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Published: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:16:59 GMT2016-10-28T18:16:59Z


Wills Eye loses Medicare appeal for hospital designation

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:16:59 GMT2016-10-28T18:16:59Z

Diagnosing Ron Brooks’ quadriceps tendon injury

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:59:45 GMT2016-10-28T14:59:45Z

Health law consumers face least choice in program's history, and Southeast Pa. is hit hard

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:51:09 GMT2016-10-28T13:51:09Z

WASHINGTON - Americans in the health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama's law will have less choice next year than any time since the program started, a new county-level analysis for The Associated Press has found.

How bad are the Obamacare price hikes? Not as bad as you may think

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:58:20 GMT2016-10-28T02:58:20Z

Premiums on the ACA exchanges will rise by an average of 25% next year. That’s a big jump. How will people afford it? Fortunately, very few of them will have to.

Obama says health consumers need to shop around

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:21:20 GMT2016-10-28T00:21:20Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is telling workers and volunteers signing up customers for health insurance coverage that the enrollment season comes at a critical time in the Affordable Care Act's history.

What can the next president do to control drug prices?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:56:29 GMT2016-10-27T21:56:29Z

Unregulated supplements: Why Lane Johnson got suspended

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:40:14 GMT2016-10-27T21:40:14Z

Despite its increase in popularity among high-level athletes, there is currently no high-quality scientific evidence as to what cupping actually does.

Have a kid with migraines? Sugar pills work as well as drugs

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:53:45 GMT2016-10-27T19:53:45Z

CHICAGO (AP) - Sugar pills worked as well at preventing kids' migraines as two commonly used headache medicines, but had fewer side effects, in a study that may lead doctors to rethink how they treat a common ailment in children and teens.

Why are urinary tract infections such a big deal for the elderly?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:28:26 GMT2016-10-27T19:28:26Z

For many young women, urinary tract infections are an occasional annoyance. They cause a few painful hours and many trips to the bathroom, but are soon dispatched with medication.

Why is it so hard for patients with metastatic cancer to participate in clinical trials?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:22:31 GMT2016-10-27T19:22:31Z

“Why don’t more cancer patients participate in clinical trials?” asked an oncologist on the panel. This is a concern I’ve heard repeatedly at oncology-related conferences. My response (as a former caregiver to a spouse with metastatic disease) is: Why does the medical system make it so hard for patients to find suitable trials? Accessing clinical trials can feel like pole vaulting into a walled city.

Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:45:38 GMT2016-10-27T18:45:38Z

CHICAGO (AP) - Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary.

Drexel lab sleuths for clues in failed medical implants

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:50 GMT2016-10-27T16:30:50Z

The steel rod of the artificial hip had been slathered in antibiotic cement, an effort to ward off a nasty infection that had gone to the bone.

Sexual retraumatization in the time of Trump

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:54:38 GMT2016-10-27T15:54:38Z

Philly Marathon training: Getting the most out of your last few long runs

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:52:04 GMT2016-10-27T15:52:04Z

Infant sleep safety: Can gadgets or certain sleep habits help?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:43:39 GMT2016-10-27T14:43:39Z

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated its guidelines on infant sleep safety, but didn't elaborate on the effectiveness of gadgets and other sleep habits. Here's what you need to know here.

Cancer survivors take more psych meds than other people

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:51:20 GMT2016-10-27T13:51:20Z

Dementia risk may rise in the wake of disaster

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:07:27 GMT2016-10-27T13:07:27Z

Antidepressants in pregnancy tied to health risks for kids

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:06:21 GMT2016-10-27T13:06:21Z