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25 min ago | ABC News

Anthem, Hospitals Join to Offer New Insurance Plan

Insurer Anthem Blue Cross is joining with several prominent Southern California hospitals to offer a new type of health coverage plan it promises will provide high-quality medical care at affordable prices. The venture, to be called Vivity, brings together one of the nation's largest health insurers with such providers as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the UCLA Health System.

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Related Topix: California, Cedars Medical Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Health Insurance, Health

3 hrs ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

Prescription Drug Deaths Continue to Rise

15 issue of the Journal of Clinica... - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says deaths from opioid prescription painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin nearly quadrupled between 1999 and 2011. According to CDC data, there were 4,263 deaths linked to opioid drugs in 1999.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Control Group, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain

7 hrs ago | Chicago Cubs

Tekulve heads home after heart transplant surgery

Kent Tekulve, the submarine-throwing relief hero of the Pirates' last World Series championship, is at home recovering from Sept. 5 heart transplant surgery.

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Related Topix: Kidney Cancer, Health, Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Sports, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

11 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

16, 2014. . President Barack Obama, left, talks during a meeting with Emory University doctors and healthcare professionals at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

12 hrs ago | Science Daily

The benefits and dangers of supplements

From multivitamins to supplements that pledge to help with everything from depression to treating athlete's foot, whole stores are filled with these alternative medications. With so many options out there it can be difficult for patients to know what is beneficial or even where to start.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Loyola University Health System, Vitamin C, Supplement

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Coke, J&J join big companies behind new employee wellness push

Leaders of some of the biggest U.S. corporations, from Coca-Cola Co to Johnson & Johnson, unveiled a campaign on Tuesday to reduce the nation's healthcare costs, urging their peers to embrace wellness programs to improve employee health. The newly-formed group, called The CEO Council on Health and Innovation, said it came together "to lead the U.S. business community" in improving employee and community health and reducing costs.

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Related Topix: Food, J and J Snack Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Beverages, Biotech, CocaCola, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services

The York Daily Record

Severe respiratory illness confirmed in 12 states

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania together have 130 lab-confirmed cases. All are children.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Family, Kids

The New Rochelle Daily Voice

Seeing Again

Joe Vellone is a football fan. The retired Baldwin Place roofing contractor loves to watch the New York Jets on television, but that has become more and more difficult in recent years.

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Related Topix: Macular Degeneration, Westchester Medical Center, Hospital Administration

PhysOrg Weblog

Lilly, AstraZeneca team up on Alzheimer's drug

Eli Lilly and Co. plans to pay up to $500 million to fellow drugmaker AstraZeneca as part of a collaboration to develop and sell a potential Alzheimer's disease treatment that is in the early stages of clinical testing.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Biotech, Eli Lilly, Medicine

WFAA-TV Dallas

USA 12th in global well-being

Maybe there's something in Panama's water . In a new poll, the Central American country ranks first among 135 countries on subjective well-being.

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Related Topix: Healthways, Franklin, TN

Windsor Beacon

CDC: Prescription painkiller deaths slowing down

The numbers of deaths due to overdoses of prescription painkillers continue to rise but have slowed, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Atlanta-based health agency reports that deaths from such drugs climbed by 18% each year from 1999 through 2006, but rose by only 3% from 2007 through 2011.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Drugs

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KMIZ

Obama to assign 3,000 military personnel to fight Ebola

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to asses and amplify his government's response to two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria. On Tuesday, Obama will announce significant new U.S. efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic, which has moved quickly across the western part of Africa and sent governments there scrambling to respond.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine

CBS Local

Ala. Children Test Positive For Respiratory Virus

Officials from the Alabama Department of Public Health said Monday that four out of six specimens from Mobile County that were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tested positive for enterovirus D68. Officials say a fifth specimen tested positive for another Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say the virus has been reported more than 100 children across the country.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine

Evening Sun

APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges anti-trust and state law violations by Dublin-based Actavis PLC and New York subsidiary Forest Laboratories, which Actavis recently acquired for $28 billion.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Healthcare Law, Law, Forest Laboratories, Biotech, Medicine, Forest Labs

NewsOK.com

APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges anti-trust and state law violations by Dublin-based Actavis PLC and New York subsidiary Forest Laboratories, which Actavis recently acquired for $28 billion.

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Related Topix: Forest Laboratories, Biotech, Medicine, Forest Labs

WTOL-TV Toledo

Pia Zadora home from Vegas hospital after accident

A spokeswoman says entertainer Pia Zadora is home from a Las Vegas hospital to continue treatment for serious head and ankle injuries received when she fell from a golf cart last week. Zadora representative Eileen Koch said in an email Monday the singer-actress was released from University Medical Center in Las Vegas and plans to travel to Los Angeles next week for surgery for a compound ankle fracture.

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Related Topix: University Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Medicine

Medical Daily

Exclusive: Two Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work

Two prominent U.S. hospitals are preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple Inc's HealthKit, offering a glimpse of how the iPhone maker's ambitious take on healthcare will work in practice. HealthKit, which is still under development, is the center of a new healthcare system by Apple.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Healthcare Law, Law, DexCom

The New Zealand Herald

Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

Gilead Sciences has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce cheaper versions of its popular, expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. Gilead said Monday that the India-based drugmakers will make a generic version of Sovaldi, also known as sofosbuvir, and another investigational drug for distribution in 91 countries.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Startups, Hepatitis, San Mateo County, CA, Foster City, CA

ABC News

Gilead to License Generic Version of Sovaldi

Gilead Sciences says it has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce cheaper versions of its popular, expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. Gilead says the India-based drugmakers will make a generic version of Sovaldi, also known as sofosbuvir, and another investigational drug for distribution in 91 countries.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Medicine, Startups

Newsday

Man shot in the knee in Bay Shore, police say

A man was shot in the knee as he stood on a street in Bay Shore on Saturday, Suffolk County police said. The man, who was not identified, was on Belford Avenue when he was shot in the knee by an unknown assailant just before 8 p.m., police said.

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Related Topix: Bay Shore, NY, Suffolk County, NY, Medicine, Southside Hospital, Hospital Administration

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