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In an effort to cut healthcare costs, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an expert involved in developing the Affordable Care Act, suggest forgoing routine physicals, CBS News reports. Evidence cited includes a review done by the Cochrane Collaboration which analyzed 14 studies involving more than 182,000 people. The...
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics reveals that children in the US preschool Head Start program have a healthier weight by kindergarten than children not in the program. The researchers analyzed data collected from 43,700 Michigan preschool aged children from 2005-2013, consisting of over 19,000...
According to CBS News, the CDC is encouraging increased use of antiviral drugs in response to one of the worst influenza outbreaks seen in many years due to the lower efficacy of this year's vaccine. The H3N1 influenza virus strain being experienced is quite harsh according to the CDC, and medications such...