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Sleep Myths Could Compromise Health, Wellbeing

People often say they can get by on five or fewer hours of sleep, that snoring is harmless, and that having a drink helps you to fall asleep.

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Bills For Specialists, Plastic Surgeons Cause Shock

Bob Ensor didn’t see the boom swinging violently toward him as he cleaned a sailboat in dry dock on a spring day two years ago. But he heard the crack as it hit him in the face.

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Nursing Homes With Short-Staffing Drop In Medicare Ratings

The federal government accelerated its crackdown on nursing homes that go days without a registered nurse by downgrading the rankings of a tenth of the nation’s homes.

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Could Poor Sense Of Smell Mean Shorter Lifespan?

Older adults with a poor sense of smell may die sooner than their counterparts who have keen olfactory abilities, a U.S. study suggests.

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Single Payer Health Care More Questions Than Answers

Progressive Democrats have rallied around “Medicare-for-all,” a single-payer health plan popularized by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Now, some of Washington’s official bean counters are trying to add a new framework around what it might look like.

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Broken Care System Frustrates Doctors Too

Dr. Hasan Shanawani was overcome by frustration. So, last week he picked up his cellphone and began sharing on Twitter his family’s enraging experiences with the U.S. health care system.

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