Most and Least Expensive Cities for Common Medical Services

Most And Least Expensive Cities For Common Medical Services

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:30

A new analysis of medical claims data shows how much prices vary for four every-day medical services --- preventive primary care visit, lipid panel, head/brain CT scan, and lower back MRI.

Farmers' Market Vouchers May Boost Produce Consumption Among Poor

Low-Income Families Eat More Fruits And Veggies With Farmers' Market Vouchers

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:00

Food policy experts say the federal government should provide vouchers to poor families for fresh fruits and vegetable at farmers' markets, as a quarter of such U.S. community retailers now accept food stamps.

Lululemon Patents 31 Athletic Wear And Gear

Lululemon Patents Clothing And Ruthlessly Sues Copycats

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:22

Lululemon has patented 31 designs of its athletic apparel and gear and is suing any brand that dares copy its style.

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IBM's Watson May Now Help Veterans Transition Back To Civilian Life

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:09

IBM's Watson computer program aims to help U.S. veterans successfully transit back to civilian life by answering questions about where to live and how to pay for college.

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Federal Courts Gave Contradictory Rulings On Obamacare Today

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:55

Two federal courts gave conflicting rulings on the legalities of Obamacare's subsidies, marking the first major challenge against the Affordable Care Act.

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More Support Needed For Children Who Lose Parents

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:00

Mortality rates among children who lose their parents are much higher than those who don't. Researchers say those kids need more support.

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New Law Lets Students Under 21 Taste Alcohol, But Could End Up Getting Them Drunk

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:34

A new California law lets college students under 21 drink alcohol as a part of educational research, but only if they spit it out.

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Obama's Record Of Protecting Transgender Rights

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:14

Obama signed executive orders effectively preventing the federal government and its contracting agencies from discriminating against gay and transgender workers.

Hospital To Pay Millions After Malpractice And Suicide

Can More Money Put An End To Malpractice?

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:54

Malpractice settlements rack up large hospital bills, but are doctors receiving criminal penalties for their wrongdoings?

Red States Missing Out On Medicaid Money

Hospitals In Medicaid Opt-Out States Are Beginning To Face Money Problems

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:43

Health care systems and health plans in the two dozen states that opted out of the federal expansion of Medicaid are facing increasing financial pressures.

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FedEx's Illegal Drug Conspiracy Reveals Holes In Internet Safety

By | Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:29

As much as 97 percent of pharmaceutical websites in a recent review sold medicine that carried no formal approval whatsoever.

Proposed Nutrition Labels Are Too Hard To Understand

Proposed Nutrition Label Changes Don't Cut The Mustard

By | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:12

The former head of the FDA says nutrition labels aren't clear enough to read or encourage healthy eating.

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Medical Screening For US Border-Crossing Children Is Breaking Down

By | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:49

The U.S. government is so overwhelmed by the recent surge in illegal border crossings, officials are failing to provide proper medical examinations.

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Don't Worry, There Won't Be A Shortage Of Nurses Anytime Soon

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:11

A surge in new graduates has upset expectations of a nursing shortage, yet some researchers believe the size of the RN workforce also reflects the trend of delaying retirement.

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CDC Faces Scrutiny For Alleged Toxic Cover-Up Incidents

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:02

A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee is probing a recent anthrax lab incident, questioning safety practices at the CDC and determining if a cover-up occurred at federal laboratories.

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