Healthcare Economy

Alzheimer’s, Dementia Will Hit Minority Groups Hardest

A new study by the Alzheimer's Association projects that the number of Americans who will suffer from Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) will more than double from an estimated ...
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Over 1.4 Billion Adults Don’t Exercise Enough

New data from the WHO show that over 1.4 billion adults worldwide are at risk for disease because they do not exercise enough. The study was posted in The Lancet ...
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The Safest Level of Drinking Alcohol: None

In nearly 10% of global deaths for people between the ages of 15 and 49, alcohol use is a leading risk factor. In 2016, alcohol use led to 2.8 million ...
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Google Bests Doctors in Eye Disease Treatment

In another sign that artificial intelligence can outthink humans, Google announced it was able to more quickly detect eye disease problems than medical professionals. Google said this is a leap ...
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Ready or Not, Health Care Costs Projected to Rise Another 5% in 2019

Whether you are a consumer or an employer, there is a pretty good chance you would like to have lower costs of health care. Whether you refer to the recent ...
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FDA Warns of Potential Hoax Letters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning early on Friday that consumers should be on the lookout for criminals forging FDA warning letters. These letters are meant ...
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July Fourth Heat and Your Health

The fireworks may not be all that we see in the sky this Fourth of July as much of the country deals with prolonged and excessive heat due to a ...
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Fewer Americans Than Ever Are Smokers

Nearly half of adult Americans smoked in the 1960s. Since then the percentage of current smokers has declined to a new all-time low of 13.9% in 2017. And no, it's ...
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Can the Mayo Clinic Teach Trump Anger Management and Create a New Industry?

President Trump gets angry at many people and reportedly has a foul temper. His most recent target was the head of homeland security, Kirstjen Nielsen. He does not think she ...
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Many Face Difficult Summer as Mosquitoes and Ticks Surge

The chance that people can spend summertime in their yards, near pools and on golf courses without courting medical trouble has started to disappear. In some parts of the country, ...
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What the Opioid Epidemic Costs Employers

Spending on prescription opioids peaked in 2009 and has declined ever since. The cost of treating opioid addiction resulting from both prescription and illicit use of the drugs soared to ...
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Question for Coffee Industry: Does Beverage Cause Cancer?

A California judge ruled that one ingredient in coffee was dangerous enough to be a potential cause of cancer. Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) and other coffee makers will need to ...
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FDA Looks to Crack Down on Menthol Cigarettes and Maybe More

Smoking seems to be the next hot topic with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with the agency now looking to cut out some flavors of cigarettes. While nothing ...
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US Opioid Crisis Cost: $1 Trillion and Counting

In his recent fiscal year 2019 federal budget proposal, President Trump added $3 billion in 2018 federal spending to combat the country's opioid crisis and $10 billion in 2019. The ...
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Drugs, Alcohol, Suicide Causes of Low US Life Expectancy

The average life expectancy for residents of the 30 developed countries that comprise the Organization for Economic and Community Development (OECD) is 80.3 years. The life expectancy for a U.S. ...
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