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Doctors can’t explain declining risk of dementia 12.2.2016 Durango Herald
Dementia is on the decline, the risk of developing it dropping 20 percent per decade since the late 1970s, according to a striking new study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.By 2025, Alzheimer’s disease alone will rob 7.1 million people over age 65 of their memories, their ability to function, their very...
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I tried to get tested for Zika, but ... 12.2.2016 CNN: Top Stories
If you get sick, New York City and Long Island are among the best places to be for medical care, I've heard. I'm not feeling that at the moment.
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The Pope, Trump and the wall 12.2.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Imagine this split screen: On one side is Donald Trump, repeating his campaign pledge to build a big wall between the United States and Mexico. On the other is Pope Francis, kneeling to pray for the thousands of undocumented immigrants who have died trying to cross the border.
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Democratic Debate Exposes The Real Divide Between Clinton And Sanders 12.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate began with a dispute over health care policy and ended with an argument about President Barack Obama’s legacy. But in each of those moments, and at several points in between, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) were really arguing over something very basic. Can the next president eliminate, or at least weaken substantially, the political obstacles that block a liberal agenda? Sanders thinks the answer is yes. Clinton thinks the answer is no.  At the start of the debate, hosted by PBS NewsHour, Sanders made his now-familiar case for replacing existing private and public insurance plans with one  government-run program . Such systems work really well overseas, Sanders said, so there’s no reason such a system can’t work here. The big impediment, he said, would be lobbying from the health care industry, because drug and insurance companies would perceive such a plan as a threat to their profits. “If -- and here's the if -- we have the courage to ...
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Jury rules against Montana woman's wrongful-birth lawsuit 12.2.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic ...
AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors 12.2.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed health system. A look at some of the claims in the Democratic presidential debate and how they compare with the facts.
Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada 12.2.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders’ sweeping victory in New Hampshire’s primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa caucuses winner Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state, meanwhile, tried Thursday night to assure […]
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Clinton, Sanders spar on health care early in debate 12.2.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders locked horns early in their high-stakes debate, with the former secretary of state savaging her rival over his plan for universal health care. "Based on every analysis that I can find by people who are sympathetic to the goal, the numbers don't add up and many people will be worse off than they are right now," Clinton said in assailing Sanders' claim that working-class Americans could actually save money by implementing his single payer health coverage plan. The candidates split the first two nomination contests of the race, with Clinton earning a very narrow victory in Iowa but Sanders trouncing her in New Hampshire earlier this ...
Another Debate Kicks Off With A Sharp Clash Over Health Care 12.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
For the second Democratic presidential debate in a row, health care came up right away.  And for the second debate in a row, what followed was a serious, substantive discussion that put the different perspectives of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton into sharp relief. In the end, their big dispute wasn't really over whether a single-payer system is a good idea in principle. It was whether such a system could actually work in the U.S. To review: Sanders wants to create an entirely new health care system, replacing the current patchwork of private and public plans with one, government-run insurance program. The insurance he envisions would wipe out nearly all out-of-pocket spending, and give government more power to set prices, in order to hold down the cost of health care. To finance this plan, Sanders would impose new taxes, some on the wealthy and some on the middle class. But the typical American would actually save money, Sanders says, because the new tax burden would be less than what the typical ...
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AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors 12.2.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
WASHINGTON (AP) — In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed health ...
Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada 12.2.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
MILWAUKEE (AP) — In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders' sweeping victory in New Hampshire's primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa caucuses winner Hillary ...
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Pentagon Accused Of Denying Medical Care To Torture Victim And Alleged 9/11 Plotter 12.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Amnesty International is intervening on behalf of a detainee at Guantanamo Bay who says the U.S. government is refusing him medical treatment for health problems sustained during torture at CIA black sites. The organization detailed Mustafa al Hawsawi’s extensive untreated medical conditions in a letter released Wednesday written by Amnesty's interim executive director, Margaret Huang, to the Pentagon’s assistant secretary for health affairs, Dr. Jonathan Woodson. Huang urged the government to fulfill its responsibility under international law to rehabilitate victims of U.S. torture.  The Amnesty letter is the latest in a series of appeals on behalf of al Hawsawi, one of five alleged conspirators of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Before being transferred to Guantanamo Bay in 2006, al Hawsawi was detained for three years at CIA black sites. The Senate intelligence committee’s investigation into torture at these black sites revealed that after being exposed to “rectal exams [that] were ...
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Jury rules against Montana woman's wrongful-birth lawsuit 12.2.2016 AP National
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis....
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Health tech at Coatesville veteran's hospital charged in tax fraud 11.2.2016 Philly.com News
A health technician at the Veteran's Affairs hospital in Coatesville was arrested Thursday and charged with multiple counts of tax fraud and theft.
UK health secretary to impose contract on junior doctors 11.2.2016 Yahoo: US National
LONDON (AP) — Britain's health secretary has taken the unusual step of opting to impose a new contract on junior doctors after failing to strike a deal with thousands of medical professionals in ...
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Waiting Lists Grow For Medicine To Fight Opioid Addiction 11.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.   BURLINGTON, Vermont — After more than a decade of getting high on illicit opioid painkillers and heroin every day, Christopher Dezotelle decided to quit. He saw too many people overdose and die. “I couldn’t do that to my mom or my children,” he said. He also got tired of having to commit crimes to pay for his habit — or at least the consequences of those crimes. At 33, he has spent more than 11 of his last 17 years incarcerated. The oldest of seven children, he started using marijuana and alcohol when he was 12. It’s been five years since Dezotelle started treatment the first time, and he still hustles for drugs every day. Only now, instead of heroin or OxyContin, he’s trying to score buprenorphine, one of three federally approved opioid-addiction medications. He says heroin is much easier to find, and it’s ...
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Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Make Major Pledge On Abortion Policy 11.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
After months of avoiding the issue, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have both promised that their administrations would reinterpret the Helms Amendment, a long-standing U.S. policy that blocks abortion funds for women raped in conflict and in developing countries. Clinton promised the policy would include exceptions for rape, incest and protecting the life of the mother. Sanders went a step further and said he would push to repeal it altogether. An activist from reproductive rights group Population Connection ambushed Clinton at a campaign event in late January and asked whether she would fix Helms, which bans all U.S. foreign aid money from being used to pay for abortion care for any reason. "Oh yeah, yeah, yeah," Clinton replied in the video, which was provided to The Huffington Post. "I'm on record on that." Clinton was actually not previously on record saying that. Asked about the Helms Amendment at a campaign event in Iowa in November, she said only that she would "take a look" at ...
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The Latest: Ex-Kentucky governor takin on his successor 11.2.2016 Yahoo: US National
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on former Democratic Gov. Steve Besshear's effort to oppose Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's effort to dismantle the state's health care program known as kynect (all times local):
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Will HealthCare.gov Get A California-Style Makeover? 11.2.2016 NPR News
The feds propose taking a page out of Covered California's book and moving to a simplified marketplace for health insurance.
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Health care battle brewing between governors in Kentucky 11.2.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear launched a major effort to thwart his Republican successor's health care policies, a move he described as an act of conscience that would protect his legacy and health insurance for more than half a million people.
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