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Health care signups: More older Americans so far

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:10:01 GMT

(image) Enrollments are lower for the healthy, younger Americans who will be needed to keep premiums from rising.
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Gov't shutters medical-alert scam aimed at seniors

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:50:02 GMT

(image) Federal and state regulators have shut down a multimillion-dollar scam that duped seniors into turning over their credit card information in exchange for purportedly free medical-alert devices.
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FDA approves first combo therapy for advanced melanoma

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:16:39 GMT

(image) Experts hope a new combination treatment can cut the skin cancer death rates in half.(image)


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Man finally gets health insurance, 3000 tries later

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:00:08 GMT

(image) After thousands of attempts, he finally signed up for his health insurance.
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Americans are eating more butter than ever

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:34:37 GMT

(image) Americans are eating more butter than ever because they think it's healthier than other options.
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Winter weather cuts into Illinois blood supply

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:02:09 GMT

(image) Health officials are putting out that the word that supplies are running low after blood drives in Illinois were canceled because of this week's winter weather.
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US approves diabetes drug with new approach

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:14:21 GMT

(image) The drug is the second product approved in the U.S. from the new class of medicines known as SGLT2 drugs.(image)


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FDA: Improper use of laxatives can be deadly

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:04:57 GMT

(image) The FDA is warning that some sodium phosphate laxatives can have dangerous side effects if the dosing instructions or warnings on the "drug facts" label are not properly followed.(image)


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Survey: Lack of drugs harms patient care

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:49:44 GMT

(image) A survey of pharmacy directors compared how the shortages affect patient outcome. Nearly half of those who responded reported adverse events at their facilities.(image)


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