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Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs
CHICAGO (AP) -- "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found....
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3rd doctor dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe....
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3 ways insurers can still avoid covering the sick
Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling....
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UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes
GENEVA (AP) -- Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes - banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors - until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday....
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Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times
CHICAGO (AP) -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens....
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UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment
BERLIN (AP) -- A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone began receiving treatment Wednesday in a Hamburg hospital after being flown overnight to Germany....
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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit
The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May....
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IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix....
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Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day?...
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Using tax credits to pay premiums gets complicated
Using the federal income tax system to promote social policy goals is a time-honored strategy for policymakers of both political parties....
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