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CVS Is Said to Be in Talks to Buy Aetna in Landmark Acquisition

By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN, MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and KATIE THOMASOCT. 26, 2017 (original article) In addition to its pharmacies, where it runs walk-in clinics, CVS is one of the nation’s top three pharmacy benefit managers. CreditChristian Hansen for The New York Times CVS … Continue reading

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How Do People Die From Diabetes?

By RONI CARYN RABIN OCT. 13, 2017 Photo CreditStuart Bradford (original article) Q. How do people die from diabetes? A. People who have diabetes cannot regulate their blood sugar levels and if the disease isn’t tightly controlled, blood sugar can spike to abnormally high … Continue reading

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America’s 8-Step Program for Opioid Addiction

CreditAnthony Russo (original article) Opioid addiction has developed such a powerful grip on Americans that some scientists have blamed it for lowering our life expectancy. Drug overdoses, nearly two-thirds of them from prescription opioids, heroin and synthetic opioids, killed some 64,000 Americans last … Continue reading

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Hospitals in the ER: Resuscitating NY’s public health system

A costly system (BAONA/GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO)  (original article) Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4:10 AM A new physician will shortly be attending at the city’s financially hemorrhaging public hospital system, and not a moment too soon. Dr. Mitch Katz, late of Los … Continue reading

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Bring On the Exercise, Hold the Painkillers

Phys Ed By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Taking ibuprofen and related over-the-counter painkillers could have unintended and worrisome consequences for people who vigorously exercise. These popular medicines, known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, work by suppressing inflammation. But according to two … Continue reading

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For Millions, Life Without Medicaid Services Is No Option

Frances Isbell, 24, who has spinal muscular atrophy, is finishing law school at the University of Alabama. A personal care assistant she gets through Medicaid made her education possible. Melissa Golden for The New York Times By ABBY GOODNOUGH July 1, 2017 … Continue reading

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$45 Billion to Fight Opioid Abuse? That’s Much Too Little, Experts Say

  Dakota Dishman, a police officer in Huntington, W.Va., searched the belongings of a woman suspected of using heroin in April. The state is among those hard hit by the opioid crisis. Brendan Smialowski / Agence France-Presse — Getty Images … Continue reading

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The U.S. spends more on health care than any other country. Here’s what we’re buying.

By Carolyn Y. Johnson December 27, 2016 (Washington Post illustration; iStock) (From Washington Post) American health-care spending, measured in trillions of dollars, boggles the mind. Last year, we spent $3.2 trillion on health care — a number so large that it … Continue reading

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Scientists are bewildered by Zika’s path across Latin America

By Dom Phillips and Nick Miroff October 25 at 3:24 PM (original post) Infants born with microcephaly and their family members in Pernambuco state in Brazil. (Felipe Dana/AP) RIO DE JANEIRO — Nearly nine months after Zika was declared a … Continue reading

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8 Foods to Eat to Help Prevent Cancer

Posted by: Bev Bennett (original post) Date: July 19, 2016 Share | Here are eight categories of great foods to eat: Red, yellow and orange peppers, carrots, sweet potatoes and cantaloupe… These are very rich in plant substances called carotenoids. “Research … Continue reading

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