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Sepsis claims the lives of nearly 270,000 people in the U.S. each year. The unpredictable medical condition can progress rapidly, leading to a swift drop in blood pressure, tissue damage, multiple organ failure, and death. Prompt interventions by medical professionals save lives, but some sepsis...


Excepted-benefits health plans provide typically tax-exempt reimbursement to select employees and their eligible dependents for virtually all medical costs not covered by their primary health plans. Small- to mid-sized businesses have long struggled with attracting and keeping top talent, prima...


Pfizer says COVID booster protects against omicron Pfizer and its partner BioNTech tested how well vaccine-produced antibodies could neutralize omicron. They found significant weakening after the standard two doses of their COVID-19 vaccine, but a booster increased antibody levels by 25-fold...


MANILA - About 1.4 billion people are now protected from trans fat as 40 countries now have best-practice policies against the dangerous food compound, according to a report by the World Health Organization on Tuesday night. WHO says the number of countries with regulations against industrially-pro...


Your workouts are less important than your nutrition if you want to lose fat, Jordan Syatt told Insider. The most important thing is eating in a calorie deficit. However, doing more strength-training and less cardio would also help. Read more Working It Out here. Loading Something is loading....


(CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging doctors to talk to all sexually active people about drugs that can help prevent HIV and to prescribe these drugs -- known as pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP-- to anyone who asks for them. The CDC updated its guide...


Taken together, the provisions in the social policy bill represent the biggest step toward universal coverage since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Christina Ruiz’s infant daughter had to spend five weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit while Ms. Rui...


Baptist Health is the first health care system in the region to implant an innovative, pacemaker-like device to improve cardiovascular function in advanced heart failure patients. Heart failure, which happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in the body, im...


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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – What started with a simple Google search ended up costing a woman from Springville almost $500. Dellia Cooper’s son, Carl, just turned 19 years old and aged out of a state health insurance program. With epilepsy and autism, she needed to make sure his coverage didn’t lap...


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Living as an expat, you need to have coverage for medical expenses. This is one of those things that you cannot always go back to your home country to seek medical care. Being prepared is half the battle. Choosing the best country to live in with excellent expat health insurance is what you should...


When Chad Sabora started working in harm reduction, he worked out of his car on the streets of St. Louis, Mo. Sabora’s beat-up sedan was a familiar sight in neighborhoods frequented by people who use drugs. Sabora, an attorney and former prosecutor in Chicago, had been in recovery for years and e...


(CNN)Peter McGinn was starting to feel exhausted. It was his last day in New York. He had an exciting four days meeting in person for the first time with friends he made online during the pandemic. They explored the bustling streets of New York City together and saw anime exhibits at the Anime NY...