• Sanders unveils plan to eliminate $81B in US medical debt

    September 23, 2019

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, this weekend released a plan to eliminate billions of dollars in medical debt accumulated by patients under the current U.S. health care system.

  • Romney, Merkley unveil bill to ban flavored e-cigarettes

    September 23, 2019

    Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) last week introduced a bill that would ban flavored e-cigarette products.

  • Doctors knew this boy had cancer. So why couldn't they prove it?

    September 23, 2019

    A 16-year-old boy visited multiple doctors over the course of a year after developing pain that started in his knee, and each scan suggested he had cancer, yet no blood test could prove it. Finally, a pathologist had an idea, New York Times Magazine reports.

  • Death in America, charted

    September 23, 2019

    In 2017, death rates for the five states with the highest rates of mortality were 49% higher than the five states with the lowest rates, according to a new CDC report. The discrepancy proves just how much impact location-based and race-based inequities yield at a population level, Ben Palmer writes for American Health Line.

  • Trump issues executive order to modernize flu vaccine development

    September 23, 2019

    President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order intended to promote the development of better vaccinations to protect against seasonal influenza and potential pandemic flu outbreaks.

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