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Coverage Helps Fight Opiod Addiction

Coverage Helps Fight Opiod Addiction

A study from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health found states where Medicaid coverage was expanded under the Affordable Care Act had an increase in prescriptions for a drug to combat opioid addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 15,000 people died in the ...

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Diabetic Eye Disease Affects Millions

Diabetic Eye Disease Affects Millions

You can’t feel it. You can’t see it—until it’s really too late! Diabetic retinopathy, the most common form of diabetic eye disease, is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20–74. It occurs when diabetes damages blood vessels in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy affects 7.7 million Americans, and that ...

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Docs Fail in Diabetes Screening

Docs Fail in Diabetes Screening

Only about half of U.S. family doctors follow guidelines on screening patients for prediabetes, a new study finds. More than one-third of American adults have prediabetes, and most don't know it. So why are so many American doctors failing to meet the guidelines for screening? Prediabetes means that blood sugar ...

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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. It affects approximately 18 million Americans. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. You literally stop breathing in your sleep. And recent news has surfaced that ...

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Health Disparities Shame America

Health Disparities Shame America

African American health disparities in America has persisted since slavery, through the industrial age to present day. The ugly facts of racial health disparities is that many are preventable. But you might not know that after reading the 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America. A 2013 Centers ...

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The Gift of ‘Good Health’

The Gift of ‘Good Health’

This is the time of year many of us like to relax and take it easy, but not so fast: there’s no time off when it comes to our health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Blacks develop high blood pressure more often, and at an earlier age, than Whites and Hispanics do. More Black ...

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