Food and Health

Furloughed Feds’ Health Coverage Intact, But Shutdown Still Complicates Things

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January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

[UPDATED at 2:45 p.m. ET] Joseph Daskalakis’ son was born New Year’s Eve, a little over a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected. Little Oliver e...

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3 ways Trump could disrupt health care for the better

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January 18, 2019 at 11:00 am | More data may be key to disrupting health care. Zapp2Photo/Shutterstock.com Since his winning presidential campaign, Donald Trump has beenrepeatedly billed as a disrupter. From trade and foreign ...

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Taking medicine for a cold? Be mindful of your heart.

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January 18, 2019 at 10:37 am | Flu has so far infected more than 6 million Americans this season, and winter colds are making their rounds. If you've been hit by either, you may be thinking about heading to your local pharmacy to ...

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County By County, Researchers Link Opioid Deaths To Drugmakers’ Marketing

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January 18, 2019 at 9:01 am | Researchers sketched a vivid line Friday linking the dollars spent by drugmakers to woo doctors around the country to a vast opioid epidemic that has led to tens of thousands of deaths. The study...

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Secretive ‘Rebate Trap’ Keeps Generic Drugs For Diabetes And Other Ills Out Of Reach

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January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was virtually identical to the brand she had used for ye...

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Why Older Adults Should Eat More Protein (And Not Overdo Protein Shakes)

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January 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when losing weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists. Durin...

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Crash survivor shares monthslong recovery story

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January 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm | For Keeton Doggett, returning to the intersection where he almost died when he was 15 years old is an emotional, stressful experience. The memory of the truck coming toward him is as vivid as the mem...

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Drug Prices Are Rising Again. Is Someone Going To Do Something About It?

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January 17, 2019 at 11:29 am | [protected-iframe id="de0eca492e7b7cb1dc5c199c0a63cd17-7618883-121704370" info="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/560495631&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_...

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Are some breads getting a bad rap?

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January 17, 2019 at 10:01 am |   There may be no dietary staple more in need of a public relations makeover than bread. Concerns over carbs, sodium and gluten sometime overshadow what can be a simple, tasty way to add importan...

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