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Facebook Live: Intimate Lessons From The Front Lines Of Family Caregiving

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November 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

Can’t see the video player? View the video here. Family caregivers are the backbone of our nation’s system of long-term care for older adults. Every year, more than 34 million unpaid caregivers —...

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The Case Of The ACA’s Disappearing Taxes

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November 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | It was a moment of genuine bipartisanship at the House Ways and Means Committee in October, as Democratic and Republican sponsors alike praised a bill called the “Restoring Access to Medication Act o...

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HIV could increase risk of death from heart failure

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November 20, 2019 at 9:34 am | After a heart failure diagnosis, people who are HIV-positive are more likely to be hospitalized or die of any cause than those not infected with HIV, new research shows. The study is the largest ...

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Affordable Mental Health Care? It’s Getting Even Tougher to Access

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November 20, 2019 at 8:10 am | Eleven years after Congress passed a law mandating that insurers provide equal access for mental and physical health care, Americans are actually finding it harder to obtain affordable treatment for ...

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New California Law May Expand Use Of HIV Prevention Drugs, With Caveats

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November 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kellen Willhite was 24 when he learned he’d been exposed to HIV. What followed was, as he describes it, a second trauma: trying to obtain the drugs that could save him before it ...

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Bacteria in your spit might play a role in heart disease

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November 19, 2019 at 9:22 am | Bacteria in the saliva of people with clogged arteries appears to be different from that of healthy people, according to a small study. The finding which could open the door for new strategies to fig...

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Erectile dysfunction might up the odds for irregular heartbeat

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November 19, 2019 at 9:34 am | Men with erectile dysfunction are more likely to be diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, according to a new study. Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is an irregular or quivering heartbeat that can ...

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For Newborns With Hearing Loss, Screening Opens Window To A World Of Sound

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November 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Four-year-old Betty Schottler starts each morning with the same six sounds: [m], [ah], [oo], [ee], [sh], and [s]. Her mom makes the sounds first, then Betty repeats them to check that her cochlea...

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The Startlingly High Cost Of The ‘Free’ Flu Shot

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November 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | In the Byzantine world of health care pricing, most people wouldn’t expect that the ubiquitous flu shot could be a prime example of how the system’s lack of transparency can lead to disparate costs. ...

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