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Rev. Jesse Jackson In A Battle Against Parkinson's Disease

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:24:00 -0500

The 76 year old American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician just revealed that in 2015 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease (PD). Here's what the diagnosis means.

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A Brilliant And Touching Film That Turns A Little Girl's Ambition Into Our Own

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:53:00 -0500

Want to see a beautiful, touching film of a little girl with a big heart and even bigger ambition? I don't want to say another thing because it will spoil the film. So give it a watch and then I'll break it down.

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Parody Of A "Drug Commercial" Goes Viral And Propels Briteside Cannabis Company

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:52:00 -0500

Britseside makes a splash "advertising" mood enhancing cannabis - but also does serious Ecommerce

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The Rising Medicare Scams You Need To Know About

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:36:00 -0500

In the latest Medicare scams, crooks attempt to gather personal information and swindle people, including by purchasing pricey replacement Medicare cards.

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Lab-Grown Mini Organs Could Speed Up Drug Discovery

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:38:00 -0500

Mini organs grown in the laboratory could lead to quicker discovery and evaluation of new drugs for many diseases, including cancer.

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Level Brands' IPO Lists On The NYSE; How And Why They Switched To Regulation A+

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:47:00 -0500

Today Level Brands Inc became the seventh Regulation A+ IPO to complete and the second to list and trade on the NYSE American Exchange. The company raised its maximum of $12 million by selling 2 million shares at $6 each at a pre-money valuation of $35 million. The ticker is NYSE: LEVB

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Dogs May Be Good For The Heart, Study Finds

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:41:00 -0500

A new study finds dog ownership linked to reduced heart risk, and mortality. And there may be several explanations for the connection.

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Farewell To SOAPware: The Search For A New EHR

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:34:00 -0500

Moor Insights & Strategy's contributing physician, Dr. Laurence Chu, MD, FACS, begins the search for a new EHR after SOAPware announces its exit from the marketplace.

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Negligible Benefit Of Nerlynx, A New Breast Cancer Drug, Calls For Caution

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:16:00 -0500

The question for patients with early-stage HER2+ breast cancer is if it’s worth taking a treatment (Nerlynx) that lowers the risk of distant recurrence by less than 2% at 5 years, and which has not yet been studied over the long term.

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Owning A Dog May Help Your Heart, Study Shows

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:53:00 -0500

Here's what a study from Sweden showed and the ways that a dog can help your health.

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Burdened By High Medication Costs? Your Boss May Be Able To Help

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:21:00 -0500

Reference pricing is an important way to combat high healthcare costs without regulating prices or strictly limiting patient choice.

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Painful Truth: The Successful Failure Of A Biotech Startup

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:03:00 -0500

A investor's eulogy for Quartet Medicine: founded back in 2013, this biotech aspired to address neuropathic and inflammatory pain via a novel biologic mechanism. Unfortunately, after 3 years of solid drug discovery, the startup is being shut down due to an unexpected safety signal. R.I.P. Quartet

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Study Reveals Possible Connection Between High Fructose Corn Syrup And Opioid Addiction

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:40:00 -0500

New research shows an interesting interplay between high fructose corn syrup and oxycodone in the brains of rats, with revealing insights for humans taking opioids.

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CMS Administrator Seema Verma To Outline Her Plan At 2017 Forbes Healthcare Summit

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:00:00 -0500

Seema Verma, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a key figure in the future of the Affordable Care Act, will be interviewed live on-stage at the Forbes Healthcare Summit by Forbes Opinion Editor Avik Roy on November 30.

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Oscar Health Finances Improve Ahead Of Obamacare Expansion

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:13:00 -0500

Startup health insurer Oscar Health's losses are narrowing ahead of a major expansion selling individual Obamacare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Blue Cross Plans Partner With Alphabet Venture To Manage Diabetes

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:57:00 -0500

Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are partnering with Alphabet-backed Onduo to monitor glucose levels of patients with diabetes using a wearable device designed to help improve health outcomes.

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Fentanyl Billionaire John Kapoor To Plead Not Guilty In Opioid Kickback Case

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:01:00 -0500

Fentanyl billionaire John Kapoor is set to plead not guilty this morning on charges of racketeering, mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback law.

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Doctors Are Still Prescribing Codeine For Kids After Tonsillectomies, Despite FDA Warning

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:30:00 -0500

Despite a warning by the FDA regarding the significant safety risks of opioids, a new study published in Pediatrics finds that 1 in 20 children were still prescribed codeine after having a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, according to data through 2015.

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Spending Time With Your Grandparents May Increase Your Cancer Risk

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:02:00 -0500

A new systematic review published in PLOS ONE shows some of the things about grandma and grandpa that can be bad for their grandkids' health.

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How Medicare Pales Against Health Care Abroad

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:21:00 -0500

A new Commonwealth Fund survey finds Medicare beneficiaries get worse care and face higher health costs than people 65+ in many other countries.

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There's Growing Evidence For A Link Between Gender Dysphoria And Autism Spectrum Disorders

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:25:00 -0500

Mounting evidence over the last decade points to increased rates of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) among children and adults with gender dysphoria.

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California Cannabis Growth Rests On Linking Farms, Dispensaries And Users

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:33:00 -0500

Recreational use in the state becomes legal in January and sales are projected to reach $4.3 billion by 2021

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Coffee-Rich, Plant-Based Diets May Be Best For Heart Health

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:21:00 -0500

Coffee drinkers and veggie lovers may have the healthiest hearts, according to studies presented the American Heart Association annual meeting.

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AMA: Skimpier Coverage GOP Wants Must Include 'Essential Benefits'

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 -0500

The American Medical Association opposes any effort by Congress or the Trump administration to gut Obamacare's essential health benefits via legislation or by waiver saying it would add to costs and hurt patients.

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How Big Is Too Big? Doctors Survey Bestselling Dildos To Aid Transgender Surgery

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:15:00 -0500

Doctors have compared the nation's favourite sex toys to help transitioning patients choose an appropriately-sized penis

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If An Alzheimer's Drug Succeeds, Could Our Health System Handle It?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Philanthropists such as Bill Gates are investing millions in Alzheimer's research. But a new study proposes that the U.S. healthcare system wouldn't have the bandwidth required to treat the influx of patients expected over the next two decades.

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Whatever You Think You Know About Napping. Maybe You Should Sleep On It.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:12:00 -0500

Myths about napping abound. But what is true? One sleep expert weighs in, and most of the research backs him up.

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CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology Could Hold Key To Understanding Addiction

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:58:00 -0500

New research presented at Neuroscience 2017 shows how CRISPR gene-editing technology is uncovering the dynamics of addiction and pointing the way to future treatments.

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