The TRUTH: What GOP Health Bill Does to Medicaid

Republicans in the U.S. Senate released their secret ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’ that repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The real story is the impact on Medicaid, a healthcare program for the poor, disabled, and elderly. We identify the 3 most important ways the GOP health bill defunds Medicaid and who experts are saying will suffer and possibly die without their coverage.

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Forgotten Victims of the Opioid Crisis: Patients in Pain

The opioid crisis grows more deadly by the day, and lawmakers are scrambling to stem the tide. But these actions to stop abuse are creating unintended victims. Patients who legitimately need the drugs to combat debilitating pain are faced with a dizzying array of hoops, and in some cases denied access altogether.

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Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods Probably Won’t Mean This

Amazon.com announces its intent to purchase the natural foods behemoth of supermarkets, Whole Foods, and the Internet responds. Theories on what happens next for the two giants of their own industries flooded Twitter and foodie blogs today. We saved the funniest for this post.

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Mind Your Business, People Have Lots of Conditions Requiring a Disabled Parking Permit

There are many reasons people seek disabled parking permits, and even more reasons why they might be eligible to receive one. Have you ever caught yourself wondering why someone is parking in a handicap parking space? Or judged them for appearing completely able-bodied? These 10 common invisible medical conditions are a reminder that there is often more than meets the eye.

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Nurses Wish They Could Tell You These 10 Things

Nurses do so much more than stick you with needles and feed you curious-looking food. Our new list includes 10 things a survey of nurses said they wished their patients knew. Learn these tidbits and earn yourself some brownie points with the most important staff members in your doctor’s office, emergency room, and hospital!

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What TrumpCare Says About America

The GOP has passed its long-promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in the American Health Care Act of 2017 (aka TrumpCare). Friday’s narrow 217-213 vote tally was only in the House of Representatives, but keg stands and saber-rattling clouded that fact. The TrumpCare deal is far from complete. Does it really just say your healthcare is not the government’s concern?

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How Jimmy Kimmel’s Story Did More For Obamacare Than Politicians Ever Could

By now, you’ve probably seen nighttime talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional monologue about his newborn son. Kimmel took the opportunity to link his family’s medical experience to the national debate about saving or repealing the Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare by many.

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Health Care Fraud: FDA Issues Warnings About Fake Cancer Treatments

Cancers are some of the most frightening medical diagnoses people can receive. The FDA recently sent public letters to 14 US-based companies ordering them to stop selling so-called fake cancer treatments. With online advertising claims that these simple herbs and vitamins could prevent, diagnose, or cure various types of cancers, the companies are reportedly putting people at risk, and committing health care fraud.

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How Does the Human Body Make So Much Mucus?

So, don’t even pretend, you know that you have always wondered how your body produces so much mucus. Let’s discuss why we need this gunk, the different types that occur, and the 8 simple ways to feel less weighed down by mucus while you wait to recover from illness. It’s mind-blowing, and disgusting, at the same time.

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Trump EPA OKs Chlorpyrifos, Pesticide Known to Cause Neurological Damage

Before Donald Trump was elected, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seemed destined to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Young children exposed to the chemical showed pronounced attention problems, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder (previously referred to as pervasive development disorder or PDD), psychomotor delay, and mental delay.

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