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  • U.S. government unveils goal to move Medicare away from fee-for-service

    By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan to control health costs by moving the $2.9 trillion U.S. health systems away from costly fee-for-service medicine, beginning with the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. By the end of…

    Reuters52 mins ago
  • Melinda Gates has the perfect response to the anti-vaccine movement

    As the Disneyland measles outbreak continues, Melinda Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation took aim at the vaccine naysayers who make these types of disease outbreaks more likely. "We take vaccines so for granted in the United States," Gates told the Huffington Post in a prerecorded…

    Vox.com
  • I tried a vibrating ‘smart Kegel exerciser,’ and it hurt like hell

    Two weeks ago, a sexual health company called Minna Life approached The Verge and asked if one of our reporters might want to try the kGoal — a Kickstarter “smart Kegel exerciser” meant to help women strengthen their pelvic muscles. "Kegels" are pelvic muscle exercises, named after Arnold Kegel,…

    The Verge
  • As Shire expands in Lexington, its merger target earns a key drug approval

    As Shire Pharmaceuticals expands its Lexington headquarters with a new 200,000 square foot lease, the drug firm's investors can breathe a sigh of relief after the New Jersey drug company it's about to acquire got U.S. approval for its second drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday…

    American City Business Journals
  • Celsius Partners with TriStar Motorsports for the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season

    Celsius partners with TriStar Motorsports in the 2015 race season to promote Celsius and its benefits for consumers including 93% greater fat loss, burning of an additional 100 calories and more per serving, ...

    Accesswire
  • Twins' Glen Perkins says he's 100 percent

    Perkins missed the last two weeks of the regular season due to a forearm injury, but said that's no longer a problem. He took two weeks off once the season concluded, and went for a precautionary MRI just to make sure the injury wasn't serious. "I took two weeks off and started doing shoulder stuff…

    CBS Sports
  • As soon as one 'Uber for weed' startup gets cut down, another grows in its place

    It was only a matter of time before someone spun the "Uber for __" wheel and landed on WEED. Congress recently instructed the feds to back off medical marijuana. Peter Thiel's venture capital fund just bet millions that legal cannabis is gonna be huge. "Uber for weed" was so inevitable that at…

    The Verge
  • best year ever 2015: LA's Most Stylish Health Foodies to Follow Right Now

    In addition to being filled with hot trainers, LA is also the top playground for healthy chefs, holistic nutritionists, and good-for-you food enthusiasts. Since many of these sustenance stars also happen to be really cool chicks with great style,...

    Racked LA
  • British nurse makes full recovery from Ebola

    A British nurse who had been critically ill with Ebola after working in Sierra Leone has been discharged from a London hospital after making a full recovery. Pauline Cafferkey was admitted to the Royal Free Hospital in north London on Dec. 30 after falling ill on her return from Sierra Leone, where…

    Reuters
  • Why gynecologists think IUDs are the best contraceptive

    Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are amazingly, fantastically good at preventing pregnancy — better than pretty much any other available contraceptive. Among women who use an IUD, that number will be between 2 and 8 (depending on the type of IUD they use). The devices tend to get an especially bad rap…

    Vox.com15 mins ago
  • The Verdict Is In: Obamacare Is Working Exactly As The Law Intended

    Stop the fearmongering and lies: Obamacare is working -- and how.We've heard all the dire warnings when Obamacare was passed in 2010: Health insurance premiums would skyrocket. The economy and job market would take a hit. Amwericans would lose healthcare choices and face so-called "death…

    Huffington Post
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    Top 3 Healthy Fast Food Options

    If you must eat fast food, these top 3 offerings can help you stay healthy.

    Scripps Ulive
  • Inside the Clinical Research Machine

    Pharmaceutical companies have their share of critics, mostly because of the cost of the drugs they make. That's partially because American pharmaceutical companies are allowed to set their own drug prices. It costs about $2.6 billion to develop a drug and win approval from the Food and Drug…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • VIDEO: Pistons' Brandon Jennings leaves game with ankle/foot injury

    Things already weren't going well for the Detroit Pistons when they faced off against the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night. The Bucks were in the process of blowing out the Pistons when Brandon Jennings suffered what looks to be a very serious injury. While trying to deny an inbound pass in the…

    CBS Sports
  • Are You Paying Too Much for Generic Drugs?

    What if you went to your regular pharmacy expecting a co-pay of $10 for your prescription medication and were told this time it would be $100?

    Credit.com
  • Mike Napoli calls sleep apnea surgery “one of the worst things I’ve ever (gone through)”

    Sean McAdam of CSNNewEngland.com shares the gory details about the painful facial surgery that Mike Napoli had earlier this offseason to help end his long battle with sleep apnea ...

    NBC Sports
  • Fat and broke? Why overweight people may be (financially) miserable

    If you feel bad about your waistline, you’re far more likely to feel bad about your bottom line, too.

    MarketWatch
  • Diseases, Devices and Delusions

    We learned recently that the Food and Drug Administration approved a new high-tech device for weight loss. While this column isn't really about the technological particulars, we should at least note that the device, which requires surgical implantation of electrodes something like a pacemaker, is…

    U.S.News & World Report