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Obesity, Violence Helps Push US to No. 28 in Global Health Ratings

The study is titled "Measuring the Health-Related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: A Baseline Analysis From the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015." In it, the United States does not ...
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The 25 States Where Medical Marijuana Is Legal

It is presumed that states where medical marijuana is legal will be the most likely to have laws that provide for recreational use. The number of medical marijuana states numbers ...
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How Obesity and Smoking Add $142 Billion to US Health Care Costs Annually

Healthways, one source for the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, has republished a study that is about a year old. It is worth another look at "Obesity, Smoking Damage U.S. Economy," which was initially published ...
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American Heath Deteriorated During Obama Administration

Gallup has a national health research partnership with Healthways that keeps track of the overall health of Americans. The most recent Gallup-Healthways study shows that well-being in the United States declined during the ...
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How This Analyst Views Hillary Clinton’s Proposed Drug Price Hike Monitoring

It is an election year, and that brings all sorts of proposals and promises to the American people. Whether you are voting for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or one ...
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FDA Recommends Zika Test for All Blood Donations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued a recommendation for universal testing of donated whole blood and blood components for the Zika virus in the United States ...
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Best Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites — CDC

As fears that the mosquito-born Zika virus continue to spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has several rules to cut the chance of mosquito bites: Mosquito Bite Prevention ...
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Zika Active in 56 Countries and States

The latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the Zika virus is actively being transmitted in 56 countries, including the United States. As ...
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Zika Comes From Uganda

As the Zika virus disease spreads into Miami Beach, and threatens to spread north along the Florida Coast, stories in the news media often make it seem that the virus ...
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Zika Threatens Florida’s $82 Billion Tourism Revenue

Just a week ago, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first-ever travel warning for a destination inside the United States. The warning was related to ...
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Zika Threatens Florida’s $67 Billion Tourism Industry

A week ago, 24/7 Wall St. reported that the spread of Zika would undermine some of Florida's $67 billion a year tourism business, which may well affect the state's employment ...
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Zika Response Spreads North and West in US

The presence of the Zika virus is not concentrated in Florida, although the state has more confirmed cases than any other, and the number of infected people is growing rapidly. According ...
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Zika Threatens Florida’s $67 Billion Tourism Revenue

On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first-ever travel warning for a destination inside the United States. The warning is related to several Zika ...
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US Health Care Expense Could Be $2.6 Trillion Below Forecast

Rapidly rising health care expenses have been cited as a primary cause of living cost pressure on Americans. A new study shows there may be some relief. Health care costs ...
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Some Popular Obamacare Plans About to See Big Price Hikes?

Users of some popular Affordable Care Act plans may face sticker shock in the coming year, according to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation released on Wednesday. Some Obamacare ...
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