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The Affordable Care Act in Kentucky, one year later

One year ago, Michael Stillman, M.D., and his colleague, Monalisa Tailor, M.D., both physicians with the University of Louisville Department of Medicine, wrote a New England Journal of Medicine "Perspective" article about ...

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Hacking health care

For as long as she can remember, Andrea Ippolito has known that she wanted to be an engineer.

Nov 19, 2014
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Pioneering paths to healing

Medical marijuana is considered so cutting-edge it's not yet legal in 27 states. The state of Connecticut became one the first to legalize medicinal cannabis sales, passing legislation two years ago that ...

Nov 19, 2014
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Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse

Immigrants are baffled by what looks like an obvious lapse on the government's health insurance website: There is no clear way to upload a copy of a green card.

Nov 19, 2014
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Russian doctors protest as reforms threaten jobs

Russian doctors have taken to the streets in a rare protest as thousands are set to lose their jobs and dozens of hospitals are due to shut in Moscow in controversial moves to modernise the creaking health system.

Nov 18, 2014
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Health care

Health care, or healthcare, refers to the treatment and management of illness, and the preservation of health through services offered by the medical, dental, pharmaceutical, clinical laboratory sciences (in vitro diagnostics), nursing, and allied health professions. Health care embraces all the goods and services designed to promote health, including “preventive, curative and palliative interventions, whether directed to individuals or to populations”.

Before the term health care became popular, English-speakers referred to medicine or to the health sector and spoke of the treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

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