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So, your doctor told you that you need insulin therapy for your Type 2 diabetes. This is a common problem and likely to be more so in the coming years. About 29 million people in the U.S. have Type 2...

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The incarcerated population in federal and state prisons has risen from about 200,000 to over 1.5 million since Medicaid was passed in 1965. That is a 650 percent increase. However, individuals are ineligible...

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The alcohol industry still makes ads appealing to youth. Girl in shopping cart image via www.shutterstock.com. Alcohol companies used controversial marketing tactics in their 2017 Super Bowl commercials,...

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Personalized medicine, which involves tailoring health care to each person’s unique genetic makeup, has the potential to transform how we diagnose, prevent and treat disease. After all, no two people...

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In global public health, 2016 was a year defined by the end of two important emergencies: Ebola and Zika. But that doesn’t mean the risk either of these viruses pose has gone away. Zika transmission...

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Love is in the air for millions today, but probably not so much for seniors in assisted living facilities. And it may not be for lack of desire. Over two million American adults are in this position,...

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“This can’t be happening.” “I feel like throwing up.” “I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning.” “Life is going to get a lot worse for people like me.” “I’m so sad I can’t...

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Medicaid, which has provided safety net health care for millions of Americans with low incomes since 1965, pays for medical care for about 75 million people in the U.S., including almost two-thirds of...

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Feb. 9 upheld the restraining order on President Trump’s immigration ban. A key argument used by the States of Washington and Minnesota was the...

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The news was bad. Mimi, a woman in her early 80s, had been undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Her husband was being treated for bladder cancer. Recently, she developed chest pain, and a biopsy showed...