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Menthol escapes FDA ban

Mar 23, 2011
An FDA advisory panel says menthols are harmful, but shouldn't be pulled from the market.
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The public perception of health care reform

Mar 23, 2011
Kaiser Family Foundation president Drew Altman speaks about the state of public sentiment regarding the health care law, one year after it was passed.
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Health care law turns one

Mar 22, 2011
It has been a year since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act. Many of the changes won't take place until 2014, but for some, the groundwork is being laid now. A new crop of health care co-ops are being planned that could bring together insurance companies and doctors to increase care and reduce costs.
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Health care law turns a year old

Mar 21, 2011
President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law last March. The law call for big changes -- too big for some businesses.
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Debating health care policies for undocumented immigrants

Mar 21, 2011
Under the health care reform, individual policies will be more affordable, but illegal immigrants are still exempt from using them.
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Nerd contest aims to predict when people will go to the hospital

Mar 16, 2011
California physicians group Heritage Provider Network Inc. is holding a contest to find an algorithm that can "best predict when people are likely...
Posted In: business, geek chow, Health

Iodide pill is hot commodity as nuclear concerns escalate

Mar 15, 2011
Fires at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have caused a run on potassium iodide tablets, one method of protection from exposure to radiation. But many are finding the tablets hard to come by.
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Apple store becomes hub in Tokyo

Mar 15, 2011
Interesting news from an anonymous Apple employee sent to Digg founder Kevin Rose. Apparently people stranded from the disaster in Japan are...
Posted In: apple, business, Health, Japan, world

The complications of health reform's accountable care organizations

Mar 11, 2011
The health reform law will be encouraging doctors, hospitals and insurance companies to work together in caring for Medicare patients through what are called accountable care organizations. But will they work?
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