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Has health become less of a priority for Americans?

Americans are diligent about preventive care for their pets and vehicles. Their own bodies? Not so much. According to a Cigna preventive care survey, nine out of 10 pet owners know when their dog or cat is due for their immunizations. About 80 percent of men know the mileage between oil changes and eight in 10 women …

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Man behind drug cost controversy casts spotlight on price hiking

He was the perfect villain. Martin Shkreli, the smug 32-year-old Turing Pharmaceuticals chief executive officer, raised the price on a drug called Daraprim from $13.50 a pill to $750 overnight. The Daily Beast called Shkreli the most-hated man in the U.S., even eclipsing the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion. After ferocious public pushback, Shkreli …

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Texans work together, provide vital supplies to Syrian refugees

What happens when violence and war steals your sense of security in your homeland? When a place you once recognized as a safe haven now perpetuates unbearable fear, threatening your family and your own life? You run. And as you take on the great risk to escape, you become a refugee. An estimated nine million Syrians have been displaced by civil …

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Medical ID could save your life during emergencies

Injuries can occur in a split second and often leave us completely unprepared. Vital information such as past medical history, allergies, and medications is crucial to providing care during a medical emergency and can save valuable seconds. Providers and first responders at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Level I trauma center know how critical this …

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Wedding in hospital chapel brings family together

Lindsey Johnson and Craig Woodruff planned to marry next year in June 2016, following Lindsey’s return from basic training to become a military police officer. But, a severe illness caused the couple to, first, move up the wedding to August 2015, and then, change the location to a hospital chapel. Her soon-to-be father-in-law’s fragile health didn’t …

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Supreme Court upheld ACA allows 800,000 Texans to keep annual tax credits

A sigh of relief with King v Burwell Decision

More than 1.2 million Texans are enrolled in a health plan through the federal marketplace—that’s more than the residents in any other state. This means that Texans had the most to lose if the U.S. Supreme Court had not upheld the legality of the Affordable Care Act’s financial assistance in last week’s King v Burwell …

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Interns with special needs land jobs, thanks to Project SEARCH program

It’s graduation time, which means millions of high school graduates will begin looking for employment out in the real world. But for a handful of students with special needs, they don’t need to worry—they already have a job thanks to Project SEARCH. College Station ISD, in collaboration with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College …

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Study: Heart hospital’s patient information card reduces family members’ anxiety

A waiting room can be a hot house for emotion and anxiety. Family and friends often are worried and feel powerless as their loved ones are undergoing delicate and potentially life-saving procedures. It is hard to know to whom you address your questions or even what to ask. Nurses are the frequent target of questions, …

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A presidential boost for precision medicine

“Twenty-first century businesses will rely on American science, technology, research and development. I want the country that eliminated polio and mapped the human genome to lead a new era of medicine – one that delivers the right treatment at the right time. In some patients with cystic fibrosis, this approach has reversed a disease once thought …

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