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Federal judge rules against ObamaCare coverage of HIV prevention drugs

A federal judge in Texas struck down a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires insurers and employers to cover HIV prevention drugs, ruling that the requirement violates the religious freedom of a Christian-owned company. The ruling by Judge Reed O’Connor — who previously struck down the entire ObamaCare law before it was …

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Blood Test Shows Promise for Quick Diagnosis of ALS

By Cara Murez HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Patients suspected of having amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may soon be able to get a diagnosis much more quickly, not wasting the precious time many have left, new research suggests. In 2020, a blood test for ALS based on microRNA (short segments …

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Elizabeth Holmes requests new trial after “star witness” expresses regrets

Elizabeth Holmes, the former Theranos CEO convicted of fraud, filed a motion on Tuesday asking a California federal judge for a new trial based on new evidence concerning “star witness” Adam Rosendorff, her former lab director.  According to the motion, Rosendorff left Holmes’ lawyer Lance Wade a 30-second voicemail on August 8 stating that he …

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Cedars-Sinai Identifies 15 Cancer Disparities to Address in L.A. County

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Cancer have identified 15 cancer disparities in Los Angeles County, and are in the process of designing and carrying out interventions to address them. People in Los Angeles County experience differences in cancer risk and survival depending on a variety of factors such as race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, geographic location and socioeconomic …

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Transgender beneficiaries sue Florida over Medicaid limit

Until this month, Medicaid paid for August Dekker’s testosterone treatments which allowed the transgender man from Florida’s Gulf Coast to feel like he was living in his own skin. But now he is scrambling to figure out how to pay for future treatments since Florida last month started restricting Medicaid insurance coverage for gender affirming …

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Walmart, UnitedHealth ink 10-year collaboration deal on value-based care

Listen to the article 4 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Walmart and UnitedHealth are linking up on a decadelong collaboration deal to offer healthcare services, first targeting seniors, the companies announced Wednesday. The partnership between the retailer and vertically integrated healthcare firm — giant U.S. companies both …

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What is self-care? | OSF HealthCare

When you think of “self-care,” what do you see in your mind? Is it a bubble bath by candlelight, relaxing music playing gently? Perhaps you picture a soothing massage or spa day? Those kinds of things are useful stress reducers, if you have access to them, but they barely scratch the surface of proper self-care. …

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