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  1. California’s Managed Care Project For Poor Seniors Faces Backlash

    By Anna Gorman California’s experiment aimed at moving almost 500,000 low-income seniors and disabled people automatically into managed care has been rife with problems in its first six months, leading to widespread confusion, frustration and resistance. Many beneficiaries have received stacks of pa

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  2. Antibiotics and Kids' Risk for Juvenile Arthritis

    Nov. 18, 2014 -- Antibiotics, which treat bacterial infections, may raise a child's risk of getting juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a disease that causes inflamed, swollen joints. That's according to investigators reporting at the American College of Rheumatology 2014 Annual Meeting in Boston. Bacter

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  3. Scans: Alcoholism Damages Brain's White Matter

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Alcoholism damages white matter throughout the brain and this damage can be detected with brain scans, researchers report. Heavy drinking may be especially damaging to white matter in the frontal areas of the brain, which

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  4. Some Fats Might Harm Your Memory

    Nov. 18, 2014 -- Men under 45 years old who eat lots of trans fats may be hurting their memory, according to a new study released Tuesday. Researchers at UC San Francisco followed 1,000 healthy men who ate various amounts of trans fats, and they found that the men in that age range who ate the most

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  5. As CA Expands Medicaid, Some Are Dropped

    By Jenny Gold When it comes to expanding health coverage to its poorest residents, California could be taking two steps forward and one step back. Even as the state celebrates its enrollment of more than 2.7 million low-income Californians in Medi-Cal in 2014, it may drop an unusually high number of

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  6. Even With Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Healthier

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of unhealthy weight gain can be a factor holding smokers back from quitting the habit. But a new study finds that even if you do add a few pounds once you quit, your post-cigarette health is still much better than if

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  7. Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cocaine users can have abnormal blood flow in the heart that is hard to detect, which can put them at increased risk for heart disease or death, a new study warns. Researchers in Chicago compared heart imaging test result

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  8. More Pregnant Women on Painkillers, Heroin: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of women dependent on drugs such as narcotic painkillers or heroin during pregnancy has more than doubled in the past decade and a half, a new study finds, though it still remains below a half-percent of all

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  9. Nearly 3 in 10 With Diabetes Don't Know It: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it, a new study shows. That's despite the fact that about two-thirds of those with undiagnosed diabetes have seen a doctor two or more times in the past year, accord

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  10. Working Night Shift May Slow Your Metabolism

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working by night and sleeping by day may slow down the body's metabolism, a small study suggests. Researchers found that when they put 14 volunteers on a schedule that simulated night-shift work, it quickly curbed the number

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