Health

Some state lawmakers seek to protect birth-control access

Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage ...

Health

What's next for the Obamacare insurance exchanges?

(HealthDay)—Americans who buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces could have fewer health plan choices and face new enrollment hurdles and cost pressures in 2018, health policy analysts say.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Would you take a free predictive test for Alzheimer's disease?

Three-quarters of people aged 65 and over in the US would take a test telling them they were going to develop Alzheimer's disease if such a test existed, according to research published in the open access journal Alzheimer's ...

Health

Palliative care improves quality of life, lessens symptoms

People living with serious illness who receive palliative care have better quality of life and fewer symptoms than those who don't receive palliative care, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney failure patients' advance directives are often inadequate

In a recent study, nearly half of kidney failure patients receiving dialysis had advance directives outlining their preferences related to end-of-life care, but only a very small minority of these directives addressed the ...

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