FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

FDA to resume inspections of riskier foods during government shutdown

FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

FDA to resume inspections of riskier foods during government shutdown

The medical industry spends $30-billion a year on advertising, but do consumers need what they’re selling?

“Marketing drives more testing. It drives more treatments. It’s a big part of why health care is so expensive, because it’s the fancy, high-tech stuff things that get marketed."

The medical industry spends $30-billion a year on advertising, but do consumers need what they’re selling?

“Marketing drives more testing. It drives more treatments. It’s a big part of why health care is so expensive, because it’s the fancy, high-tech stuff things that get marketed."

N.J.'s most popular marijuana doctor ordered to stop practicing medicine

He faced allegations that he created a multimillion dollar enterprise by indiscriminately authorizing marijuana use for thousands of patients he met in hotel conference centers across the state.

N.J.'s most popular marijuana doctor ordered to stop practicing medicine

He faced allegations that he created a multimillion dollar enterprise by indiscriminately authorizing marijuana use for thousands of patients he met in hotel conference centers across the state.
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Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

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Why this Pennsylvania health insurer thinks it makes sense to pay for members’ GEDs

These private insurers say improving education can help enrollees achieve a healthier lifestyle, so some pay for the tests and find ways to assist people studying for the exams.

Are you eligible for Medicare and Medicaid? Choose your managed care organization now

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ACA lawsuit moves forward on heels of Obamacare open enrollment. What happens next?

A judge sided with plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, but the law — and your health insurance coverage — remains intact.

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Your health savings account balance carries over and other things to know about HSAs

You don't have to spend the balance of your health savings account before the end of the year and other differences between HSAs and FSAs.

I’m healthy. I’m young. Do I really need to purchase health insurance?

The 2019 open enrollment period, which ends Dec. 15, is quickly coming to a close, and like many, I found myself faced with the complicated decision of whether or not to buy health insurance.

Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

US officials trace E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce to at least 1 farm in central California

ACA health insurance sign-ups drop as Dec. 15 deadline looms

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