Health-Law Insurance Sign-Ups Decline

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MEDICINE MATTERS: Top 30 most popular health articles of 2017

Vancouver Sun (blog)Dec. 13, 2017
For many years now, I’ve published an end-of-year list of my most-read articles, based on digital metrics. If you missed them when they were originally published, you can get caught up on the big health stories of the year by clicking on links below. The vast majority were the result of deep-dive reporting or …
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Yes, smartphone addiction does harm your teen’s mental health

Medical News TodayDec. 2, 2017
To evaluate just how serious the participants’ addictions were, the researchers used standardized tests focusing on the extent to which smartphone and Internet use impacted the performance of daily activities, harming productivity and social life, as well as sleep and mental health. “The higher the score [on …
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Eating cheese every day may help to protect heart health

Medical News TodayDec. 4, 2017
Researchers suggest that eating a small amount of cheese every day may benefit heart health. These new findings come from an analysis of 15 observational studies that looked at the effects of cheese intake on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Study co-author Li-Qiang Qin — who works in the …
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‘I Am Going to Die Without This’: Regulators Target a Health-Care …

Bloomberg18 hours ago
Like hundreds of thousands of Medicare patients who can’t afford the copays on astronomically priced drugs, Adkins has turned to help from a fast-growing corner of the convoluted U.S. health system: patient assistance charities, which are funded almost entirely by drugmaker contributions and help …
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Health-Law Insurance Sign-Ups Decline

Wall Street Journal12 hours ago
The number of consumers signing up for Affordable Care Act plans through the federal insurance marketplace declined compared with last year’s open-enrollment period, affected by challenges including a shorter sign-up window and some steep premium increases. But the 4% falloff, …
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How States Coping With Uncertainty Over Kids’ Health Money

U.S. News & World Report3 hours ago
Some examples of how states have been reacting to the threat of running out of federal money for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Dec. … Could shift children to Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor, which reimburses states at a lower rate than the children’s health program does.
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Merkel’s Conservatives Hope to Win Over SPD With Offers on Health …

U.S. News & World Report1 hour ago
FILE PHOTO: Acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after a news conference at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party headquarters in Berlin, Germany, December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Reuters. BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s …
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These States Are Best Prepared for Public Health Emergencies

U.S. News & World Report19 hours ago
But federal funding for basic preparedness has been slashed by more than half since 2002, according to a report from Trust for America’s Health, a health policy nonprofit based in the nation’s capital. The report measured each state on 10 measures of emergency health preparedness for disasters, diseases …
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Could Tech Relieve Singapore’s Aging Woes?

BloombergDec. 20, 2017
Singapore will also rely on efforts such as tele-health, for example where rehabilitation patients can conduct exercises at home under the supervision of a remote physician, he said. Technology will allow nurses to monitor the vital signs of a whole ward of patients from one desk, and allow prescriptions to …
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6 shocking health hazards of Wi-Fi

TheHealthSiteDec. 21, 2017
Whether one is a net addict or not, staying without internet connectivity for too long sure gets us nervous. It’s a modern nightmare. So every cafe, library and club in town lures you in with promises of free Wi-Fi, so you never have to stay away from the internet for too long. This very moment, as you read, you …

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