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Sen. Alexander Details His Plan To Fix Surprise Medical Bills

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June 19, 2019 at 11:29 am

Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who are pushing a major legislative package to lower health costs, announced their favored solution to handle disputes about surprise medic...

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Couple knew they would face heart problems together – but not like this

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June 19, 2019 at 11:03 am | Kelly DiMaggio was used to being the patient. She was the one born with half a heart. She was the one who went through three open-heart surgeries before turning 8. She was the one with irregular hear...

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Statins cut stroke risk after radiation therapy for cancer

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June 19, 2019 at 6:50 am | Cancer patients who took cholesterol-lowering statin medication after radiation therapy to the chest, neck or head cut their risk of a stroke by nearly a third, a new study shows. The study, publ...

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Why You Should Take A Peek At Your Doctor’s Notes On Your Health

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June 19, 2019 at 8:50 am | When Pamela DeSalvo read the clinical note from her doctor’s visit, the words on the page hit her hard: “clinically morbidly obese.” She knew she was overweight, but seeing those three words together...

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Good Health Goes Beyond Having A Doctor And Insurance, Says AMA’s Equity Chief

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June 19, 2019 at 8:50 am | Part of Dr. Aletha Maybank’s medical training left a sour taste in her mouth. Her superiors told her not to worry about nonmedical issues affecting her patients’ quality of life, she said, becaus...

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Do you snore? Reasons to see a doctor

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June 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm | Although people joke about snoring, doctors are less inclined these days to make light of loud Zs. The reason: What keeps your spouse awake might signal more serious health issues. Snoring sh...

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Miracle Machine Makes Heroic Rescues — And Leaves Patients In Limbo

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June 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | [UPDATED on June 19] The latest miracle machine in modern medicine — whose use has skyrocketed in recent years — is saving people from the brink of death: adults whose lungs have been ravaged by ...

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California Vaccine Bill Amended To Appease Governor

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June 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm | A California lawmaker on Tuesday made substantial changes to his contentious vaccine bill after Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state officials raised concerns that the measure was too strict and gave to...

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Senators Agree Surprise Medical Bills Must Go. But How?

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June 18, 2019 at 1:29 pm | Two years, 16 hearings and one massive bipartisan package of legislation later, a key Senate committee says it is ready to start marking up a bill next week designed to contain health care costs. But...

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