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How politics has turned health care debate into ‘Game of Thrones’

In the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones,” a never-ending chess game is played by competing factions for power in a mythical world of political intrigue and warfare. The “Iron Throne” of the king is constantly under pressure to keep ...

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Guide to Medicare: Health care plans and terms you need to know

To make smart decisions about your health insurance coverage, it’s important to know the several plans and key terms associated with Medicare. Here are the essentials: Premium: A fee for coverage, usually paid monthly. Deductible: An amount of the expenses ...

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Scientists develop smart tattoo that detects health changes

Soon your body ink could detect medical emergencies. Color-changing “smart tattoos” that can detect dehydration and blood sugar levels have been developed by researchers at Harvard and MIT. The special ink, called Dermal Abyss, is enhanced with colorimetric and fluorescent ...

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Hospitals face financial blow that could weaken NYC health care

New York’s public hospitals, which shoulder most of the burden of care for the city’s poorest patients, are facing a financial blow that could dramatically weaken New York’s already stretched health care system, according to a new report. Titled “Restructuring ...

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Health risks revealed for coffee roastery workers

If you process coffee beans as your daily grind, it could be harmful to your lungs. So cautions Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers who found that workers who roast, scoop, weigh, grind or package coffee at commercial plants ...

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VIDEO: Protesters in wheelchairs removed from health care hearing

Cops busted scores of protesters jeering the GOP’s health care bill on Tuesday, including a boisterous bunch in wheelchairs that interrupted a Senate hearing hollering, “No cuts to Medicaid! Save our liberty!” The raucous protests forced Finance Committee Chairman Orrin ...

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McCain says he won’t vote for Graham-Cassidy health care proposal

Sen. John McCain declared he would not vote for the Republican’s latest health care proposal Friday, likely torpedoing his party’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare — again. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” he said ...

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Jimmy Kimmel doesn’t want to have to be the health care expert

Jimmy Kimmel’s crusade against the newly proposed health care bill continued for a third straight night. The late night host opened his show Thursday talking about the possible repeal of Obamacare, but he agrees with his critics that say he’s ...

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WHO warns lack of strong antibiotics is a global health emergency

Viruses that can resist antibiotics are on the rise and scientists are scrambling to defeat them. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report today confirming that the world is running out of antibiotics. Viruses like gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and even ...

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Lady Gaga postpones European leg of world tour due over health

LONDON  — Lady Gaga has postponed her world tour’s European leg until next year because of ongoing health problems, the tour’s promoter said Monday. The six-week part of the Joanne World Tour was set to kick off in Barcelona on ...

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