Bipartisan Bill to Improve Cancer Care is Introduced in House by Representatives Capps and Boustany

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Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act would enhance care of millions of Medicare patients Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) and Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-LA) today introduced the Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act (H.R. 2477), which would significantly improve the quality and coordination of care for Medicare patients with cancer. The bill is the …

TRACFONE AND VOXIVA PARTNER TO PROVIDE FREE MOBILE PHONES AND HEALTH MESSAGING PROGRAMS TO MEDICAID HEALTH PLAN MEMBERS

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SafeLink Health Solutions program offered at no cost to health plans and members MIAMI – June 25, 2013 – TracFone Wireless, Inc., America’s largest no contract wireless provider, and Voxiva, Inc.SM, the leader in mobile health services, are joining forces to launch SafeLink Health SolutionsSM. The new program helps Medicaid health plans engage and support members in taking an active …

10 Tips to Eliminate Stress and Increase Relaxation

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Posted in Healthy Living We all know the fast-paced world we live in, the pollution that we face, the worries that we go through etc. Infact we even make plans to de-stress. And in doing all of that, we just add pressure! Stress is a reaction to something that disturbs or disrupts our physical or mental equilibrium. “Try not thinking …

Forget expansion, political fight may end Medicaid for everyone in Mississippi by July 1

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Medicaid and controversy are welded together in many states lately, but for the most part, the wrangling is about “new” Medicaid — the Obamacare expansion of the health program for the poor and disabled. Mississippi, though, is raising the stakes. Democrats and Republicans in the state are in the middle of a game of political chicken that could threaten the …

Oregon Woman Tans Her Way to a Melanoma Diagnosis

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From Drugs.com Katie Wilkes was just 23 years old when she noticed a strange spot on her right breast. “It was darker than many of my other freckles or moles — not quite black, but it was dark,” said Wilkes, who lives in Portland, Ore. “I asked my boyfriend at the time if I should have it removed. He told …

“Miracle” Breast Cancer Drug and “Youth Hormone” Pill Steal Show at Prestigious Endocrine Society Conference

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PRNewswire/ — It may seem like an odd pairing: an oral growth hormone-boosting supplement and possible cure for breast cancer. But these were two of the most talked about topics at ENDO 2013, The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting & Expo that just convened in San Francisco. And now some are saying this focus by some of the top internal medicine …

Could Catching Up on Sleep Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

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From Drugs.com Catching up on your sleep on weekends may help protect you from developing diabetes, a small, early study suggests. The study found significant improvements in insulin sensitivity — the body’s ability to clear sugar from the blood — among sleep-deprived men after they had three nights of extra sleep. “We all know we need to get adequate sleep, …

Statins Plus Certain Antibiotics May Set Off Toxic Reaction: Study

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From Drugs.com Doctors should avoid ordering certain antibiotics for older patients who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, such as Lipitor, Canadian researchers say. Statins, which are taken by many millions of people, don’t mix well with the antibiotics clarithromycin or erythromycin, according to a study, published in the June 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. These two commonly used …

Numbers fail to answer that one vital question

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From James C. Salwitz, MD When I visited Allan in the hospital yesterday, I told him to get up and stroll the hall. However, when I checked in on him this afternoon, the nurses informed me that he refused to get up, even to the chair.  When I asked why, Allan told me he could not walk.  I was concerned, …