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Common treatment for AFib may lower anxiety, depression

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September 18, 2018 at 6:27 am

Levels of anxiety and depression seen in people who have a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation may be affected by how the heart condition is treated, a new study suggests. ...

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Day-Tripping To The Dispensary: Seniors In Pain Hop Aboard The Canna-Bus

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September 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Shirley Avedon, 90,­­ had never been a cannabis user. But carpal tunnel syndrome that sends shooting pains into both of her hands and an aversion to conventional steroid and surgical treatments is pr...

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Paper Jam: California’s Medicaid Program Hits ‘Print’ When The Feds Need Info

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September 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | In the shadow of Silicon Valley, the hub of the world’s digital revolution, California officials still submit their records to the feds justifying billions in Medicaid spending the old-fashioned way:...

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Researchers have programmed computers to read echocardiograms

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September 17, 2018 at 7:53 am | Tapping into the technology behind facial recognition programs and self-driving cars, researchers in a new study have taught computers key elements of assessing echocardiograms, potentially simplifyi...

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New Medicare Advantage Tool To Lower Drug Prices Puts Crimp In Patients’ Choices

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September 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs administered by doctors to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration and ot...

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Discreetly Tracking Down Sex Partners To Stop A Surge In STDs

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September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | The U.S. is in the middle of a steep and sustained increase in sexually transmitted diseases. So how are public health officials responding? In northwest Oregon’s Clackamas County, health off...

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Half As Many People Are Trying Heroin, But Marijuana Use Grows

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September 14, 2018 at 12:03 pm | Some good news from the front lines of the heroin crisis: Half as many people tried heroin for the first time in 2017 as in 2016. That’s according to data released Friday from the government’s annual...

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

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September 14, 2018 at 10:30 am | [khn_slabs slabs="828733"] If you’ve been glued to your preferred weather service (as I have) over the past few days watching Hurricane Florence lumber toward the East Coast, you may have missed that...

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4 Takeaways On Puerto Rico’s Death Toll, In The Wake Of Trump’s Tweet Storm

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September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to challenge the official count of the number of people who died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which struck nearly a y...

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