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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

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May 24, 2019 at 10:19 am

Happy Friday! I think women huddled in blankets across the nation felt vindicated by a new study that found those gender-based battles over the thermostat that seem commonplace in every office aren’t...

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Many with high blood pressure aren't worried. Should they be?

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May 24, 2019 at 7:50 am | High blood pressure is known as the "silent killer" because there are no obvious warning signs. That might explain why nearly half of people diagnosed with it aren't worried about having a heart ...

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Drinking red wine for heart health? Read this before you toast

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May 24, 2019 at 7:58 am | For years, studies have shown a relationship between drinking a moderate amount of red wine and good heart health, but experts say it's important to understand what that means before you prescribe yo...

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Analysis: A Health Care Overhaul Could Kill 2 Million Jobs, And That’s OK

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May 24, 2019 at 6:50 am | As calls for radical health reform grow louder, many on the right, in the center and in the health care industry are arguing that proposals like “Medicare for All” would cause economic ruin, decimati...

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Use Of Buprenorphine To Treat Opioid Addiction Proliferates In California

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May 24, 2019 at 6:50 am | Buprenorphine, a relative newcomer in the treatment of opioid addiction, is growing in popularity among California doctors as regulatory changes, physician training and other initiatives make the med...

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Sen. Alexander Releases Bipartisan Plan To Lower Health Costs, End Surprise Bills

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May 23, 2019 at 10:18 am | In a year already marked by a wide variety of congressional health care legislation, Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the chair and ranking Democrat of the Health, Educatio...

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Is ‘Medicare For All’ Losing Steam?

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May 23, 2019 at 10:55 am | Can’t see the audio player?  Click here to listen on SoundCloud. A second House committee this week held a hearing on proposals for a single-payer health system, such as “Medicare for All,” featu...

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With grit and gratitude, stroke survivor plays on

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May 23, 2019 at 8:58 am | Dave Kim can hardly remember a time he wasn't making music. He plays three instruments – most notably the electric violin – and has performed at countless weddings and in concerts around the world, o...

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Mouth bacteria found in stroke patients' brains. What does it mean?

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May 23, 2019 at 7:16 am | Bacteria commonly seen in the mouth has been found in the brains of people who have had a stroke, a new study shows. The Finnish research group behind the new findings has been studying a possibl...

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