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A high-need patient tells her story . . .

July 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
A high-need patient tells her story . . .

Annie is living with major chronic conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, COPD, congestive heart failure, and high blood pressure. Because of her complex health needs, she often feels limited in what she is able to do yet avoids asking for help for fear of burdening her family.

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Africa must reboot its health systems to cope with non-communicable diseases

July 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Africa must reboot its health systems to cope with non-communicable diseases

When it comes to killer diseases in Africa many people think of infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, or even Ebola. But the reality is that diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease – known as non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – are a major threat.

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What tax breaks? Those promised in GOP plans go mostly to top 1%

July 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
What tax breaks? Those promised in GOP plans go mostly to top 1%

There’s much talk on Capitol Hill about the tax cuts included in the Republican health plans, but unless you are a frequent user of tanning beds or have personal wealth that puts you in the top 1 percent, you might not feel much effect from them.

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10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication

July 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication

Lifestyle plays an important role in treating your high blood pressure. If you successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication.

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Seniors miss out on clinical trials

July 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Seniors miss out on clinical trials

More than 60 percent of cancer patients are older adults — and that will rise to 70 percent by 2040.  Yet seniors continue to be underrepresented in clinical trials, making it difficult to assess how treatments are likely to help or harm them.

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The yoga paradox: how yoga can cause pain and treat it

July 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The yoga paradox: how yoga can cause pain and treat it

Yoga carries with it a higher than expected risk of a painful wrist, elbow and shoulder, possibly due to poses like downward dog, new research suggests. But it’s not all bad news. The same study adds to growing evidence yoga can help manage low back and neck pain.

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How flu changes within the human body may hint at future global trends

July 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
How flu changes within the human body may hint at future global trends

In the past several years, advances in genome sequencing have begun to shed light on the beginnings of viral evolution, deep within individual infections. Could a single person’s flu infection tell us about how the virus changes across the world? As it turns out, a surprising amount.

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Safe under the ACA, patients with preexisting conditions now fear bias

June 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Safe under the ACA, patients with preexisting conditions now fear bias

With the protections of Obamacare in place, physicians in recent years have urged patients to be screened for a variety of diseases and predisposition to illness, feeling confident it would not affect their future insurability. But the results recorded on patients’ charts could haunt them, experts say.

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As surrogacy surges, new parents seek legal protections

June 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
As surrogacy surges, new parents seek legal protections

In 2015, 2,807 babies were born through surrogacy in the U.S., up from 738 in 2004, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Women are often paid at least $30,000 to carry a baby created from the egg and sperm of others. But in many places, once the baby arrives, outdated state laws fail to answer an important question: Who are the parents?

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For Millennials, both good and bad news in Senate’s GOP health bill

June 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
For Millennials, both good and bad news in Senate’s GOP health bill

The proposed legislation also would retain a popular Obamacare provision that allowed young adults up to age 26 to stay on their parents’ insurance. But the bill in its current form also could dramatically reduce health coverage and care for other young adults.

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