Prescription Medication costs
Inexpensive generic drugs have helped millions of Americans save money on brand-name medication, but lately soaring prices on some longtime generics are prompting investigations into this pricing U-turn by pharmaceutical companies.
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Television host Katie Couric, whose new documentary, "Fed Up," blames sugar for the country's spiraling obesity problem, is challenging people to take a 10-day break from the sweet stuff.
Senior Man - Monitored Exercise
After deliberating for a decade, Medicare recently announced that it will now cover cardiac rehab for some patients who suffer from stable but chronic heart failure, a costly, debilitating disease that could be improved with supervised exercise and counseling.
Diet Sodas
Healthy, postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet sodas a day are at a higher risk for heart attack, stroke and even death, according to a large new national study.
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If statin guidelines released last fall were followed to the letter, nearly all men between ages 60 and 75 would be taking a cholesterol-lowering drug even if they didn't have heart disease, according to a new study that analyzed the impact of the controversial recommendations.
Nurse Assisting Patient Undergoing Mammogram
It's a large, new study that raises doubts about the value of mammograms in preventing breast cancer deaths, but a lot of the publicity and debate about it seems to have missed an important point.
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For those of us with a sweet tooth - which appears to be most of the country - the newest research carries some bitter news: Americans eat way too much sugar, and it's killing us.
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Another outbreak of the nasty norovirus, a highly contagious stomach bug, has sent a second Caribbean cruise ship home early this week.
New year 2014
What are your New Year's resolutions for 2014? You don't have any? Join the club.
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If a new British study is right, slow and steady wins the (health) race for older men trying to lower their risk of stroke.
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