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Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?

Federal officials have recommended a vaccine against shingles that is more effective than an earlier version at protecting older adults from the painful rash. But persuading many adults to get this and other recommended shots continues to be an uphill battle, health providers say. " 'I'm healthy; I'

NPR - 2018-03-20 09:00:12

Primary day in Illinois: Will moderates bite the dust in both parties?

Incumbents in both parties are attempting to fend off major challenges from upstart candidates in a set of Illinois primaries on Tuesday that could have major implications ahead of the midterm elections this fall. Notably, for both the Democratic and Republican incumbents, abortion appears to be the

SALON - 2018-03-20 08:59:30

Privacy pitfalls of AI-driven health care hard to ignore

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Artificial intelligence may provide a world of convenience when it comes to suggesting which purchases an Amazon user might want to next make, or what song titles a Pandora listener might also enjoy clicking. But when it comes to AI in the health field, America should tread careful

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-20 08:24:23

Why average costs of living are increasing in the US - and 5 ways to live better for less

It might sound strange, but rising prices aren't always bad. If you owe someone money, for example, inflation can be your friend - since you get to repay your debt with less valuable dollars than the ones you borrowed. Then again, if prices rise faster than wages, your money buys you a lower quality

MIC - 2018-03-20 00:56:01

Mississippi's only abortion clinic sues state over nation's most restrictive ban

Mississippi's only abortion clinic sued state officials within an hour of the governor signing the country's most restrictive abortion ban into law, The Associated Press reported Monday. The Jackson Women's Health Organization, along with one of the physicians that works for the clinic, sued in fede

THE HILL - 2018-03-20 00:36:08

Congress struggles to meet deadline for government funding bill

Reuters. FILE PHOTO - People walk by the U.S. Capitol building in Washington By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress, facing a Friday midnight deadline, toiled on Monday to finish writing a $1.2 trillion bill to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, as several thorny issue

INVESTING.COM - 2018-03-20 00:31:19

Abortion impasse may shut down effort to reduce premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) - The polarizing politics of abortion have burst into the congressional budget debate, overwhelming bipartisan efforts to help millions of consumers who buy their own health insurance policies get relief from soaring premiums. On Monday, Senate and House Republicans released their la

FOX30JAX.COM - 2018-03-20 00:22:07

Sen. Mike Lee: Americans Don't Want Obamacare Bailouts

The Republican Congress that was elected to repeal Obamacare is now considering bailing it out. It shouldn't. Earlier this month, America's Health Insurance Plans, the lobbying arm of the health insurance industry, sent a letter to the Republican leadership demanding billions of dollars in new subsi

WESTERNJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-19 23:38:09

AMA: We're helping to end overdose epidemic

Physicians today are providing the leadership to help end the nation's opioid-related overdose and death epidemic. As medical professionals, we go where the evidence leads us. And here are some of the things we've found. Patients in pain deserve our compassion and care. But our patients tell us that

USA TODAY - 2018-03-19 23:12:29

House leaves out ObamaCare fix from must-pass funding bill

ObamaCare payments aimed at lowering premiums will not be included in the House's government funding bill, in a significant defeat for backers of the effort. Multiple GOP lawmakers leaving a conference meeting held Monday evening to discuss the ominibus funding bill said the payments are not being

THE HILL - 2018-03-19 23:01:46

Cramer Remix: It's not too late to sell and raise cash

Controversies were all over the place in Monday's tape, from Facebook to Uber to the banks, so CNBC's Jim Cramer offered investors some advice on how to navigate the madness. "The problem is that the controversies are real; they're not faux concerns, which would make this kind of sell-off an easier,

CNBC - 2018-03-19 22:59:49

Wynne Liberals target hospital wait times, mental health in throne speech

Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks during question period at Queen's Park in Toronto, Ont. on Tuesday September 12, 2017. Dave Abel/Toronto Sun TORONTO - The final budget before a looming provincial election will offer measures to cut hospital wait times, lower child-care costs and expand mental-health s

OTTAWA SUN - 2018-03-19 22:57:59

Cigna CEO on Express Scripts deal: More than a pharmacy acquisition, 'this is a broadening of capabilities'

Cigna's $67 billion deal to buy pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts is less of a routine acquisition than an expansion of what Cigna can already do, Cigna CEO David Cordani told CNBC. When asked why Cigna, a massive health services provider, agreed to buy Express Scripts while developing its o

CNBC - 2018-03-19 22:47:35

Trump focuses on law enforcement side of opioid rollout

Donald Trump visited Manchester Community College on Monday to discuss measures the administration will take to combat the opioid crisis including a call for drug traffickers to face the death penalty in cases of fatal opioid overdoses. "If we don't get tough on the drug dealers we're wasting our ti

CBS NEWS - 2018-03-19 22:35:07

Plan could add multiple sweeping veterans reform measures to must-pass omnibus budget bill

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers are hoping to attach a year's worth of Veterans Affairs reform measures to the omnibus federal budget bill due early this week, in the hopes of adding another round of wins on veterans policies to the must-pass spending legislation. Included in the bipartisan proposal are we

MILITARYTIMES - 2018-03-19 22:30:34

Mississippi bans abortions at 15 weeks, earliest in the nation

(CNN) With a swipe of a pen Monday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law a bill that prevents women from getting abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. His state, effective immediately, now holds the distinction of having the earliest abortion ban in the nation. "I was proud to sign House B

CNN - 2018-03-19 22:17:27

Overnight Health Care: Trump vows tougher borders to fight opioids | Senate considers vote to add ObamaCare fix to spending bill | Anti-abortion clinics take First Amendment case to high court

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truthWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by RussiansShulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VAMORE vowed on Monday to toughen the country's borders as a way to fight the o

THE HILL - 2018-03-19 22:17:17

Senate considers vote to add ObamaCare fix to spending bill

The Senate is considering holding a vote on adding an ObamaCare stabilization measure into a must-pass government funding bill in order to get lawmakers on record on the issue. The ObamaCare proposal is in serious jeopardy amid a dispute between the parties over abortion restrictions in the new fund

THE HILL - 2018-03-19 22:01:19

Aggressive deregulation is the key for competition-based, health-care reform

Contrary to the prevailing narrative, health care reform is alive and progressing. The public may only hear about a bungling Congress that cannot repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a law that is already imploding on its own. This administration continues to implement strategic deregulation

THE HILL - 2018-03-19 22:00:07

Those coupons people use for expensive meds are starting to count for less

Pharmaceutical companies and insurers are slugging it out over drug coupons, and the fight is likely to affect the prices people pay for their prescriptions. Coupons, which are used to get steep discounts, typically come in the form of cards that consumers get in drug ads or from doctors. Coupons he

MARKETPLACE.ORG - 2018-03-19 21:55:00