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  1. Low Prices Of Temporary Health Plans a Draw

    By Julie Appleby Worried about going without health coverage, musician Tom Miller bought a nine-month insurance policy in January to tide himself over while he rebuilt his business after a divorce and moved from Maryland to North Carolina. At $90 a month, it fit his budget, even though it does not o

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  2. Panel: 'Limited' Evidence for Mammograms in 40s

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to the debate about the benefits of mammography screening before age 50, a new research review finds "limited" evidence that screening prevents breast cancer deaths among women in their 40s. The results come from the

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  3. More Turn To Health Clinics After Obamacare

    By Michael Tomsic, WFAE Nurse practitioner Martha Brinsko helps a lot of patients manage their diabetes at the Charlotte Community Health Clinic in North Carolina. “Most mornings when you check your sugar, what would you say kind of the average is?” Brinsko asked patient Diana Coble. Coble hesitated

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  4. Obama Takes Antibiotic Fight From Pharmacy to Farm

    June 3, 2015 -- The Obama administration on Tuesday marshaled both the public and private sectors to fight antibiotic resistance at livestock feed lots, federal cafeterias, and the nation's hospitals and doctors’ offices. Antibiotics are medicines that treat infections from bacteria, and their overu

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  5. 3 in 10 Have Drinking Problem at Some Point

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 30 percent of Americans have a problem with alcohol at some point in their lives, ranging from binge drinking to full-blown alcoholism, but less than 20 percent are ever treated, a new study found. Alcohol use d

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  6. Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Death rates among people older than 65 appear to be affected by air pollution, even when the air they breathe meets current standards, researchers say. In the study, Harvard researchers looked at Medicare recipients in

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  7. Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's evidence -- but not proof -- of a link between a commonly used household pesticide and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and young teens, according to a new study. Specifically, research

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  8. 'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Living close to a high number of "fracked" natural gas wells may be linked to an increased risk of having a lower birth weight baby, according to a new study of Pennsylvania birth rates. High-volume hydraulic fracturing

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  9. Hormone Therapy Doesn't Help Memory: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking menopausal hormone therapy to relieve symptoms such as hot flashes often hope it will also help their menopause-related memory and thinking problems, but a new study reports it won't. However, oral hormone

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  10. New Drug Shows Potential for Blood Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A two-pronged immune-boosting drug could provide new hope for people stricken with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, according to clinical trial findings. The experimental drug, elotuzumab, reduced

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