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Why cuts in funding for UN, climate change research imperil fight against malaria

April 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why cuts in funding for UN, climate change research imperil fight against malaria

Cutting funding for UN health programs not only hurts communities abroad, it puts the health of Americans at risk as well. We need a fully funded U.N. so it can carry out its vital work in coordinating the response to pandemics,

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More states adopt ‘click it or ticket’ laws; But do they work?

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
More states adopt ‘click it or ticket’ laws; But do they work?

Not everyone is convinced the tougher seat belt laws reduce fatalities. And some opponents say the laws are another example of government interference and can lead to racial profiling.

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America’s other drug problem

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
America’s other drug problem

Across the country, nursing homes routinely toss large quantities of perfectly good prescription medication: tablets for diabetes, syringes of blood thinners, pricey pills for psychosis and seizures.

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5 things to know about the health issue that could shut down the government

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
5 things to know about the health issue that could shut down the government

The question is whether Congress will pass — and President Donald Trump will sign — a bill that also funds subsidies for lower-income people who purchase health insurance under the law. These “cost-sharing reductions” have become a major bargaining point in the negotiations between Republicans and Democrats, because the spending bill will require at least some Democratic votes to pass.

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CHIP offers families with seriously ill kids more financial protection than ACA plans

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
CHIP offers families with seriously ill kids more financial protection than ACA plans

Kids with chronic conditions are especially vulnerable to health insurance changes, relying as they often do on specialists and medications that may not be covered if they switch plans. A new study finds that these transitions can leave kids and their families financially vulnerable as well.

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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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Reluctant patients, Hispanic men pose a costly challenge to the health system

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reluctant patients, Hispanic men pose a costly challenge to the health system

Women across all races are more likely to seek care than men. But the gender gap in the Hispanic community is especially troubling to health care providers. Studies show that Latino men are much less likely than Latinas to get treatment.

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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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Rural doctors’ training may be in jeopardy

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rural doctors’ training may be in jeopardy

At the end of September, the US government will stop funding the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program, part of the Affordable Care Act , which supports nearly 750 primary care residents in 27 states and Washington, D.C. Without congressional action, it might be shut down.

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