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Life expectancy in U.S. is falling amid surges in chronic illness

WebAn epidemic. of chronic illness is killing us too soon. The United States is failing at a fundamental mission — keeping people alive. After decades of progress, life …

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What’s the best diet

WebTo sort it all out, the National Institutes of Health is spending $189 million over five years and recruiting 10,000 adults. The goal of the study, called Nutrition for …

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How coronavirus spread around the world

WebThat virus would slowly reveal its secrets — and proceed to shut down much of the planet, killing more than 2.5 million people in the most disruptive global health …

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Heart health, women and the limits of exercise

WebHeart disease remains the No. 1 killer of American women -- and the risk extends to women like my friend Anne, who by all appearances was in great shape. I …

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They’re young and athletic. They’re also ill with a condition called

WebBy Ariana Eunjung Cha. April 10, 2024 at 5:00 a.m. EDT. A catcher for the women’s softball team at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla., was diagnosed …

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Amid coronavirus pandemic, excess deaths from heart disease, …

WebAnd in a separate excess deaths analysis, the CDC estimated that since Feb. 1, between about 20,000 and 49,000 more people have died of all non-covid-19 causes …

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CDC plans to drop five-day covid isolation guidelines

WebBack then, health officials cut the recommended isolation period for people with asymptomatic coronavirus from 10 days to five because they worried essential …

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Analysis Providers’ health hack pain isn’t going away

WebProviders’ health hack pain isn’t going away. A newsletter briefing on the health-care policy debate in Washington. Good morning! Looks like we made it – no, it’s …

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Former NIH director Collins on his prostate cancer, medical …

WebApril 12, 2024 at 6:00 a.m. EDT. Francis S. Collins, then the director of the National Institutes of Health, speaks in the White House Rose Garden in 2019. (Jabin …

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Why daylight saving time is worse for your body than standard time

Web2017. On Sunday, 48 states and the District of Columbia will reset their clocks and spring forward into daylight saving time. You’ll gain an extra hour of sunlight in the …

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Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue.

WebHe promotes a $35 price cap for the medication for Americans on Medicare — in White House speeches, campaign stops and even at non-health care events …

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Eliminate private insurance: Where 2020 Democrats stand

WebBackground Some current Medicare-for-all proposals, including those from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) virtually eliminate private insurance …

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Does sugar makes kids hyperactive, or is that a myth

WebA lot of parents swear that too much sugar makes their kids hyper. But experts say it’s the excitement of parties, or play dates or holiday festivities, not the sugar.

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How the anti-vaccine movement is gaining power in statehouses

WebDecember 22, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST. Fred Mills, the retiring Republican chairman of the Louisiana Senate’s health and welfare committee, said he fears that anti-vaccine …

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U.S. investigates alleged Medicare fraud scheme estimated at $2 …

WebFebruary 9, 2024 at 4:31 p.m. EST. The office building that houses Royce Medical Supply in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The company is among seven firms identified in an alleged scheme …

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Why news outlets and the U.N. rely on Gaza’s Health Ministry for …

WebOn Thursday, after a prolonged pause in updates amid communications blackouts, the ministry said in a statement that more than 13,300 people have been killed …

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MEDICARE ROADSHOWS DISPENSE BITTER RHETORIC

WebThe White House held a briefing Friday to argue that Clinton's proposal to save $124 billion in Medicare, almost entirely by cutting payments to hospitals and …

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Israeli strikes on southern Gaza city of Rafah kill 22, mostly …

WebRAFAH, Gaza Strip — Israeli strikes on the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight killed 22 people, including 18 children, health officials said Sunday, as the …

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Arizona Republicans scuttle effort to repeal 1864 abortion ban …

WebToday’s edition: Florida’s lawsuit challenging federal eligibility protections for children enrolled in public health insurance programs gets its day in court.A Republican …

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House bill would shine a light on federal prisons’ dark problems

WebApril 19, 2024 at 6:00 a.m. EDT. The seal of the Federal Bureau of Prisons at the entrance of the Federal Correctional Institution in Miami. (Marco Bello/Reuters) 5 …

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Opinion Who will ultimately pay for the Key Bridge disaster

WebApril 21, 2024 at 5:37 p.m. EDT. The stern of the Dali cargo ship and the collapsed Key Bridge are seen on April 16. (Wesley Lapointe for The Washington Post) …

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Venezuelans on mopeds are driving D.C.’s food delivery scene

WebAdvertisement. The Washington Post spoke with more than 15 Venezuelan moped drivers about their growing, not-so-underground economy. Delivering food for …

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Analysis As Israel-Iran clash cools, Gaza’s crisis remains

WebThe Palestinian death toll over more than six months of war between Israel and militant group Hamas climbed above 34,000 people, according to the Gaza Health …

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Michigan siblings killed after driver crashes through birthday party

WebAn 8-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother were killed when a suspected drunk driver plowed into a child’s birthday party at a Michigan boat club Saturday, in a …

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In D.C.’s Ward 7, a ‘generational’ race to replace council’s Vince Gray

WebThe decision about putting an NFL team at the RFK Stadium complex is one of the key issues in the race for D.C.'s Ward 7 council seat. (Craig Hudson for The …

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As states prohibits the use of county jails for migrants, ICE moves

WebMoshannon Valley Correctional Facility, a former federal prison owned by Geo Group, just reopened in Pennsylvania as a 1,994-bed detention facility, the largest in the …

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