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Insurance equality? States push for cost-free vasectomies
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Insurance equality? States push for cost-free vasectomies

January 19th, 2017 | by Contributor
ALBANY, N.Y. — Call it contraception equality. Vasectomies, which are not covered under President Barack Obama’s health care law, are increasingly being included in state measures that would require insurers to...
Plastic surgeons often miss patients’ mental disorders
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Plastic surgeons often miss patients’ mental disorders

January 18th, 2017 | by Contributor
Nearly one in 10 patients seeking facial plastic surgery suffers from a mental illness that distorts their perception of physical defects, but doctors often don’t spot the problem, new research suggests. Researchers found...
These groups less likely to get high blood pressure treatment, study finds
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These groups less likely to get high blood pressure treatment, study finds

January 18th, 2017 | by Contributor
Black and Hispanic Americans are less likely than whites to get high blood pressure under control, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed data from nearly 8,800 adults who took part in the 2003-2012 U.S. National Health and...
Ticks carrying Lyme disease confirmed in 9 national parks
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Ticks carrying Lyme disease confirmed in 9 national parks

January 18th, 2017 | by Contributor
Planning a hiking trip in an eastern U.S. national park? Better pack tick repellent — a new study found these parks are home to ticks that carry Lyme disease. Blacklegged ticks — also known as deer ticks —...
Patients socked by “surprise” medical bills
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Patients socked by “surprise” medical bills

January 18th, 2017 | by Contributor
January 17, 2017, 6:46 PM| More than one in five emergency room patients face what are called “surprise medical bills,” even though they went to an in-network hospital. They discover they were treated and billed by...
Second death in California likely linked to meningitis
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Second death in California likely linked to meningitis

January 17th, 2017 | by Contributor
Officials say a second person in the San Francisco Bay Area may have died from bacterial meningitis within a week, CBS affiliate KPIX reports. Laura Delmond, 53, was spotted last Tuesday sitting upright in the back of a San...