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House Democrats outline health care funding priorities in FY 2020 spending packages

June 28, 2019

The House on Tuesday voted 227-194 to pass a "minibus" spending package that would increase funding for FDA and allocate money for the agency to establish safeguards around cannabidiol levels in food and dietary supplements.

What do processed foods do to your body? Here’s what 3 new studies found.

May 31, 2019

Research has shown that processed foods account for a large portion of U.S. residents' diets, and three recent studies offer a clearer picture of how eating large amounts of processed foods might affect weight, cardiovascular health, and overall mortality risk.

The 'secret' to lower health care costs, according to Mount Sinai’s CEO and a former policymaker

May 30, 2019

In the U.S. debate about how to rein in health care spending, "we're missing a critical piece of the puzzle," Kenneth Davis, president and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System, and Robert Rubin, former secretary of the Department of Treasury, write in a New York Times opinion piece.

Inside the 'ambitious' Alexander-Murray proposal to combat 'surprise' medical bills, lower drug costs

May 24, 2019

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the committee's ranking member, on Thursday unveiled bipartisan draft legislation that aims to address so-called "surprise" medical bills and lower prescription drug costs in the United States.

How doctors can help (and hinder) patients who are trying to lose weight

May 21, 2019

Weight loss management can be frustrating for both patients and clinicians—but a recent study reveals concrete ways that providers can improve their patients' odds of success.

The 8 proven ways to prevent dementia, according to WHO

May 20, 2019

The World Health Organization on Tuesday released new guidelines for reducing the risk of developing dementia, and while some of the tips have been characterized as "common sense," others might surprise you.

What science reveals about 3 of the biggest parenting decisions

May 7, 2019

Parenting is filled with decisions like whether babies should be breastfed, allowed to "cry it out," and more, as well as the and hype surrounding them, so Emily Oster, an economics professor at Brown University, in the New York Times examined the research to determine what the data really say about some of the biggest parenting decisions.

Is obesity in your genes? New test offers clues.

April 23, 2019

Researchers have developed a new test that can determine whether someone has genetic variants that place them at a greater risk of becoming overweight—but some experts say the test does not account for one's environment, which can have a significant influence on obesity.

In the states: CDC ties multi-state E. coli outbreak to ground beef, Ohio gov. signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban into law, and more

April 19, 2019

American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

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