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  • 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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  • 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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  • China fines GlaxoSmithKline $492M for bribery

    Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China, the biggest such penalty ever imposed by a Chinese court. The court sentenced the company's former China manager, Briton Mark Reilly, and four Chinese co-defendants to prison but postponed the sentences for…

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  • Report: Procter & Gamble Pulls Sponsorship of NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

    The NFL continues to successfully alienate just about, well, everyone. Today, a source told CBS Sports that mega company (and mega sponsor) Procter & Gamble is allegedly planning to abandon the NFL Breast Cancer Awareness campaign due to the unpleasantries surrounding the league. Crest (owned by…

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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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  • 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…

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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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  • 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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  • Study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now insured

    A new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state's expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults. The study, released Thursday, was conducted by Oregon Health & Science University in partnership with the Oregon Health…

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  • Feel the Burn: Can the Mission Beat Cow Hollow in the Fitness Fads?

    bodyFi is one of the fitness newcomers to the Mission. The Marina/Cow Hollow area is the reigning fitness capital of San Francisco. In addition to the approximately 14,000 yoga studios —just an estimate— and ODC in the neighborhood, the site says that Mission Street has become San Francisco's…

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    More than 100 years after it was first discovered to be decaying a patient's brain, Alzheimer's remains one of medicine's greatest challenges as it robs ever more people of their memory and independence. VIDEOGRAPHIC

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  • Falls indoors may signal frailty, linked to shorter survival

    Indoor falls could be an indicator of frailty and a sign that protective measures should be taken, say the authors. The study was led by Sebastien Bailly, a researcher with Hospices Civils de Lyon in France.

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  • U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

    By Michelle Nichols and Elizabeth Pineau NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security" as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its…

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  • White House calls for task force to tackle antibiotic-resistant bugs

    The secretaries of Defense, Agriculture and Health and Human Services will set up the task force to advise on steps to ensure the remaining medically important antibiotics available to treat humans stay effective and look at their use in animal feed. Antibiotic resistance in bacteria has led to…

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  • Harry Douglas Injury: Receiver Exits Game With Left Leg Injury

    The Falcons have to hope it's not a serious injury for Douglas, who is not putting weight on his leg. Harry Douglas exited the game with a foot injury, and his return is questionable at best. #Falcons WR Harry Douglas is not trying put any weight

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  • 3 Financial Reasons You Should Keep Copies of Your Medical Records

    At some point in your life, you could face a medical bill high enough to threaten your financial well-being. Given that most large medical bills contain errors, you'll want to make sure yours doesn't -- or it could really cost you. Keeping your own medical records can seem like a hassle.

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  • The Vanishing Difference Between Hospitals and Insurance Companies

    Anthem Blue Cross, California’s second-largest insurance company, is entering an unusual arrangement with seven hospital groups in Southern California: Together they’ll create a joint health plan where rival hospitals and the insurance company will share in profits and losses. Hospitals and…

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