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Shortcomings in the ACA Do Nothing for Those Needing Dental Coverage

As we reach the enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many are still left wondering about dental coverage under the new bill. The National Association of Dental Plans says that over one third of U.S. residents (126.7 million out of 313 million) do not have dental coverage. Another startling fact is that approximately […]

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ADHD Med Use Up Among Young Women, New Report Finds

Over-medicated America. It’s about as loaded a term as they come, and endless think-pieces have already been written on the failure of doctors to accurately treat illness, instead relying on excessive prescriptions to do the heavy lifting for them. But a new analysis from Express Scripts, a company that manages pharmacy benefits has found that […]

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Canadian Doctor Stands Tall in Meeting With U.S. Senators

Canada’s healthcare system is a point of interest for both supporters and detractors of the Affordable Care Act, Obama’s plan to renovate the United States’ own system. On Tuesday, Dr. Danielle Martin, vice president of the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and former chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, talked about it in a bold […]

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Sochi Olympian Remains Paralyzed After Brutal Crash

For some skiers, like gold medalists Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety, the Sochi Olympics are an event to be looked back upon fondly. For others, however, the games will last as a stark reminder about the dangerous nature of winter mountain sports. Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova will likely remember the games not because they […]

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For ‘Save Your Vision Month’, Set Your Sights on Eye Protection

As most people who wear glasses know, getting an eye exam is really easy to put off. Going to your optometrist can be a hassle as you juggle running out of contacts and scheduling an exam, so it is actually covered by insurance. Since going to the eye doctor is quite expensive, many people wonder […]

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Questions Abound Regarding China’s New War on Pollution

Air quality in some parts of China reaches “hazardous” levels, according to some experts. That has drawn both public ire and concern on the part of the government which fears that unhappy citizens might breed instability. As a result, the Chinese government is ready to “declare war” on pollution. “We will resolutely declare war against […]

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New Drug Reverses Symptoms of Deadly Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

A new drug may cure lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Developer InterMune reveals that the drug succeeded in significant clinical trials, leading many to believe that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will also give the drug its approval. InterMune will officially submit a request to the FDA late this year. “The drug, pirfenidone, […]

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Utah Denies Health Coverage to Woman Diagnosed with Cancer

Utah’s Public Employee Health Program (PEHP) is denying health coverage to a woman diagnosed with cancer. The Utah woman, Tara Vandersteen, is not eligible for coverage under her husband’s, Rick Stuart’s, plan even after they “have lived together as man and wife” for 14 years, according to KUTV. Vandersteen will not receive healthcare from PEHP, […]

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More Doctors Seeking Salaries

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is shaking up the health industry in more ways than one. Many formerly independent physicians and specialists are rushing for salaried positions at their nearest health network. For many previously fee-for-service independents, this will naturally result in a pay cut. But doctors are willing to sacrifice some income in exchange […]

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A Dental Crisis Could be Looming Across America

There’s a dental crisis looming in this country, experts warn. Many people who can’t afford dental insurance are foregoing routine checkups and cleanings, and hesitating to visit the dentist while a problem is small and not yet severe. But even once the problem becomes too severe to ignore any longer, many people choose to visit […]