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Publix Reverses, Will Cover HIV Prevention Drug for Workers
Can Acupuncture Help Deflect Opioid Crisis?
Flu Shot Only 36 Percent Effective, Making Bad Year Worse

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Can Acupuncture Help Deflect Opioid Crisis?

Publix Reverses, Will Cover HIV Prevention Drug for Workers

By Jennifer McDermott, Dake Kang, Mike Stobbe |
Although long derided as pseudoscience and still questioned by many medical experts, acupuncture is increasingly being embraced by patients and doctors, sometimes as an alternative...

Carbs, Fat, DNA? New Study Shows Weight Loss is Finicky

Carbs, Fat, DNA? New Study Shows Weight Loss is Finicky

By Lindsey Tanner | Feb 22
CA precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles.

Grocer Albertsons Eyes Rite Aid Deal in Health Care Push

Grocer Albertsons Eyes Rite Aid Deal in Health Care Push

By Tom Murphy | Feb 21
The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits.

Idaho Blue Cross Jumps Into Plans That Bypass ACA Rules

Idaho Blue Cross Jumps Into Plans That Bypass ACA Rules

By EDGE | Feb 21
It's barely been less than a month since Idaho regulators said they would allow the sale of health insurance that does not meet all of the Affordable Care Act's requirements.

Romanian Museum Defends Screening of Gay AIDS Film 'BPM' Amid Protest

Romanian Museum Defends Screening of Gay AIDS Film 'BPM' Amid Protest

By Alison Mutler | Feb 20
A Romanian museum has defended its screening of French AIDS drama "120 Beats Per Minute" amid protests over gay themes which feature in the film.

Finally: Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

Finally: Flu Season Shows Signs of Leveling Off

By Mike Stobbe, Carla K. Johnson | Feb 20
This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off.

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Happy Heart Month: What People Living With HIV Should Know

Happy Heart Month: What People Living With HIV Should Know

Feb 19
Did you know people living with HIV are at an increased risk of experiencing cardiovascular disease? Fortunately, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-supported research is getting to the heart of the problem.


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Opioid Makers Gave $10M to Advocacy Groups Amid Epidemic

Opioid Makers Gave $10M to Advocacy Groups Amid Epidemic

Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator.

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New Year, New You: 5 Tips to Tell if You Are Healthy

New Year, New You: 5 Tips to Tell if You Are Healthy

At the beginning of each new year, there is a lot of talk about getting healthy. The good news is that there is no one thing that determines how healthy someone is. Here are five ways to quickly evaluate your general health.