More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals
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More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals

For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals

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Blue Cross announces health care costs management program

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan says it has entered into agreements with more than a half-dozen health systems and physician groups to manage costs while improving care for patients

New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer
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New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer

Doctors are reporting unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted treatment

Justices seem to favor insurers' Obamacare claims for $12B
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Justices seem to favor insurers' Obamacare claims for $12B

The Supreme Court appears likely to rule that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama

Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says
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Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says

New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function

White House backs emerging deal on consumer health costs
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White House backs emerging deal on consumer health costs

The White House is endorsing an emerging bipartisan agreement on a bill aimed at curbing consumer health care costs

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Governor works with broadcasters to address mental health

Rhode Island's governor and her husband are joining with local broadcasters to launch a mental health awareness campaign

Nevada last in states for mental health services for youths
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Nevada last in states for mental health services for youths

Advocates say children in need of mental health care in Nevada have less access to services than in other states

Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak
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Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak

Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands that are most commonly linked to hospitalizations

US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus
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US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

The winter flu season in the United States is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years