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Yoga And Meditation Shown To Drastically Reduce Hospital Visits

Yoga and meditation can be great ways to relax and quiet the mind, and a growing body of research has shown that these mindfulness practices may even be effective for treating physical and mental health problems ranging from heart disease to depression.<p>But the benefits don't stop there. Mind-body …

Mindfulness

Why Employees Are Skipping Their Company’s Health Insurance

Opting out of a company’s health insurance coverage is not uncommon for employees who want to see a doctor in a different network or who can obtain …

Health Care

Generic Drug Prices Are Soaring Too

'Generic' doesn't necessarily mean inexpensive.<p>In the world of prescription drugs, “generic” does not necessarily mean “inexpensive.” In fact, it can …

Martin Shkreli

Expert Panel Pushes Back On 'Outrageous' Prescription Drug Prices

A panel of medical experts said on Friday the prices of prescription medicines in the United States need to be brought in line with the value they bring to patients instead of continuing to let drugmakers set any price they choose.<p>"Americans at the same time are getting tremendously ripped off with …

Six pence drug could keep Alzheimer's patients out of care homes

The drug donepezil helps late stage dementia patients to cope with everyday tasks like dressing and shopping<p>A drug which costs just 6p a day could keep tens of thousands of Alzheimer’s patients out of care homes, but doctors are stopping medication too early, a study has found.<p>Currently donepezil …

Health insurance startup joins Illinois market in flux

Chicago-area residents who buy health plans on the federal online insurance marketplace will see some new options for 2016 that are a sign of where health care is headed.<p>Insurance startup Harken Health will launch in Cook County on Nov. 1, when the Affordable Care Act's third open enrollment season …