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Insurers like that health law ruling sets their path

Insurance companies hailed the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, saying it gives them certainty about the rules they'll face as they push to cut administrative costs and reward doctors who contain health care costs by emphasizing preventive care.


How Dogs Beat Doctors in Identifying Early-Stage Lung Cancer

How Dogs Beat Doctors in Identifying Early-Stage Lung Cancer

With a little training, your dog could have a promising future as a biochemist. A new study in the European Respitory Journal shows that dogs are better at sniffing out the early markers of lung cancer than the latest medical technologies at our disposal. Lung cancer is the second most frequent form of cancer in ...


First Pap test can be delayed

First Pap test can be delayed

New guidelines say women can wait until age 21 for initial test to screen for cervical cancer.


Sebelius: No change for mammograms

A federal advisory board's recommendation that women in their 40s should avoid routine mammograms is not government policy and has caused "a great deal of confusion," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday.


Johnson & Johnson buys 18 percent stake in Crucell

Health care giant Johnson & Johnson is jumping into the increasingly hot vaccine business by taking an 18 percent stake in Dutch biotechnology company Crucell NV and focusing more on preventive medicine....


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