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Insurers begin to adapt to health reform law

May 21, 2011
In order to pay for the coverage they'll have to provide for those with preexisting conditions, health insurance companies have been trying to raise premiums by double-digits. Come fall, they won't be able to without approval.
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Canadian and Danish researchers link video game playing to snacking

May 20, 2011
WHAT? How could there be a correlation?! Why it boggles the--...
Posted In: duh magazine, Health, video games

Zombie preparedness information unavailable, top BRAAAAAINS working on it

May 20, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control decided to have a little fun and they posted information on their blog about what to do in the event of an outbreak...
Posted In: Health, medicine, zombies

Ford adapts dashboard to monitor driver health

May 19, 2011
Ford unveils prototypes for using infotainment system in cars to alert diabetic drivers to low sugar levels and track pollen for allergy sufferers.
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WellPoint ties increases to hospital outcomes

May 16, 2011
The giant insurer will boost annual payments to only those hospitals that deliver "quality care."
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Exchanging virus samples for vaccine access

May 16, 2011
The World Health Organization will meet today to discuss a treaty that will increase access of essential vaccines to developing countries in exchange for important tissue samples.
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What's in a drug name?

May 12, 2011
Potentially billions can go into naming a drug. Which is why pharmaceutical companies spend lots of money trying to land just the right arrangements of consonants and vowels.
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Re-evaluating Masschusett's health care reform

May 12, 2011
Mitt Romney will address health care reform in a speech today. As governor, he shepherded a law in Massachusetts that requires all residents to have health insurance, but today is expected to distance himself from the law and call for a repeal to Obamacare.
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Health care reform, New Orleans-style

May 11, 2011
Hurricane Katrina wiped out all the public hospitals in New Orleans, and gave the city a rare chance to rebuild in a new way.
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FDA cracks down on artificial hip-makers

May 11, 2011
The FDA has ordered 20 makers of certain types of artificial hips to further study the implants, even though they've already been approved.
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