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Trump isn’t letting Obamacare die; he’s trying to kill it

Trump isn’t letting Obamacare die; he’s trying to kill it

Early on the morning of July 28, Republicans were dealt a surprising blow when Sen. John McCain (R-AR), along with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski ...

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A lesson in senatorial bedside manner

A lesson in senatorial bedside manner

With Senator John McCain’s heroic return and Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote on a health care bill July 25, Senate Republicans managed to cobble together 51 ...

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Concerned about concussions and brain injuries? 4 essential reads

Concerned about concussions and brain injuries? 4 essential reads

Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories about concussions, including advice on how to recognize symptoms and explanations of why they can be so ...

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The US health economy is big, but is it better?

The US health economy is big, but is it better?

The U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world. So why does it underperform relative to many peer countries by most measures? While the Affordable Care ...

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Glioblastoma, a formidable foe, faces a ‘reservoir of resilience’ in McCain

Glioblastoma, a formidable foe, faces a ‘reservoir of resilience’ in McCain

As a naval aviator, John McCain was shot down during the Vietnam War and spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war. He received inadequate medical care for injuries ...

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The hidden extra costs of living with a disability

The hidden extra costs of living with a disability

Disability is often incorrectly assumed to be rare. However, global estimates suggest than one in seven adults has some form of disability. The term “disability” covers ...

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How killing the ACA could lead to more opioid deaths in West Virginia and other Trump states

How killing the ACA could lead to more opioid deaths in West Virginia and other Trump states

President Trump spoke at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on July 24, joining a long list of presidents who have spoken to the huge meeting of Boy Scouts, ...

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Who’s avoiding sex, and why

Who’s avoiding sex, and why

Sex has a strong influence on many aspects of well-being: it is one of our most basic physiological needs. Sex feeds our identity and is a core element of our social life. ...

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Warnings on US cigarette packs not as effective as those in other countries

Warnings on US cigarette packs not as effective as those in other countries

Cigarette smoke contains more than 9,000 chemicals, including more than 60 carcinogens. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are 93 harmful and ...

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As academic hospitals lower mortality rates, should insurers reconsider excluding them?

As academic hospitals lower mortality rates, should insurers reconsider excluding them?

A comprehensive new study has found that major teaching hospitals in the United States outperformed non-teaching hospitals in the most important of all health care ...

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