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Diabetes drug investigated for possible cancer-causing contaminant

Add the diabetes drug metformin to the list of medications possibly contaminated with a carcinogen that has led to recalls of other medications. Read more



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How would millions of dollars in fees on e-cigarettes be spent? Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi have a plan for that.

A fee placed on manufacturers and importers of e-cigarettes could fund a federal prevention program to arm educators and students with tool… Read more

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don't have to. Read more

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Californians Without Health Insurance Will Pay A Penalty — Or Not

Californians must have health insurance starting next year or face a hefty tax penalty. But, as with the now-defunct federal tax penalty for being uninsured, some people will be exempt. Read more

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Diabetes drug investigated for possible cancer-causing contaminant

Add the diabetes drug metformin to the list of medications possibly contaminated with a carcinogen that has led to recalls of other medications. Read more

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Obamacare Back At The High Court — With Billions For Insurers On The Line

The case revolves around a health law provision designed to help insurers recover some losses because they had an unusually high number of sick and expensive customers. Insurers complain that when Republican lawmakers discontinued funding the program, it was like “Lucy Van Pelt pulling the football away from Charlie Brown.” Read more

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Health Calendar

NAMI Mid Central Illinois Family Support & Connections Meetings; 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Chestnut Health Systems, Martin Luther King Drive… Read more

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Life hacks: How not to get hustled in the holiday bustle

Here are a few tips on keeping your health and finances in order through the holiday season. Read more

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The 10 states with the highest rates of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with death rates on the rise. Read more

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Slideshow: 10 tips to maintain health during the holidays

Most of us know what we should do from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day to help maintain our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health… Read more

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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Symptoms of functional dyspepsia can significantly affect quality of life

Q: I thought I had an ulcer, but my doctor ruled that out and wants to run tests. He said it could be functional dyspepsia. What causes this, and is it treatable? Read more

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: How to stop abdominal aortic aneurysm from getting bigger

Q: My doctor ordered an abdominal ultrasound as part of my routine checkup. I was surprised to learn I have a 3.7 centimeter abdominal aneurysm. What can I do to help prevent it from getting larger? Read more

What to know about abdominal aortic aneurysms

Q: My doctor ordered an abdominal ultrasound as part of my routine checkup. I was surprised to learn I have a 3.7 centimeter abdominal aneurysm. I suspect your doctor ordered the test because she or he was following the United States Preventive Services Task Force guidelines. Read more

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Notice to Taxpayers: November 21, 2019

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