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New prescription: Doctor offices that look more like Apple stores

SAN FRANCISCO — After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess. Now he believes he has a remedy. It’s called Forward, a health-management service that charges a $149 per month […]
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CBO: Repealing ACA without replacing could mean 32M would lose insurance

A Republican-sponsored repeal of Obamacare without a replacement plan would leave 32 million people uninsured by 2026, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted in an estimate released Tuesday. CBO evaluated what would happen if Congress enacts a reconciliation bill similar to one from 2015 that would eliminate Obamacare’s mandate penalties and subsidies while leaving the […]
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How to know when to keep your sick child from school

Most parents have been there. Your child has a runny nose and didn’t sleep well the night before. In the morning, it’s time to decide: Do you keep him home to prevent the illness from getting worse or send him to school and hope for the best? A new national poll from the University of […]
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“Superbug” CRE may be more widespread than thought

A type of potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria is more widespread in U.S. hospitals than previously thought and needs to be more closely monitored, a new study suggests. Researchers checked for cases of illness caused by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in a sample of four U.S. hospitals and identified a wide variety of CRE species. Three hospitals […]
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HHS nominee Tom Price faces insider trading accusations

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services bought shares in a medical device company last year and then introduced legislation in the House to help the company less than a week later, CBS News has confirmed. The new revelations about Rep. Tom Price, first reported by CNN on Monday evening, […]
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Can caffeine perk up heart health, too?

The caffeine in your morning cup of joe may do more than jolt you awake — it may also help dampen the type of inflammation that’s linked to heart disease risk factors, a new study suggests. Researchers found that an inflammatory mechanism was dialed up in certain older adults, but not others. When it was […]
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Good news for people who love spicy food

Like spicy foods? If so, science has some good news for you: Eating hot chili peppers may help you live longer. A new study, published in PLoS ONE, found that consumption of hot red chili peppers was associated with a 13 percent lower risk of death. The research is observational, so no cause and effect […]
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Expert: Today might be the “Bluest Monday” ever

Bad weather. Holiday spending debt. Hangovers, be it from too much family or holiday parties. A return to work. All these factors and more led psychologist Cliff Arnall to come up with a lighthearted formula declaring the third Monday in January the saddest day of the year, something he dubbed “Blue Monday” in 2005. This […]
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The toll poverty takes on children's mental health

Growing up in poverty exposes children to greater levels of stress, which can lead to psychological problems later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers at Cornell University reported that kids who grow up poor are more likely to have reduced short-term spatial memory. The study also reported that such kids seem to be more […]
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U.S. warns of flaw that could allow hackers to take control of heart devices

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Homeland Security Department warned Tuesday about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer’s implantable heart devices that it said could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person’s defibrillator or pacemaker. Information on the security flaw, identified by researchers at MedSec Holdings in reports months ago, was only formally made […]