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Health Care Spending Reaches $3.2 Trillion, Nearly $10,000 per Person

Health care costs are on a rapid upturn, and with a vengeance in 2015. According to an article in Health Affairs, nationwide spending reached $3.2 trillion last year, up 5.8% ...
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Americans Delay Medical Treatment to Avoid High Deductibles

It has long been said that many Americans have avoided seeking medical treatment because they were not insured or that they were specifically excluded from coverage for a pre-existing condition. ...
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Graphic Images on Cigarette Packages Could Save 650,000 Lives

A new study published in Tobacco Control indicates that including graphic images of the effects of smoking on the printed warning labels on cigarettes might save hundreds of thousands of lives. According ...
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2 Diet Drinks a Day Could Double Diabetes Risk

The European Society of Endocrinology has just published a study that soda manufacturers will not like. People who drink two diet sodas a day can double their risk of Type ...
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How Just 10 States Saved Almost $120 Billion in 2015 Using Generic Drugs

It is no secret that the health care system in America needs help. Treatment costs have gone through the roof over the past two decades, and there is an ongoing ...
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US Cities Where the Fewest Residents Lack Health Insurance

At some point in the campaigning for national office this year, the subject of health insurance has to raise its head. After all, the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare) is ...
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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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