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Challenges remain, even after the 'Doc Fix' gets fixed

Mar 26, 2015
Doctors will need new IT infrastructure to deal with proposed changes.
Posted In: Medicare, Congress, Health

Chris Borland retires from NFL, citing brain concerns

Mar 17, 2015
The 49ers linebacker is 24 years old, with no serious head injuries yet.
Posted In: NFL, football, Health

Feds want fewer anti-psychotics prescribed to seniors

Mar 2, 2015
Heavily marketed to treat patients with dementia, drugs can lead to death
Posted In: Health, health care, prescription drugs, elder care, dementia
The Baker Hughes rigs count, once considered an important indicator of the health of the energy and drilling industries, may no longer be relevant.

This oil rig count may no longer be relevant

Feb 20, 2015
The Baker Hughes Rig Count gets much attention. Does it still reflect oil production?
Posted In: drilling, Health, energy, big oil
A woman is given an instant HIV/AIDS test.

Striving to get to 'HIV zero'

Jan 22, 2015
Washington, D.C., and other cities are making inroads against spread of HIV/AIDS.
Posted In: HIV, AIDS, disease, Health
Computer screen displays website for Healthcare.gov.

Do workplace wellness programs work?

Jan 13, 2015
Worker wellness is a $6 billion industry, but there's little evidence it improves health or saves money.
Posted In: wellness programs, companies, incentives, Health

A fitness tracking app that will lower your deductible

Dec 2, 2014
In Massachusetts, working out can benefit your body and your bank account.
Posted In: exercise, deduction, Health, health tracking
A Starbucks counter displays calorie information on muffins in New York City.

Does caloric transparency change behavior?

Nov 25, 2014
New FDA rules require more food sellers to reveal number of calories in what they sell.
Posted In: FDA, Health, calorie
McDonald's french fries sit under a heat lamp at a restaurant in San Francisco.

McDonald's is not lovin' GMO potato

Nov 20, 2014
McDonald's appears to agree with customers who see new FDA-approved genetically modified potato as unhealthy.
Posted In: GMOS, McDonald's, Health, nutrition

Trying to outrun aging

Nov 18, 2014
Researchers are optimistic about recent efforts to delay the effects of aging and, perhaps, extend life spans.
Posted In: elderly, aging, Health, fountain of youth

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