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What’s Next for the Obamacare Insurance Exchanges?

Trump administration draft regulation reportedly could raise rates for older adults, shorten open enrollment for 2018Americans who buy health insurance through the Affordable Care...

Skimp on Sleep and You Just May Wind Up Sick

Study of twins showed when someone is sleep-deprived, immune system weakensEver noticed that when you try to "do it all," the one thing you...

Pet Meds Sending Kids to the ER

It's not uncommon for toddlers to ingest drugs intended for dogs and cats, study findsThe flea medications and heartworm pills that millions of Americans...

Poverty Takes 2 Years Off Your Life: Study

Lack of money can be as damaging to health as inactivity, researchers findPoverty significantly shortens life expectancy and should be regarded as a major...

Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging?

Boxes, wrappers found to contain harmful fluorinated chemicals, study contendsMany grease-resistant fast-food wrappers and boxes contain potentially harmful chemicals that can leach into food,...

‘Ablation’ Procedure Helps 3 out of 4 Patients With Irregular Heartbeat

But results may not be lasting, and patients may still need to take medicationsJust how successful is the procedure called catheter ablation at fixing...

2 Republican Senators to Unveil Obamacare Alternative

Though details still to come, bill would give more power to states, increase access to coverage, sponsors sayTwo Senate Republicans plan to propose a...

Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu

For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert saysThe best way for people to protect themselves from the...

Flu Cases Starting to Spread: CDC

Illness now being reported in middle sections of the countryFlu activity continues to rise across the United States and there's been a slight uptick...

Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out?

Research suggests looser surgical guidelines might be warranted for sore throat, sleep problemsBecause of stringent tonsillectomy guidelines, some kids who could benefit from tonsil...
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