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Clinton, Sanders spar over taxes, health care

...beneficiaries would be covered during the transition.Sanders' campaign said in response that his single-payer health system would save taxpayers money in the long run because it would eliminate wasteful health spending.And in a sign of growing...
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Dems welcome the gun debate to the campaign

...braced for a debate over guns and ready to talk about perpetrators of mass shootings, focusing on improving mental health systems.Advocates of tighter gun laws are heartened by the fact the debate even exists."Guns have been considered a third...
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Oregon senators call for gun control after Roseburg shooting

...on behalf of someone who's prohibited from owning them.The National Rifle Association says in a statement that the Oregon gunman passed a background check. The NRA says the underlying issue is a broken mental health system, not guns.
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Kenaitze tribe studies ancestral remains for high-risk diseases

...Kenaitze elder was present during the DNA extraction for the disease project.Dr. John Molina, the director for health systems at the Dena'ina Wellness Center in Kenai, said the research could help present and future generations by finding...
New medical coding system aims to help track quality of health care

...consciousness and if they needed repeat care."ICD-10 has the potential to create many improvements in our public health system," Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told health providers in...
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'The conversation we're stuck with'

...problems besetting America's mental health system, says Jeffrey Swanson, a professor...stigma that people in the mental health system are dangerous, and yet refocus...the best-funded public mental health systems in the country.Colorado responded...
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Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak

...previous efforts to curb malaria.Health officials also worry the stress of the Ebola outbreak on Guinea's weak health system also resulted in a drop in vaccination coverage, putting the country at risk of a resurgence of diseases like measles...
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Anchorage hospital for service members named for Chris Kyle

...reported that the 36-bed Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital was dedicated Tuesday. It is part of North Star Behavioral Health System, a subsidiary of Universal Health Service, which is based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.According to U.S...
Local filmmaker Hebert to make "Yuuyaraq" into a film Ebola, and the persistent burn of killers like malaria, the long-term effectiveness of the world's public health system manifests in our continued logarithmic growth as a species on this planet.There are more of us and we live longer...
$1,000-per-pill drug overtaken by pricier successor

...Medicare is barred from negotiating drug prices.State Medicaid programs, however, and the federal Veterans Affairs health system are legally entitled to deep discounts.Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors...
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