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Cancer is Mostly Random, Study Confirms

A new study reaffirms earlier findings that most mutations that cause cancer happen randomly. Andy Wong / AP “We hope that this research offers comfort to the literally millions of patients who have had cancer but who have lived nearly perfect lifestyle — who have never smoked, who have avoided the sun … who exercise […]
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What Are the 'Essential Benefits' on the AHCA Chopping Block?

Obamacare’s 10 essential health benefits cover basic services such as vaccines and pediatric visits Joe Raedle / Getty Images, file Here’s a rundown of what they are: Outpatient care — This covers most scheduled doctor visits, such as to check a rash, or a non-emergency stomach ache. Insurance companies negotiate deals for these and often […]
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Misty Copeland: A Day With the Ballerina on Her Book Tour

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As Health Care Vote Nears, Trump, Conservatives Negotiate

President Donald Trump doesn’t have the votes to pass his health care bill, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus said Wednesday, but negotiations are underway. A spokesperson for Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows says that the conservative group is “cautiously optimistic” that they’ll get what they want after he and other members met with both […]
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Retirement Dreams Fizzle for Some Obamacare Clients

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Pharmacy Head Cleared of Murder in Fungal Meningitis Case

New England Compounding Center President, co-owner, and Director of Pharmacy Barry Cadden is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Susan Walsh / AP file Cadden, president and co-founder of the now-closed New England Compounding Center, was charged with 25 counts of second-degree murder, conspiracy and other offenses under federal racketeering […]
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Biden Defends the ACA as GOP Scrambles for Votes

Former Vice President Joe Biden returned to Capitol Hill Wednesday to plead with Republicans to improve, rather than dismantle, Obamacare as GOP leaders scramble to assemble enough party line support to pass their replacement measure Thursday. Biden, standing with House Democrats and California Gov. Jerry Brown on the East Steps of the Capitol on the […]
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Studies May Help Men Pick Prostate Cancer Treatment

Once diagnosed with prostate cancer, men often face a difficult decision of choosing the best treatment. Should they have surgery, radiation or simply watch to see if the disease spreads? Two new studies give doctors and patients the clearest information yet about the possible adverse effects of these options. Researchers at Vanderbilt University studied treatment […]