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Furloughed Feds’ Health Coverage Intact, But Shutdown Still Complicates Things

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January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

[UPDATED at 2:45 p.m. ET] Joseph Daskalakis’ son was born New Year’s Eve, a little over a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected. Little Oliver e...

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Taking medicine for a cold? Be mindful of your heart.

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January 18, 2019 at 10:37 am | Flu has so far infected more than 6 million Americans this season, and winter colds are making their rounds. If you've been hit by either, you may be thinking about heading to your local pharmacy to ...

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County By County, Researchers Link Opioid Deaths To Drugmakers’ Marketing

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January 18, 2019 at 9:01 am | Researchers sketched a vivid line Friday linking the dollars spent by drugmakers to woo doctors around the country to a vast opioid epidemic that has led to tens of thousands of deaths. The study...

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Secretive ‘Rebate Trap’ Keeps Generic Drugs For Diabetes And Other Ills Out Of Reach

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January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was virtually identical to the brand she had used for ye...

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Pain From The Government Shutdown Spreads. This Time It’s Food Stamps

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January 18, 2019 at 6:04 am | Antoinette Martinez was relieved when she heard she would receive her food stamps for February about two weeks early. Her cabinet was nearly empty after the holidays, and now she could stock up on gr...

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Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Not Overdo Protein Shakes)

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January 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when losing weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists. Durin...

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Drug Prices Are Rising Again. Is Someone Going To Do Something About It?

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Are some breads getting a bad rap?

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January 17, 2019 at 10:01 am |   There may be no dietary staple more in need of a public relations makeover than bread. Concerns over carbs, sodium and gluten sometime overshadow what can be a simple, tasty way to add importan...

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The Electronics Industry Sees Money In Your Health

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January 16, 2019 at 4:24 pm | LAS VEGAS — If the scores of personal health care devices at the Consumer Electronics Show last week are any indication, it’s clear that the Apple Watch has kicked off a rush by high-tech companies t...

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