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A new issue brief released by the Center for Global Policy Solutions analyzes health insurance enrollment data from 2014 to see what has changed, … More The post The Affordable Care Act Reduces Race Disparities in Health Coverage appeared first on Our Bodies Ourselves. Read More Source:: Our Bodies Ourselves

Meeting for the third time, Democratic candidates expressed their concerns overthe ever-growing opioid crisis in the United States during Saturday night’s presidential debate inManchester, New Hampshire. Hosted byABC News, the event covered many issues facing the country today, ranging from gun control to healthcare. Withdrug overdose deaths hitting record numbers in […] Read More Source::…

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Pressure is building on some of the remaining 20 states that have yet to take advantage of federal dollars available to expand Medicaid programs for poor Americans under the Affordable Care Act. The federal government traditionally picked up a little more than half the cost of Medicaid. But fundingunder the health […] Read More Source::…

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Diana Ornelas used exercise and super-easy nutrition advice to shed pounds and keep them off. Read More Source:: Women’s Health Magazine – Nutrition

A Federal Trade Commission challenge of a proposed merger of the largest hospital operators in Chicago could be a problematic sign for the rest of the rapidly consolidating health care industry. Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem say they will fight a complaint filed by the FTC, which voted 4-0 […] Read More Source::…

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The Pew Research Center just released a new study on gaming and gamers. The author, Maeve Duggan, conducted the survey between June and July of this year. The sample included 2001 adults, distributed through all 50 states. Some of the findings are surprising. For example, men and women seem to have […] Read More Source::…

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The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) just released a new interactive map that allows you to access information on women’s health by state. For … More The post New Resource Readily Displays Women’s Health Data appeared first on Our Bodies Ourselves. Read More Source:: Our Bodies Ourselves

A partnership between health insurance giant Humana (HUM) and Weight Watchers(WTW) to improve employee wellness and battle the nation’s costly obesity epidemic got a significant boost following the buzz surrounding billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey’s investment in the weight management specialist. Humana confirmed a 40 percent increase in monthly enrollment of […] Read More Source::…

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Martin Shkreli’s plans to raise the price of a treatment for Chagas Disease by potentially over 100,000 percent could affect many, many people and sectors, including you, regardless of how healthy you may be right now. And Chagas Disease may affect you more than you realize. In fact, Shkreli’s medication price hikes could end up…

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Some 1,500 medical care providers are moving forward to accept bundled payments from the Medicare health insurance program for the elderly, but that’s just 25 percent of those that first expressed interest in a voluntary effort, a new analysis by health research firm Avalere Health shows. The decrease in participation comes […] Read More Source::…

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