Screening or diagnostic mammogram? The difference could cost you

Most insurance plans cover screening mammograms in full, but that's not the case for diagnostic mammograms.

Some pharmacies thwart efforts to improve access to the opioid overdose reversal drug

Naloxone can save lives. But making the drug easier to get from a pharmacy has turned out to be not so easy.

Some pharmacies thwart efforts to improve access to the opioid overdose reversal drug

Naloxone can save lives. But making the drug easier to get from a pharmacy has turned out to be not so easy.

Juul will immediately stop selling flavored e-cigarettes in retail stores

After months of federal investigations on how it fueled the epidemic of teenage vaping, Juul Labs — maker of one of the more popular brands of e-cigarettes — announced Tuesday that it would stop selling most of its flavored pods in retail stores and would stop social-media promotion.

Juul will immediately stop selling flavored e-cigarettes in retail stores

After months of federal investigations on how it fueled the epidemic of teenage vaping, Juul Labs — maker of one of the more popular brands of e-cigarettes — announced Tuesday that it would stop selling most of its flavored pods in retail stores and would stop social-media promotion.

Pa. set to start mandatory managed care for people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid

There's a lot of confusion about the new need to choose both a Medicare and a Medicaid provider. The first deadline is Sunday.

Pa. set to start mandatory managed care for people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid

There's a lot of confusion about the new need to choose both a Medicare and a Medicaid provider. The first deadline is Sunday.
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Polio-like illness strikes 10 more, CDC says

Eight cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been identified in Pennsylvania, and four in New Jersey.

N.J. sues drug company Janssen, alleging it deceived the public about opioids

The state's attorney general alleges that the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary downplayed the drugs' addictiveness and targeted the elderly.

Jefferson adds a new employee perk: Free genetic testing

The tests could offer early detection and treatment of cancer and heart problems. They could also be scary.

4 exercises to help prevent falls

Most of us don't consider the consequences of poor balance until we fall. Luckily, all you need is 10 minutes a day, three days a week to sharpen your stability skills and improve your overall balance.

Should you get health information from Instagram?

Social media platforms have no built-in verification methods to screen the legitimacy of medical professionals online, so your only defense is further research.

Invisible women, lost girls: To be female on the autism spectrum

Autism looks different in women and girls, experts increasingly say. But not enough people know that, and females on the spectrum often miss getting the help they need.

Treatment for kids with concussion continues to evolve, new report finds

The American Academy of Pediatrics released an updated report on treating sports-related concussions this week.

Black people more likely to die of sudden cardiac arrest, but why?

The disparity could not be explained by any differences in income, education, health insurance, or lifestyle.

New fish oil studies offer mixed results for preventing heart attack, cancer. Here’s what you need to know.

One of the new studies shows that fish oil is associated with preventing heart attacks and decreasing heart-related deaths by an average of 20 percent. But of course, it isn't as simple as it sounds.

New government guidelines say you can get your exercise in small doses

The guidance from a committee appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services does away with the official government position that physical activity should occur in sessions of at least 10 minutes.

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