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The Social And Health Consequences Of Loneliness

A growing body of research points to loneliness as an impending epidemic with an enormous impact on the health of individuals and society.

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UNITED STATES - JULY 19: Progressive Democrats of America holds a news conference to announce the launch of a Medicare for All Caucus at the Capitol on Thursday, July 19, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Medicare For All? CMS Warns Program Has Enough Problems

The Trump administration’s top Medicare official Tuesday slammed the federal health program as riddled with problems that hinder care to beneficiaries, increase costs for taxpayers and escalate fraud and abuse.

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Doctor Offers Tips on Warding Off A Cold

There a few common sense, if perhaps overlooked, steps one can take to reduce one’s risk for catching a cold.

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Vitamin D May Not Improve Bone Health

Vitamin D supplements have long been recommended to seniors for treating and preventing the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis.

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4 Common Myths About Breast Cancer

Knowing the facts about breast cancer treatment and prevention is crucial in reducing your risk.

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A bottle of Purdue Pharma L.P. OxyContin medication sits on a pharmacy shelf in Provo, Utah, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. A Nov. 2015 forecast from health data firm IMS Health expects global sales of brand and generic prescription drugs, and nonprescription medicines, to total $1.4 trillion in 2020. Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Drug Companies Play Patent Game To Lock In Prices, Block Competitors

Drug companies typically have less than 10 years of exclusive rights once a drug hits the marketplace. By Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News David Herzberg was alarmed when he heard that Richard Sackler, former chairman of opioid giant Purdue Pharma, was listed as an inventor on a new patent for an opioid addiction treatment. […]

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