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CBO Score for Senate Healthcare Bill; A Lot of Implications

The Congressional Budget Office, which many of us had never heard of before this year, is making headlines again. This time, it has released its analysis of the Senate’s answer to a repeal/replace/improve Obamacare.  The CBO is a nonpartisan number … Continue reading »

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Oklahoma Doctor Charged in Five Patient Deaths

Oklahoma’s attorney general has charged Doctor Regan Nichols with 5 counts of second degree murder. Nichols, 67, is accused of prescribing unnecessary medications in excessive amounts that resulted in 5 patient deaths between 2010-2013. The patients, ages 21-55 years, were … Continue reading »

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Puerto Rico Declares Chikungunya Epidemic

On Thursday, health officials declared Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus, an epidemic. The virus was introduced into the Caribbean region just late last year. Health Secretary, Ana Rius, said that more than 200 cases had been confirmed on the island as … Continue reading »

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Excess Weight Causing One In Ten Deaths, Top Doctor Warns

Obesity in America is on the rise and becoming a world wide epidemic. It is no surprise, however, that excess weight gain is causing one in ten deaths. Obesity is one of the top ten killers in the US and … Continue reading »

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