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Democrats Eye Medicare Negotiations to Lower Drug Prices

Democrats, newly in control of Congress and the White House, are united behind an idea that Republican lawmakers and major drugmakers fiercely oppose: empowering the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate the prices of brand-name drugs covered by Medicare.

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5 Steps For Better Health From A Dietitian

People are home more than ever and it’s easy to graze mindlessly through the kitchen. And as a result, the calories can add up quickly.

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94% Of Older Adults Given Drugs That Raise Falling Risk

Nearly every older adult was prescribed a prescription drug that increased their risk of falling in 2017, according to new University at Buffalo research.

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Covid Cases Plummet Among Nursing Home Staffers

Joan Phillips, a certified nursing assistant in a Florida nursing home, loved her job but dreaded the danger of going to work in the pandemic. When vaccines became available in December, she jumped at the chance to get one.

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Retired Nurse Who Could Give Covid Shots But Couldn’t Get One

Martha Gallagher, a 75-year-old retired school nurse, wanted to volunteer for the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps to administer covid-19 vaccines.

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Eating Fish Twice Weekly Can Help Prevent Heart Disease

Eating oily fish regularly can help prevent cardiovascular disease in high-risk individuals, such as those who already have heart disease or stroke according to an analysis of several large studies from more than 60 countries. 

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