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  • 7 facts anyone taking birth control should know

    1) Birth control pills prevent pregnancy through two different mechanisms All birth control pills use hormones to prevent pregnancy. In a way, birth control mimics the body's response to pregnancy. "There is some truth to the idea that birth control pills trick your body into thinking you're…

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  • Tanaka starts Sunday, 1st game since July injury

    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is set to start Sunday, his first game since going on the disabled list in early July because of a partial tear in his right elbow. New York manager Joe Girardi said Friday that Tanaka is ready to face Toronto. Tanaka was 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA when he made his last start…

    Associated Press
  • Patient Access And Control: The Future Of Chronic Disease Management?

    Editor’s note: Dr. Kaveh Safavi is the global managing director of Accenture Health. Sufferers of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States are among the more active practitioners of disease self-management. It involves, among other disciplines

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  • Start early for a lifetime of good vision and healthy eyes

    By Jessica Harlan NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If your mother told you to eat your carrots so you’d be able to see in the dark, she was right. It turns out that feeding kids carrots is just one of a number of things parents can do to promote a lifetime of healthy eyes and good vision. Other things…

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  • Eli Lilly's Trulicity Approved by FDA for Type II Diabetes

    Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) received good news when the FDA approved its new injectable diabetes treatment, Trulicity, for adults suffering from type II diabetes. Trulicity, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor, has been approved as an adjunct

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  • Lab-On-A-Chip Tech is Revolutionary, Yet Universities Cling to 'Dark Ages' Animal Models (Op-Ed)

    Lab-On-A-Chip Tech is Revolutionary, Yet Universities Cling to 'Dark Ages' Animal Models (Op-Ed) Pascaline Clerc is senior director of Animal Research Issues at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Clerc studied mitochondria at the University of Grenoble, France, before joining the U.S.…

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  • Why Ebola is very unlikely to go airborne

    Ebola is not currently an airborne disease. You can't catch Ebola simply by sitting across the room from someone who has it. The only way to get Ebola is through direct contact with bodily fluids. Everyone agrees on this. Fears that Ebola will mutate

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  • 3 Biotechs Investors Should Watch

    In the heathcare version of "Where the Money Is", guest Brian Orelli joins regulars Michael Douglass and David Williamson to discuss the state of the healthcare sector. In M&A news, Endo International has made an unsolicited bid to acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals for $28.10 a share in cash and…

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  • Humana Up on ACO Deal with Iora Health for MA Members

    Shares of Humana Inc. (HUM) rose nearly 1% over the last two trading sessions to close at $133.18 after the company partnered with Iora Health to launch an Accountable Care Agreement. The program intends to benefit Humana’s Medicare Advantage (MA) members in Arizona and Washington. The members…

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    CDC recommends nasal flu spray for children

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a nasal spray version of the flu vaccine for children ages 2 to 8.

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  • India caps prices of 36 more drugs to improve access: government official

    By Aditya Kalra and Zeba Siddiqui NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has capped the prices of 36 drugs, including those used to treat infections and diabetes, in its latest move to make essential medicines more affordable, a senior official of the country's drug pricing authority told Reuters on…

    Reuters
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    Online, accredited, top ranked. NSA Center of Academic Excellence. Recognized by the Department of Homeland Security. Download your free brochure!

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  • Bandwagon Workouts: Fitness Fads Rise and Fall. Will CrossFit Suffer a Similar Fate?

    Bandwagon Workouts: Fitness Fads Rise and Fall. Will CrossFit Suffer a Similar Fate? In the early 90s, gimmicky workouts like 8-Minute Abs were all the rage. In 2003, P90X came along, promising a total-body transformation in only 90 days. Now CrossFit

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  • GD Biosciences & IPMD Collaboration for Early Detection of Lung Cancer

    GD Biosciences Announces Collaboration with IPMD, Inc. to Develop Innovative Aptamer-Based Blood Test for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer Irvine, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 19, 2014 / Global Discovery Biosciences, a laboratory dedicated to leveraging

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  • When is the best time to purchase long-term care insurance?

    Long-term care insurance (LTCI) covers the risk that individuals may need medical and custodial care, either at home or in a skilled nursing facility, at some point in their life. Surprisingly (according to the Journal of Financial Planning, February 2009), nearly half of all group long-term care…

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  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases as the entire West African nation was locked down in their homes in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. Authorities hope to find and isolate Ebola patients who have…

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  • Kostner skips doping hearing in Schwazer case

    Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner risks punishment for skipping a hearing before Italian authorities investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking gold medalist Alex Schwazer. Kostner, the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and 2012…

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  • What's Your Definition of Success?

    Success means different things for different people, that’s why we’ve started “The Success Project”.

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  • Cerner and Athenahealth say integrating with Apple's mobile health service

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cerner Corp and Athenahealth Inc, two leading U.S. electronic health record providers, said on Thursday they are working with Apple Inc to develop applications that leverage Apple's mobile health service HealthKit. Cerner and

    Reuters