• Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace begins this week
Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace begins this week

A deductible is the amount of money you have to pay out of pocket until your insurance company starts picking up the claims. Gavin Southwell, the CEO of AgileHealthInsurance.com 's parent company, HIIQ , commented, "For consumers in need of health insurance , the elimination of the tax penalty and broadening of the maximum duration of short te...

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  • Free flu shot drive-thru clinics planned in Douglas County
Free flu shot drive-thru clinics planned in Douglas County

Last year saw the highest overall influenza rates and the greatest number of outbreaks in long-term care facilities and hospitals in the last 15 years, according to VCH medical health officer Dr. As it does every year, the flu has arrived in Texas. Antibiotics don't work against viruses. You may experience a few mild symptoms after getting a flu ...

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  • Spinal electrical implants helps three paralyzed men walk
Spinal electrical implants helps three paralyzed men walk

Stimulation of the spinal cord using implanted pulse generator has allowed three men to regain control of their leg muscles and walk again with some assistance. Bloch compared the targeted stimulation to the precision of a Swiss watch. But that did not take long. Within one week of starting the study, all the participants could walk using body weig...

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  • Budget 2018: New 'Digital Services Tax' could hit Wiggle-CRC
Budget 2018: New 'Digital Services Tax' could hit Wiggle-CRC

While the details of the new tax will be out after the government consults experts in the field the tax will be created to ensure it is established tech giants - rather than local tech start-ups shoulder the burden of this new tax. "At some point, we will need to pay more tax if we are to continue to increase spending on the NHS like this", M...

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  • Lewisville nurse, a breast cancer survivor, shares his story
Lewisville nurse, a breast cancer survivor, shares his story

That's advice she has for other people going through breast cancer treatment. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, undergoing treatment and eventually living cancer free for 4.5 years, the unthinkable happened - her breast cancer had returned and metastasized (or spread), to her pancreas, liver and right lung.

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  • 9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak
9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak

The new diagnosis brings the total number of cases at the facility to 25. Twenty-five children have been sickened in the outbreak, as has one staff member at the facility. At the hospital, the state health department earlier said it found four Acinetobacter baumannii cases since October 1. The CDC is also investigating the outbreak.

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  • Sacramento Kings Bring Breast Cancer Awareness to the Court
Sacramento Kings Bring Breast Cancer Awareness to the Court

Almost 60 per cent patients with breast cancers are diagnosed in advanced stages. "You have breast cancer". In addition to the contribution, BMT will offer informational brochures at all their banking locations. "We were able to freeze embryos before I started chemotherapy", she says. "It was hard to lose my hair", she said. For this reason the...

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  • Eating Organic Foods Can Help Cut Cancer Risk, New Study Finds
Eating Organic Foods Can Help Cut Cancer Risk, New Study Finds

By the follow-up, 1,340 cancers had developed, including the following, which were the most prevalent: 459 breast cancers , 180 prostate cancers , 135 skin cancers, 99 colorectal cancers, 47 non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and 15 other lymphomas.

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  • 5th suspected case of rare muscle-weakening illness being investigated in MA
5th suspected case of rare muscle-weakening illness being investigated in MA

So far, cases have been confirmed across 22 states. The average age of patients confirmed to have the condition is just 4 years old, and more than 90% of cases overall occur in children 18 and younger, according to Dr. Sunita Venkateswaran, a pediatric neurogologist with the children's hospital. But there are many enteroviruses, and they usually...

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  • 6 children dead from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey
6 children dead from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

The strain afflicting the children is usually associated with acute respiratory illness, according to the CDC , which on its website instructs health workers to report unusual clusters to state or local health departments. The Health Department didn't release the ages of the victims or address the severity of the illness in the other dozen cases. ...

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  • Rochdale Borough Council wears it pink for breast cancer
Rochdale Borough Council wears it pink for breast cancer

It is also alarming to know that the Philippines has the highest incidence of breast cancer in Asia with three out of 100 Filipino women are at risk of getting it in their lifetime. Organizations like Planned Parenthood Federation of America offer a variety of health services that are easily accessible and affordable. "For a very long time, our...

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  • Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Democrats 'too extreme'
Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Democrats 'too extreme'

Shalala is running against Republican and journalist Maria Elvira Salazar in Florida's 27th congressional district in the 2018 midterm elections - and Shalala now takes a 7-point average lead . He won Nevada in his 2008 and 2012 campaigns, and Democrat Hillary Clinton carried the state by 2 percentage points over Trump in 2016. The president w...

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  • Novartis to buy cancer drug firm Endocyte for $2.1bn
Novartis to buy cancer drug firm Endocyte for $2.1bn

The transaction was unanimously approved by the board of directors of Endocyte, but it is still subject to Endocyte stockholder and regulatory approvals. Separately, Novartis raised the lower end of its forecast for sales growth for the year, saying that annual sales will rise by a mid-single-digit percentage.

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  • Flu jab should be mandatory for frontline health staff
Flu jab should be mandatory for frontline health staff

According to National Public Radio (NPR), "every year, about 1 in 4 college students get the flu". The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want to remind you that 80,000 people died from influenza a year ago. Of the few influenza A samples that were subtyped, 22.2% were H3N2 and 75% were 2009 H1N1. Scientists found no loss in the amount of...

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  • Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken
Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken

The outbreak strain has been identified in samples taken from raw chicken pet food, raw chicken products, and live chickens. The CDC said the outbreak started in January, and more people have tested positive for this strain through September.

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  • CDC: 127 suspected and confirmed cases of polio-like condition
CDC: 127 suspected and confirmed cases of polio-like condition

A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. This year a total of 127 cases of AFM have been confirmed or are under investigation in the United States, according to the CDC .

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  • Kansas records its first flu death of the season
Kansas records its first flu death of the season

The CDC recommends all people ages 6 months and older get vaccinated. State health officials say the unidentified child died during the week ending October 6, the first week of this year's season, and was otherwise healthy. Influenza causes approximately 12,000 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada every year. The vaccine protects ...

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  • United States health officials alarmed over paralysing polio-like disease affecting children
United States health officials alarmed over paralysing polio-like disease affecting children

AFM symptoms include sudden muscle weakness in the arms or legs, sometimes following a respiratory illness. Enterovirus (EV) D68, a virus from the same family as polio , is the leading suspect, having been closely linked to the 2014 outbreak, Pardo-Villamizar said.

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  • Two Mass. children contracted rare muscle-weakness syndrome this year, officials say
Two Mass. children contracted rare muscle-weakness syndrome this year, officials say

Symptoms include arm and leg weakness, loss of muscle tone and reflexes, in addition to facial drooping or weakness, difficulty moving the eyes, drooping eyelids, difficulty with swallowing or slurred speech. In 2016, there were 149 cases. The average age of those afflicted is 4, and 90 percent of those with AFM are 18 or younger. Because the di...

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  • Spike reported nationwide in cases of baffling paralysis in children
Spike reported nationwide in cases of baffling paralysis in children

Since the condition was first recognized by CDC in 2014, the agency has confirmed 362 cases. But she stressed that despite the increase in cases, the illness is still very rare, occurring in fewer than 1 in a million people in the US each year.

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