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A guide to understanding the cost of health care

To be an informed health care consumer means you now have to do your homework before purchasing health services. Patients utilizing healthcare today are being asked to take on a new role with a whole new set of responsibilities: Informed ...

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L.A. gas leak could lead to California blackouts this summer

Dean Musgrove/AP Energy officials say a natural gas well blowout last year that crippled a major energy supply for Southern California could lead to blackouts this summer. LOS ANGELES — A massive natural gas well blowout last year that crippled ...

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Average American will eat 3,000 PB&J sandwiches in lifetime

[embedded content] In honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly day, a new survey reveals Americans will devour a whopping 2,984 PB&J sandwiches in their lifetime — that stacks up to be taller than the iconic Statue of Liberty. According ...

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Texas toddler dies after her dental procedure

A 14-month-old Texas girl died after receiving treatment in her Austin dentist’s office Tuesday morning, officials said. Daisy Lynn Torres died around two hours after an emergency crew drove her to the hospital from Austin Children’s Dentistry, officials in the ...

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Mobile platform Talkspace is the 'Future of Therapy'

An ad showing Freud in Google Glass says it all. The father of psychotherapy is the past, the high-tech gadget is today and the image is for Talkspace’s April 5 conference on the “Future of Therapy.” If anyone knows how ...

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Indiana governor signs fetal defects abortion ban into law

Chad Ryan/AP Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law Thursday. INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday making Indiana the second state to ban abortions because of fetal genetic abnormalities such as Down ...

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Is there a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer?

Dr. David Samadi says recent cases have pushed us to reexamine whether there’s a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. Recent headlines have pointed to baby powder as a cause of ovarian cancer. Although the debate over whether or ...

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Lead poisoning crisis isn’t limited to Flint, Mich.

Brett Carlsen/Getty Images A Flint, Mich., father comforts his young daughter after she has her blood drawn to be tested for lead following the city’s water contamination crisis. Lady Gaga recently sang a powerful song at the Oscar’s about empathy ...

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CDC calls for new guidelines on opioids to reduce risks

Rich Pedroncelli/ASSOCIATED PRESS Some of the opioids on the market which the government wants doctors to drastically curtail giving to patients because 40 Americans die every day from overdoses. The CDC is telling doctors to knock it off with all ...

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A patient's guide to high-deductible health care plans

iofoto/Getty Images/iStockphoto In a rapidly changing landscape, patients are absorbing the bulk of healthcare costs up front until they hit their deductible. The shift is changing the way people use and shop for healthcare. Healthcare consumers today are facing a ...

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