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Meltdown 101: Why high health costs hurt economy

In pushing for health care reform, President Barack Obama has said problems with the current health care system are a big cause of our economic troubles. He's even called the system, with its spiraling costs and inconsistencies in the amount and quality of care people get, a "ticking time bomb" for the federal budget.
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Medical records of boy who refused chemo are open

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has denied a request to seal the medical records of a 13-year-old boy who gained national attention when he fled the state last month to avoid chemotherapy to treat his Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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US doctors signal they'll work with Obama

CHICAGO (AP) — America's largest group of doctors ended their annual meeting Wednesday by signaling they won't close the door on President Barack Obama's proposal to create a public health insurance plan to compete with private insurers.
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Poll: Many worried about paying for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care costs are weighing heavily on Americans, with nearly half of those polled in a new survey saying they're worried about paying for future care.
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Number of VA claims poised to hit 1 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — This isn't the same as getting a free duffel bag for being the millionth person to go through the turnstiles: The Veterans Affairs Department appears poised to have hit the 1 million milestone on claims it still hasn't processed.
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  • Stem cell study for ALS patients shows promise
    Stem cell research can run the gamut from Nobel Prize-winning scientists to hucksters in lab coats making a buck off desperate, seriously ill people. The results of one new study may be less than hoped for, but the science is sound: The study concluded that injecting stem cells into the spinal cords of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is safe in most, though not all, cases. Unfortunately, the procedure provided no benefit to patients, though it caused substantial pain to two of the study participants.
  • Canned foods linked to BPA risk in new study
    There has been an ongoing debate about just how much of the industrial chemical Bisphenol A (or BPA) lurks in canned foods and whether it poses a health risk.
  • Biden outlines Cancer Moonshot efforts to break barriers
    Cancer is still the No. 2 killer of Americans. It has been for decades, and Vice President Joe Biden wants that to change now.

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