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Sodas, Health Officials Duke It Out City by City - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Sodas, Health Officials Duke It Out City by City
Wall Street Journal
Those efforts, begun in 2012, paid a big dividend last year when San Antonio's city council balked at a public-education campaign proposed by the city's health director that aimed to reduce soda consumption. Several council members argued soda was ...

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Sleeping late? Napping all the time? What your sleep says about your health - CNN

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Sleeping late? Napping all the time? What your sleep says about your health
CNN
Making a habit of this is not a healthy lifestyle to lead, according to Czeisler. "It's a form of sleep bulimia with this chronic binging," he says. Such cycles disrupt sleep integrity, meaning people miss vital moments in their sleep cycle, such as ...
What your sleep says about your healthLas Vegas Review-Journal

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Research on health effects of fracking faces multiple challenges - Reuters

Reuters

Research on health effects of fracking faces multiple challenges
Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Several years into the modern “fracking” era in the U.S., there still isn't enough rigorous research to determine whether or how the practice may threaten human health, according to a recent commentary. Investigators have begun ...

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Plan Targets Health Care Bias Against Transgender People - ABC News

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Plan Targets Health Care Bias Against Transgender People
ABC News
Mirroring a shift in society, the Obama administration proposed Thursday to ban discrimination against transgender people throughout the health care system. Once the proposed regulations are final, they should expand insurance coverage for gender ...
Obama Administration Proposes Antidiscrimination Rules Under Health LawWall Street Journal
New Rules Bar Transgender Discrimination In Health CareHuffington Post
US moves to protect women, transgender people in health careWashington Post
Washington Times -ThinkProgress
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The World's New Health Goal Will Need Game-Changing Health Technologies - Huffington Post

The World's New Health Goal Will Need Game-Changing Health Technologies
Huffington Post
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for everyone at any age is a tall order, particularly if the aim is to achieve this by 2030. Yet this is the mandate of the third Sustainable Development Goal (SDG3), one of a set of 17 global goals ...


Nearly 1 million veterans have pending applications for health care at VA ... - Washington Post (blog)

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Nearly 1 million veterans have pending applications for health care at VA ...
Washington Post (blog)
Despite promises for widespread reform, nearly 900,000 military veterans have pending applications to access health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department's inspector general said Wednesday in a scathing report which recommended ...
IG report: 300000 vets died while waiting for health care at VAFox News
Report: VA lost 10000 applications for health careUSA TODAY
More than 300K dead vets still on VA's active health care enrollment list: IGWashington Times
U.S. News & World Report -CNN
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Health plans come out against tax bills - Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee

Health plans come out against tax bills
Sacramento Bee
California's largest health plan group this week declared its opposition to both of the healthcare special session bills that would impose new taxes on managed-care organizations, the latest sign that a replacement for a soon-to-expire health plan tax ...

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Most Health Savings Account Owners Stick With Conservative Options - NPR

NPR

Most Health Savings Account Owners Stick With Conservative Options
NPR
Only a tiny fraction of the growing number of people with health savings accounts invests the money in their accounts in the financial markets, a recent study finds. The vast majority leave their contributions in savings accounts instead where the ...

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BYU student health plan exemption expires - Deseret News

Deseret News

BYU student health plan exemption expires
Deseret News
Jenkins said BYU's student health plan does not comply with a number of rules imposed by the Affordable Care Act, including those that say insurers can't place annual dollar limits on benefits and others that place limits on how much insurers may spend ...


Legionnaires' Outbreak Contained At Calif. Prison; New Cases In Illinois - NPR

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Legionnaires' Outbreak Contained At Calif. Prison; New Cases In Illinois
NPR
In New York City, health officials announced Wednesday that they had detected Legionnaires' bacteria in the water in one building in the Melroses Houses complex in the South Bronx, where four people have fallen ill. Other buildings there are being tested.

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