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Updates on Federal Services During the Government Shutdown

The House and Senate have failed to reach an agreement on a continuing resolution and triggered a federal government shutdown. The Department of Health and Human Services Released a Contingency … Continue reading 

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MD Anderson: Versatile microRNAs choke off cancer blood supply, suppress metastasis

A new study released today by MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas shows that a family of microRNAs (miR-200) blocks cancer progression by cutting off the tumor’s ability to build … Continue reading 

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Medicare Open Enrollment

The Medicare Open enrollment period is when all people with Medicare can make changes to their coverage, including prescription drug coverage,  for 2013.  Enrollment opened October 15th and will close on December 7, … Continue reading 

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Chemo: IV vs. Pills, A Matter of Cost in Your State

Michelle Andrews of Kaiser Health News talks about health insurance companies’ coverage of chemotherapy. Watch the clip here.

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New Study Shows Medicaid Expansion Reduces Mortality Rates

In a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that residents of states with expanded Medicaid coverage will likely live longer, have better access to … Continue reading 

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