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New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect

December 4, 2014 – 2:23 PM |
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THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New rules intended to create a more level playing field for those awaiting kidney transplants in the United …

Obamacare Could Unravel If Supreme Court Strikes Subsidies

December 2, 2014 – 4:01 PM |
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Exactly what would happen to the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court invalidates tax credits in the three dozen states where the federal government runs …

Doctors Must Immediately Urge Congress to Permanently Repeal SGR

December 2, 2014 – 3:37 PM |
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The elections are over and Congress is back in Washington to finish remaining legislative business for the year. Urge Congress to stop enacting temporary patches and …

FDA Mandates Calories on Menus, Booze, Movie Popcorn

November 25, 2014 – 11:24 AM |
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“You want fries with that?” How many times have you heard the enticing offer of more food but hesitated at the unknown cost of added calories?
The …

Obama Wants To Clarify Abortion Rules in Affordable Care Act

November 25, 2014 – 9:35 AM |
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The Obama administration is seeking to clarify rules for the coverage of elective abortion in health insurance exchanges. That is the issue that almost scuttled …

Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

November 20, 2014 – 11:06 PM |
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THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Kidney donation is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another. And now a …