This Thanksgiving, Carve Out Time For Lively Discourse On End-Of-Life Wishes

A vital tradition is gaining steam as more families use the holiday gathering to discuss and document advance-care plans.

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Problems With Your Hospital Care? Speak Up!

If you’re in the hospital and aren’t happy with how they are treating you, here are some simple steps to improve your situation.

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Got Food Allergies? Add Milk To The Worries For Your Meal

A new study by Fair Health finds that milk registered the highest average number of services and treatments per patient of any food allergy in 2016.

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Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Meanwhile, In Other Health News…

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News discuss some of the under-covered health stories of the past several weeks, including drug price issues, the opioid epidemic and women’s reproductive health.

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Years Before Heading Offshore, Herpes Researcher Experimented On People In U.S.

Southern Illinois University’s William Halford conducted unregulated human herpes experiments in hotels near university campus, emails show.

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Massachusetts Grabs Spotlight By Proposing New Twist On Medicaid Drug Coverage

In an effort to reduce drug costs and increase efficiency, Massachusetts is seeking federal approval to implement a new approach to how the state’s Medicaid program covers prescription medications.

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Displaced Puerto Ricans Face Obstacles Getting Health Care

Many have complicated questions about whether their Medicaid or Medicare coverage can shift to their new homes. And for those seeking private insurance, using the ACA’s insurance marketplaces will likely be a new experience.

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FDA Raids Florida Stores That Consumers Use To Buy Drugs From Canada

The federal agents warned store owners that importing drugs from foreign countries is illegal and that those helping “administer” such medicines could face penalties.

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Canadians Root For An Underdog U.S. Health Policy Idea

This controversial center created by the Affordable Care Act has a Canadian fan base even as it is at risk in the U.S.

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Health Giant Sutter Destroys Evidence In Crucial Antitrust Case Over High Prices

“‘Fingers crossed’ that I haven’t authorized something the FTC will hunt me down for,” a staffer wrote after destroying the documents. Sutter, a huge Northern California Health system with 24 hospitals, said it destroyed them by mistake.

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