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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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The Fattest States In America

First Lady Michelle Obama launched her "Let's Move" campaign against childhood obesity in 2010. The campaign aimed to "solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation." The first five ...
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How the Cancer Drug Market Will Rise to $150 Billion by 2020

It is almost certain that anyone who reads now knows someone who has been treated for cancer. In many cases it is friends and family, or co-workers or people you ...
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Mississippi Is the Most Obese State

Mississippi has the most obese residents of any of the 50 states. As a by-product, cases of diabetes and the costs of health care are high, along with premature deaths. In ...
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The 5 Thinnest States in America

Ballooning weight has been listed as a major cause of heart disease, diabetes and perhaps cancer. That has not prevented some Americans from becoming grossly fat, while some are only ...
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Why Global Pharma Profits Should Keep Rising

With  2016 being a U.S. presidential election year, there has been an endless debate over drug pricing and the government's lack of ability to negotiate with drug companies. If Moody's ...
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Centene Data Debacle Affects 950,000 Customers

Health insurance provider Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC) said on Monday that the company is conducting an "ongoing comprehensive internal search for six hard drives" that failed to turn up during ...
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Fitch Ratings Weighs In on the ACA

An omnibus spending bill signed into law on December 18 provides U.S. health insurers with a short-term reprieve by delaying the levy of three key Affordable Care Act (ACA) corporate ...
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Biotech Industry Study Reports Big Gains in M&A, IPOs

Markets for both initial public offerings (IPOs) and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the biotech sector have been red-hot since last year. The biopharmaceutical industry posted $202 billion in M&A ...
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CDC Reports Continued Drop in Number of Uninsured Americans

In terms of health coverage, the number of uninsured Americans is dropping. That is the word from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and it is close to ...
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Marijuana Use Doubles in 10 Years

Legal or not, marijuana use has doubled in the period which started in 2001/2002 and ended in 2012/2013. Unfortunately, so did abuse and dependence. Although new research on the subject did ...
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What Johns Hopkins Study Reveals About Premature Births Near Fracking Wells

A new study published recently by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health has linked an increase in premature births to a mother’s proximity to active, fracked natural ...
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Massive Numbers Aged 20 to 35 Still Go Without Health Insurance

The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau on poverty, health insurance and income for 2014 shows that the rates of those going without health insurance is coming down in ...
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Taxing Tobacco to Reduce Smoking

As smoking as dropped in developed countries, tobacco companies, which include Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM), have focused on developing countries and the third world. If the World Health ...
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