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U.S. Healthcare Spending Hits $3.2 Trillion

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The U.S. increased its total health care spending last year, hitting $3.2 trillion – the fastest rate since the recession in 2008. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, this is an average of close to $10,000 per person. The increase is attributed to the rise of Americans having health insurance, either through […]

December 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,Health,New | Read More »

HHS Agency Agrees ACA Law Needs Changing To Ensure Affordability

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Health policy analysts said many people are about to be hit with a rate hike for health insurance plans offered through the Affordable Care Act. Consumers’ out-of-pocket costs are anticipated to rise in 2017 with some insurers claiming they’re going to remove themselves from the exchange program in several states. Sylvia Burwell, secretary of the […]

October 20th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,Health,New | Read More »

Two-Dose Varicella Vaccine Leads To Significant Drop In Chickenpox

Chickenpox

According to health experts, the fight against chickenpox has gotten better since the two-dose vaccination policy was introduced. A CDC report shows the number of chickenpox cases, roughly 85 percent, have declined in the U.S. The largest decline, noted in a CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, occurred in children and adolescents between five and […]

September 5th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,Health,New | Read More »

Brazilian Health Officials: Zika Isn’t As Concerning As Once Was

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Brazilian health officials claim the chance for Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games in Rio is low. The word comes five days before the first Games are set to start in the South American city. Daniel Soranz, health secretary for Rio de Janeiro, said Zika shouldn’t stop folks from traveling to the country, as […]

August 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,Health,New,Sports | Read More »

Zika Virus Leads To Abortion Controversy In Brazil

With the Zika outbreak in full force, pregnant Brazilians are panicked about the mosquito-borne virus that is causing brain damage in newborns. First seen in the coastal city of Recife, women are not near as joyful as they were before the virus struck. After all, there’s no cure or vaccine for the disease. And, in […]

February 1st, 2016 | Posted in Health,New | Read More »

President Gives Last SOTU Address, Announces MoonShot Program To Cure Cancer

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In his last State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama said he was determined to find a cure for cancer and that America must use its “spirit of innovation” to combat cancers’ challenges. Vice President Joe Biden will lead the campaign. Obama said for the loved ones lost, for family we can save […]

January 13th, 2016 | Posted in Business,Featured,Health,New | Read More »

Do You Suffer With Back Pain: Get To Movin’, Not Restin’

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When people have back pain, they immediately think staying in bed is going to help them recover sooner. However, the latest research has shown that exercising can do more to relieve back pain than staying still. An investigation of more than 20 already concluded research studies on how to treat back pain were looked at. […]

January 12th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,Health,New | Read More »

Bourbon Virus Liked To Death Of Kansas Man

A CDC announcement reveals a new lethal virus that is suspected have killed a healthy man in Kansas last year in the U.S. The death occurred 11 days after the man first showed symptoms, and is now being linked to what officials have called the Bourbon virus. He died in late spring 2014. The virus […]

February 21st, 2015 | Posted in Health,New | Read More »

UA Scientists Start Diabetes Clinical Trial

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University of Alabama scientists have started clinical trials to see if a commonly-prescribed medication for blood pressure and can reverse diabetes in mice is able do the same thing with humans. Researchers from the Birmingham campus are enrolling around 50 patients who have been recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Daphne Powell, who has suffered […]

November 10th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Health,New | Read More »

Second Dallas Hospital Worker Contracts Deadly Ebola Virus

A second Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital healthcare worker has been confirmed positive for the deadly Ebola virus. The worker provided care for the deceased patient Thomas Eric Duncan who also had the virus. According to Carrie Williams, a health department spokeswoman, the worker reported they had a fever and was immediately quarantined. The hospital is […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Health,New | Read More »

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