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7 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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College Students Don't Get Flu Shots And That's A Real Problem

As some colleges overreact to a disease that virtually no one on campus is at risk of contracting, students are skipping an easy step that actually will help them stay healthy: seasonal flu vaccines. "[Ebola] is still very low-risk for the majority of the population, but flu is not," said Lauren Drinkard of the University of Pennsylvania's Student Health Service. ...

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10 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Judge sides with Highmark on nixing UPMC coverage

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A judge is siding with Highmark Inc. in a dispute with state regulators over an insurance plan that doesn't cover doctors working for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini ruled Thursday that Highmark hadn't violated terms of a consent ...

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13 HOURS AGO - New York Daily News

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Less than half of doctors in insurance directories may be available

More than half the dermatologists in Medicare Advantage plan directories were either dead, retired, not accepting new patients or specialized only in specific conditions, researchers found when they tried making appointments.

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14 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Why Black Women Are Less Likely To Survive Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the more survivable cancers, thanks in part to large strides in education, treatment and post-cancer care. An American woman diagnosed with breast cancer in 1975 had about a 75 percent chance of surviving for five years post-diagnosis. Today, that rate hovers around 90 percent, according to the latest statistics. But not all women have benefited ...

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19 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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India's universal healthcare rollout to cost $26 billion: official

By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to a sixth of the world's population will cost an estimated 1.6 trillion rupees ($26 billion) over the next four years, a senior health ministry official said. Under the National Health Assurance Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government would provide all citizens with ...

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