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All Kids Should Be Screened for Obesity

AP

June 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Earlier this week, an influential group of experts in preventive care affirmed that children age 6 and older should be screened for obesity and referred to intensive treatment when necessary. Whi...

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Poll: Most Americans Unaware GOP Plans Would Make Deep Funding Cuts To Medicaid

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June 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | Congress is moving fast toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, with an eye on revamping Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income people. But most Americans say the program — which Rep...

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‘Coverage Gap’ For Poor May End, But Many Will Still Have Trouble Affording Plans

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June 23, 2017 at 10:28 am | Having long decried the failings of the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans are purporting to fix one of its loopholes with their newly unveiled health plan. The so-called coverage gap left more ...

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First long-term health study of LGBTQ underway in U.S.

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June 23, 2017 at 8:03 am | By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Korvin Bothwell searched for health information about transgender people years before he made his transition in 2013, but it was scant. There wasn’t muc...

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Promises Made To Protect Preexisting Conditions Prove Hollow

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June 22, 2017 at 4:37 pm | Updated, 9:25 am, June 23 Senate Republicans praised the Affordable Care Act replacement bill they presented Thursday as preserving coverage for people with cancer, mental illness and other chron...

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Winners And Losers: 40 Is Old In Senate GOP Health Plan’s Subsidy Structure

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June 22, 2017 at 4:08 pm | People getting subsidies to help buy health insurance would see at least three sharp changes — tied to both age and income — that could dramatically affect how much they pay for coverage if the Senat...

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Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support

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June 22, 2017 at 9:14 am | Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Thursday unveiled a bill that would dramatically transform the nation’s Medicaid program, make significant changes to the federal health law’s tax credits that help ...

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Survivors Of Childhood Diseases Struggle To Find Care As Adults

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June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am | Rachael Goldring was born with congenital heart disease. Had she been born a few decades earlier, she probably would have died as a baby. Now 24, Goldring is part of a population of patients who pres...

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Survey: Heart disease isn’t top concern for women, doctors – even though it’s the No. 1 killer

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June 22, 2017 at 6:48 am | By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Despite being the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, cardiovascular disease is not the top concern for women – or physicians, according to a survey...

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