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Voters Say Congress Needs To Curb Drug Prices, But Are Lawmakers Listening?

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November 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

House Democrats are poised to pass sweeping legislation to lower drug prices using strategies President Donald Trump has endorsed. A Trump aide urged the Republican-controlled Senate to vote on a dif...

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E-cigarettes match traditional smoking in some heart risks

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November 11, 2019 at 9:17 am | E-cigarettes may be perceived as safer than traditional cigarettes, but two studies say they are just as dangerous, or even worse, for your heart. One study found vaping can worsen several heart ...

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High blood pressure common among black young adults

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November 11, 2019 at 10:12 am | About 1 in 4 young adults has high blood pressure. But few are getting treated, with new research concluding black young adults are especially vulnerable. In a study that included 15,171 black, M...

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Flu shot may aid heart bypass recovery

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November 11, 2019 at 8:58 am | Getting a flu shot before heart bypass surgery can head off inflammation throughout the body and possibly lead to a healthier recovery, a new study suggests. Heart surgery has been associated wit...

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How Germany Averted An Opioid Crisis

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November 11, 2019 at 5:00 am | KHN correspondent Shefali Luthra reported this article from Germany as a 2019 Arthur F. Burns Fellow. HAMBURG, Germany ? In 2016, 10 times as many Americans as Germans died as a result of drug ov...

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Sit, Heal: Dog Teaches Military Med Students The Merits Of Service Animals

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November 11, 2019 at 5:00 am | The newest faculty member at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences has a great smile — and a wagging tail. Shetland, not quite 2 years old, is half golden retriever, half Labra...

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Bruising Labor Battles Put Kaiser Permanente’s Reputation On The Line

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November 08, 2019 at 5:00 am | Kaiser Permanente, which just narrowly averted one massive strike, is facing another one Monday. The ongoing labor battles have undermined the health giant’s once-golden reputation as a model of ...

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On Chicago's South Side, a revitalization aims to create culture of health

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November 08, 2019 at 9:38 am | Washington Heights, a historic neighborhood on Chicago's far South Side, faces the modern-day challenge of boosting health, education and economic opportunities for its residents. At the forefron...

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Flavor Bans Multiply, But Menthol Continues to Divide

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November 08, 2019 at 5:00 am | As states and communities rush to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products linked to vaping, Carol McGruder races from town to town, urging officials to include what she calls “the mother lode of al...

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