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Cancer patients need fair access to treatments

Cancer patients need fair access to treatments

Cancer knows no bounds. It is the “Emperor of All Maladies,” as Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee noted in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title. It affects everyone in its path, regardless of race, color, ...
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DC power couple Jack and Susanna Quinn recovering from surgeries

DC power couple Jack and Susanna Quinn recovering from surgeries

Washington power couple Jack and Susanna Quinn are receiving well-wishes and prayers this weekend as both recover from surgeries. Friends have revealed that Susanna Quinn underwent emergency cancer treatment just after her husband received a ...
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HHS Secretary Alex Azar doesn't want drug access to become an equation

HHS Secretary Alex Azar doesn't want drug access to become an equation

On April 8, at a Harvard Medical School forum hosted by Pioneer Institute, President Trump’s secretary of health and human services was asked whether it was advisable for state Medicaid programs to use “cost-effectiveness reviews” ...
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State Republicans can either tighten vaccine laws or have blood on their hands

State Republicans can either tighten vaccine laws or have blood on their hands

One of the lazier rhetorical tropes to enter modern political discourse is of the "people will die!" variety. Remember when net neutrality was going to kill us all? And how about those fatal tax cuts? ...
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EPA aims to 'close the door' on companies using asbestos

EPA aims to 'close the door' on companies using asbestos

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule Wednesday that officials say will “close the door” on potential new uses of the dangerous chemical asbestos. The rule, first proposed last August, requires companies to get ...
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After ‘Game of Thrones,’ why Emilia Clarke is here to stay

After ‘Game of Thrones,’ why Emilia Clarke is here to stay

Emilia Clarke is having a moment, and not just thanks to “Game of Thrones.” Clarke, who is best known for playing Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO show, just made Time magazine’s list of 2019’s 100 ...
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Anti-vaxx organization sues New York over measles vaccine mandate

Anti-vaxx organization sues New York over measles vaccine mandate

An anti-vaccination organization filed a lawsuit against Williamsburg in Brooklyn, N.Y. this week over the local mandate that requires a round of measles shots for residents in the area. The Children's Health Defense, an anti-vaccination ...
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No, moderate drinking is not as bad for you as smoking

No, moderate drinking is not as bad for you as smoking

Do you think enjoying half a glass of wine per day poses the equivalent health risk of smoking two packs of cigarettes a month? Well that’s what a new report published in BMC Public Health ...
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One woman's path to 'profound gratitude' for life after her husband suffered a major brain injury

One woman's path to 'profound gratitude' for life after her husband suffered a major brain injury

On the outside, the Maslins have a fairly typical life for a family of four. Days begin early for preparing for school and work, packing lunches, and getting out the door on time. Abigail, an ...
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AOC claims social media is a ‘public health risk,’ causes ‘addiction’

AOC claims social media is a ‘public health risk,’ causes ‘addiction’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., claimed in a new interview that social media is a “public health risk” posing many negative effects, including “depression” and “addiction.” “Social media poses a public health risk to everybody,” Ocasio-Cortez ...
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New competition for Title X funds means women no longer have to go to abortion clinics for healthcare

New competition for Title X funds means women no longer have to go to abortion clinics for healthcare

News that Planned Parenthood lost a few million dollars to a pro-life healthcare company has sent a shockwave through an abortion industry that, up to now, had a virtual monopoly in Title X family planning ...
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Ground beef sickens people in 6 states: CDC

Ground beef sickens people in 6 states: CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that ground beef caused a multistate outbreak of E. coli, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is investigating. Although the ...
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