidential information.

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A spoonful of kid’s medicine makes the profits go up

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
A spoonful of kid’s medicine makes the profits go up

Laws designed to encourage companies to do more in terms of testing and developing medicines for children are allowing companies retain the market for theres drugs without facing competition for a longer period of time. As a result, the treatments cost a lot more.

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Health care in America: An employment bonanza and a runaway-cost crisis

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Health care in America: An employment bonanza and a runaway-cost crisis

The country has grown increasingly dependent on the health sector to power the economy — and it will be a tough habit to break. Thirty-five percent of the nation’s job growth has come from health care since the recession hit in late 2007, the single-biggest sector for job creation.

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Rodents, your car, and hantavirus: What to do if you suspect rodents are living in your vehicle

April 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rodents, your car, and hantavirus: What to do if you suspect rodents are living in your vehicle

Three people in King County recently got sick with hantavirus, so Public Health – Seattle & King County wants to remind the public that deer mice in the area can carry the virus. That’s why health officials are urging people who live in areas where deer mice are found to inspect their cars for signs of rodents, and if they find any, to disinfect and remove droppings or nesting materials.

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Nurse licensing laws block treatment for opioid addiction

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nurse licensing laws block treatment for opioid addiction

Twenty-eight states prohibit nurse practitioners from prescribing buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction unless they are working in collaboration with a doctor who also has a federal license to prescribe it. The problem is, half of all counties in the U.S. do not have a single physician with a license to prescribe buprenorphine.

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Matching ex-offenders with hard-to-fill health care jobs

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Matching ex-offenders with hard-to-fill health care jobs

With unemployment falling and workers hard to find, a growing number of health care employers are following Johns Hopkins’ lead and giving people with criminal records a second chance — hiring them mainly into entry-level jobs in food service, janitorial services and housekeeping.

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For doctors, a clamp down on visas could have an uneven effect in the US

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
For doctors, a clamp down on visas could have an uneven effect in the US

Limiting the number of foreign doctors who can get visas to practice in the United States could have a significant impact on certain hospitals and states that rely on them.

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Conservatives’ goal to relax mandatory benefits unlikely to tame premiums

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Conservatives’ goal to relax mandatory benefits unlikely to tame premiums

At the heart of the GOP plans include eliminating mandatory benefits, including hospital care, doctor and outpatient visits and prescription drug coverage, along with things like maternity care, mental health and preventive care service.

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