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Reducing C-Sections Is The Goal Of This New Way Of Paying For Maternity Care: Shots

Some insurers using this new payment model offer a single fee to one OB-GYN or medical practice, which then uses part of that money to cover the hospital care involved in labor and delivery. Other insurers opt to cut a separate contract with the hospital.                                                                            Adene Sanchez / Getty Images                                       hide caption toggle caption Adene …

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Vaping, vaping, vaping: Let's talk about what it is

One packet a day. That's what Tony Guarino smoked as a freshman in high school. He continued to aspire to cigarette throughout his second year. He remembers being breathless after a flight of stairs. He's 20 now and he's taking the stairs with ease. And no, he didn't quit nicotine, but he quit smoking cigarettes. Guarino has weapons since his …

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Are you getting the flu shot? What to know about the 2019-20 flu season

With the first fall day just around the corner, doctors are giving a serious warning to citizens when this year's flu season comes: get your flu shot. "The flu shot is extremely important because it reduces your risk of getting the flu," said Michelle Lin, an emergency physician and professor of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, …

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He was "completely healthy" before the mosquito bite. Nine days later he was brain dead.

A Michigan man reportedly "went from completely healthy to brain dead" nine days after he was struck by the rare, mosquito-borne virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis during an uptake this fall. Officials in Kalamazoo County on September 6 said a resident infected with EEE, also known as "sleeping sickness", had died. The Gregg McChesney, 64, identified him to News 8 as …

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Hand cleaning is not very effective against virus strain, the study warns

Do you have four minutes? That's as long as researchers say it will take for a person to rub their hands together with cleansers before flu-A is deactivated. KYOTO, Japan – The flu season is fast approaching, which means that millions will use hand cleansers more often in an effort to protect themselves against a flu infection. Most people, including …

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FDA Launches Criminal Probe of Vaping-Related Diseases, Congress to Hear

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a criminal investigation into the nationwide epidemic of vaping-related illnesses on Thursday after the number of cases registered in the United States jumped to more than 500. The tobacco director of the agency, Mitch Zeller, said the agency is not interested by prosecuting people who use illegal products. He said the agency would …

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Ohio You go to a bug bite hospital and learn that he has cancer

When Mike Balla noticed some pain and swelling on his foot, he initially thought it was a bug bit and expected the symptoms to disappear. When they did not go down, he decided to go to emergency care and was given antibiotics. Two weeks later, the antibiotic failed to work, so he decided to go to the emergency room. That's …

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More deaths are expected from vaping lung diseases, says the CDC

More deaths are expected from vaping-related lung diseases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Seven patients have died so far from the disease: two in California and one each in Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota and Oregon. Several of these victims also had underlying health conditions. "We expect others," Schuchat said during a conversation with reporters Thursday. The …

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United States Vaping Illnesses Top 500, Missouri Man is Eighth Dead

NEW YORK (AP) – More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related respiratory illnesses, but the cause is still unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. An eight deaths were also reported. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal investigation unit began tracking leads early, as cases pointed to products from the black market. The agency's tobacco …

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