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The Uninsured Rate Is Rising Again Print E-mail
Written by Jeffrey Herschler   
Monday, 23 October 2017 11:17
 
Jeffrey Young reports for The Huffington Post on Oct. 20, 2017:

The national uninsured rate has started climbing back up amid higher costs for health insurance and uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, according to Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index survey findings released Friday. The Gallup report doesn't include data proving the causes of the uptick in the number of uninsured, but the likeliest explanation includes a mix of factors that include shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace itself, and actions taken by President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress.  
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 23 October 2017 11:39
 
The Drug Industry's Triumph Over the DEA Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 16 October 2017 17:57

opioid-drugs-medicare Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein report on Oct. 15, 2017:

Amid a targeted lobbying effort, Congress weakened the DEA's ability to go after drug distributors, even as opioid-related deaths continued to rise, a Washington Post and 60 Minutes investigation finds.

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Last Updated on Friday, 20 October 2017 17:37
 
Cancer and obesity Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 09 October 2017 16:31

A Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) post dated 10/3/17 examines the relationship between cancer and obesity:

Overweight and obesity are associated with at least 13 different types of cancer. These cancers make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed. About 2 in 3 occur in adults 50-74 years old. Most types of these cancers associated with overweight and obesity increased from 2005-2014. More than half of Americans don't know that overweight and obesity can increase their risk for cancer. Many things are associated with cancer, but avoiding tobacco use and keeping a healthy weight are among the most important things people can do to lower their risk of getting cancer.
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 09 October 2017 17:16
 
Sponsor Showcase Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 00:00
 
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 13:20
 


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