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Republicans at odds over how to overhaul Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House GOP health care bill has competition from other Republicans, a group of governors who've made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people. They're hoping GOP senators will find their ideas more persuasive.<p>It's a gradual approach, with …

Health Care

Who Really Needs Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Drugs

Experts agree that high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk of having a heart attack. So you might think they also agree on when …

Cardiology

What Obama doesn't want you to know about Obamacare. via ...

Mark Cuban on Fixing Obamacare: It's 'Not Hard to Do the Math'

The Shark Tank host gives his two cents as government officials squabble over the ACA replacement plan.<p>As government officials squabble over the House Republicans' proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, Mark Cuban has offered his two cents on the issue. The <i>Shark Tank</i> host published a blog …

Health Care

Medicaid's top doctor defied his department and came out against the GOP's Obamacare replacement

Medicaid's chief medical officer on Wednesday night came out publicly against the healthcare bill proposed by House Republicans.<p>The decision to oppose the bill, the American Health Care Act, is a break from other leaders in the Department of Health and Human Services, which has shown support for …

Health Care

Ryan to GOP: Health bill to be drafted by weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan told Republican lawmakers Thursday that leaders plan to draft legislation this weekend revamping the nation's health care system, the latest indication that party leaders are trying to surge ahead despite persistent disputes over what the measure should …

U.S. Congress

Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare

Hacked medical devices make for scary headlines. Dick Cheney ordered changes to his pacemaker to better protect it from hackers. Johnson & Johnson …

Cybersecurity

Trump Makes Healthcare a Priority, Insurance Stocks Surge

UnitedHealth (UNH) is one of nine stocks on the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting an all-time high Wednesday, in the wake of President Trump’s first address to Congress where he provided an outline of what he expects to guide the GOP as it begins to coalesce around a healthcare replacement …

Health Care

A $3,000 bill for bronchitis is possible if you walk into the wrong facility | Editorials

Your child has bronchitis and you can't get in touch with your family doctor. So you take your child to what you think is an urgent care center for a …

Health Care

Given 3 years to live, this avid exerciser treasures every breath 6 years later | Healthy Living

Bill Vick's birth certificate will tell you he was born in April 1938. But he counts his life as beginning in September 2011. That's when he was told …

Exercise

California Mulls Single Payer Health Care System

“With President Trump now vowing to put forward a replacement for the Affordable Care Act in March, some California politicians and healthcare …

Health Care

Today in Obamacare: what focus groups found Obamacare enrollees want from GOP plans

I spent Thursday night in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, conducting focus groups with Obamacare enrollees to get a sense of what they think of various Republican ideas to change the ACA. What I found surprised me.<p>I worked with the research firm PerryUndem, which set up two groups. One was exclusively …

Health Care

Paul Ryan pulls a Boehner: Speaker’s latest Obamacare repeal strategy could backfire badly

Faced with internal strife, Paul Ryan borrows a tactic from his predecessor to force the issue on Obamacare repeal<p>President Donald Trump has had an epiphany — sort of. Speaking on Monday at the White House about his new budget proposal, Trump waded into the topic of health care reform, describing …

Superbugs which pose greatest threat to humanity identified by World Health Organisation

Superbugs which cause sepsis, pneumonia, and salmonella will soon be resistant to antibiotics, the World Health Organisation has warned as it called on governments to stop relying on pharmaceutical companies to solve the crisis.<p>Health officials have drawn up a list of 12 types of bacteria which …

Flu

5 Strange Symptoms That Could Be Early Signs of Diabetes

Besides the well-known symptoms—like constant thirst and a frequent need to pee—here are a few other subtle signals that something may be wrong.<p>Many …

Diabetes

Where Does The Fat Go After You Burn It?

During a particularly difficult spin class, you might wonder where all the weight you're trying to lose is actually going. The answer: You exhale it …

Weight Loss
Health Care

10 reasons to call your doctor during pregnancy

With all of the hormonal, physical and emotional changes that happen during pregnancy, you’ve probably dealt with morning sickness, minor aches and pains and digestive woes.<p>Although most pregnancy symptoms are nothing to worry about, you might be unsure whether you should call your OB/GYN or …

Pregnancy

Leaked Draft Shows GOP Plan Will Not Only Replace Obamacare, But Transform Medicaid

A leaked “discussion draft” of House Republicans’ Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill surfaced on Friday. The draft reveals important details about the plan being designed by House GOP leadership, details that weren’t available in a white paper published last week. The question remains: will the …

Health Care

Can Antioxidants Prevent Cataracts?

Throughout the world, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness and vision loss. In the United States, more than 50 percent of all people aged 80 …

Inflammation

Dietary Supplement Shows Promise In Treatment of Sleep Apnea

<i>Summary: Researchers report Yohimbine, a dietary supplement derived from tree bark, shows potential in the treatment of sleep apnea, especially for</i> …

Neuroscience

Rep. Mark Walker: Congress Must Deliver on Obamacare Repeal Promise

Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., told conservatives Saturday that Congress must act quickly to “deliver on promises” made on the campaign trail.<p>“It is with …

Conservative POV

Why You Need Less Noise for Work and Your Health

<i>Shhh.</i> Hear that? No? That’s surprising. Odds are, you can hear something right now: A siren, the hum of a fan, the blur of background conversations, …

Productivity
Public Health

Doctors Consider a Last Best Hope for Obese Teenagers: Surgery

If all goes well, Aliayha Carrasco-Garcia will have an operation next month that will change her life. She will shed many of the 240 pounds that now burden her 5-foot-2 frame. Like many who have bariatric surgery, she has tried diets and exercise to no avail. Surgery is her last best hope.<p>But there …

3 tips for using Instagram in your health care practice

Instagram has become tremendously popular with patients.<p>That’s in large part due to its focus on images and videos, rather than text and links to …

Health Care

Fasting Diet Could Reverse Diabetes By Regenerating Pancreas, Study Suggests

It has been shown to have an effect on both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.<p>Following a simple fasting diet could help those living with diabetes, according to a recent study.<p>Brief periods of fasting has been shown to regenerate the pancreas, by “rebooting” cells that are unable to produce insulin - the …

Diabetes

Alzheimer's could be caused by excess sugar: new study finds 'molecular link'

People who eat diets high in sugar could be at greater risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.<p>For the first time, scientists have established a "tipping point" link between blood sugar glucose and the degenerative neurological condition.<p>Researchers from the University of Bath found …

Dementia

Medical Technology Advances Beyond Prescriptions

Pharma has traditionally trailed behind other areas of healthcare when it comes to centering the patient, but medical technology advances promise to …