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  • Eastern Pennsylvania and Allegheny County lead Obamacare enrollments statewide

    Eastern Pennsylvania and Allegheny County lead Obamacare enrollments statewide
    Looking to enroll people in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, government and volunteer agencies headed to the state's population centers. The effort paid off. Newly released data on enrollment of individuals who signed up during the...
  • Maryland health clinics receive federal grants

    Maryland health clinics receive federal grants
    Federal health officials have awarded $3.5 million in Affordable Care Act funds to 14 community health centers in Maryland. The money will go to hire 60 new workers, expand hours and increase access to primary care. The money will also go to expand...
  • Brain study hints at how fibromyalgia works

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Brain scans show that people with the pain disorder fibromyalgia react differently to what others would consider non-painful sights and sounds, new research suggests. The small new study provides clues to what might be...
  • HHS says 700,000 have lost insurance coverage since May

    WASHINGTON Roughly 700,000 of the more than 8 million people who enrolled in marketplace health insurance plans have lost their coverage, Medicare administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified Thursday before Congress. Her surprise disclosure came during a...
  • U.S. says 7.3 million with Obamacare health plans have paid premiums

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday said 7.3 million people were up to date on their monthly premiums for private health plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare law as of Aug. 15. Republicans have long sought the number...
  • Why research is biased against pot to focus on its harm and not its benefits

    Is America's scientific research biased to focus on the harmful effects of drugs? That was one of the questions at the heart of a congressional hearing this summer seeking to understand more comprehensively the scientific evidence related to marijuana....
  • Insurers coming back for Obamacare

    As the Affordable Care Act prepared to launch in 2013, one of the big unknowns was how insurance companies would take to the new marketplace: Would they embrace the opportunity to insure a group of largely uninsured working people, or would they avoid the...
  • U.S. government health agency sees 25 percent increase in Obamacare insurers

    (Reuters) - The number of insurers offering individual health plans on the Obamacare exchanges will increase about 25 percent in 2015 and that should keep down prices, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday in a report. More...
  • Florida Hospital surgeon issues call to urgency on skin cancer

    Florida Hospital surgeon issues call to urgency on skin cancer
    There are environmental factors to consider, Rhonda Harmon noted, but also two simple explanations: people love spending time at the beach, and in our culture, some equate beauty with a really great tan. “Most people, I think it’s fair to...
  • State Presents An Unflattering Profile

    If Connecticut were a high school student, she might be considered an aloof teenager with a generous allowance and a drug problem. That's the image, anyway, that recent surveys are giving this state. A snapshot: Living well. A new federal report shows...
  • Why you should read food labels carefully

    Why you should read food labels carefully
    You may associate reading nutrition labels with trying to lose weight, but the truth is, reading food labels is an important practice for everyone. Understanding all the components of a label can be a bit tricky, but once you know what you’re...