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Smoke-free air policies seem to protect the heart

A new study on the impact of Michigan's statewide smoking ban adds to mounting evidence that policies prohibiting tobacco smoking in workplaces and other public spaces may substantially improve public health by reducing heart ...

Mar 27, 2014
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Medical groups question price of new hep C drug

An innovative hepatitis C drug that was only recently hailed as a breakthrough treatment is facing skepticism from some health care experts, as they consider whether it is worth the $1,000-a-pill price set by manufacturer ...

Mar 11, 2014
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Experts call for prison health improvements

The very premise of prison invites members of society to think of the people there as walled-off and removed. But more than 95 percent of prisoners will return to the community, often carrying significant health burdens and ...

Mar 03, 2014
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Older Americans are early winners under health law

The quest for health care has been one obstacle after another for many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and ...

Feb 17, 2014
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