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Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Loosen Curbs On Short-Term Health Plans Feature
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Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Loosen Curbs On Short-Term Health Plans

Proposal to increase insurance choices means higher costs for less healthy people. This means if you have health problems, plan on getting pregnant, or can’t generally afford preventive care, you’ll be paying more.

New Moms Face Workplace Challenges—Even U.S. Senator Duckworth
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New Moms Face Workplace Challenges—Even U.S. Senator Duckworth

Many women with newborns face challenging workplace rules or physical problems – from limited leave policies or lack of lactation rooms – and the U.S. Congress has its own set of challenges for new moms who are Members of Congress or Congressional staff.

Why Access to Hearing Aids Needs to Improve
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Why Access to Hearing Aids Needs to Improve

Many people have mild or moderate hearing loss but don’t get hearing aids – that could change with access to over the counter and online hearing aids and Medicare coverage for individual fitting and adjustments so people find their hearing aids are more c

Tele-Monitoring Can Reduce Medical Appointments For Low-Risk Pregnancies
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Tele-Monitoring Can Reduce Medical Appointments For Low-Risk Pregnancies

Tele-medicine for low-risk pregnancies can reduce women’s travel burden and save them time.

 Women and Their Health Care Providers Need to Be More Aware of COPD
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Women and Their Health Care Providers Need to Be More Aware of COPD

More women than men are now dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is associated with increased rates of women smoking in the 1960s and 1970s.

ACA Not Repealed or Replaced, But Getting Cut and Reduced in Many Ways That Will Affect You and Your Family
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ACA Not Repealed or Replaced, But Getting Cut and Reduced in Many Ways That Will Affect You and Your Family

Affordable Care Act changes have occurred since Trump's election reducing outreach, coverage, benefits, and scope.

Is Poverty Fueling the Opioid Crisis?
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Is Poverty Fueling the Opioid Crisis?

Poverty may be fueling America's opioid crisis, a new study suggests.

Affordable Care Act Helped More Young Women Get Prenatal Care, Says Study
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Affordable Care Act Helped More Young Women Get Prenatal Care, Says Study

One of the main features of Obamacare—providing insurance for adults under age 26 through their parents' health plan—allowed many pregnant young women to obtain prenatal care, new research shows.

Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for Opioids
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Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for Opioids

Although the opioid epidemic continues to rage in America, promising new data show that first-time opioid painkiller prescription rates have slowed in recent years.

Staying Alive: How to Fight an Opioid Addiction
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Staying Alive: How to Fight an Opioid Addiction

Overcoming opioid addiction requires access to naloxone and long-term therapy, including medication-assisted treatment.

Insurance Company Hurdles Burden Doctors, May Harm Patients
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Insurance Company Hurdles Burden Doctors, May Harm Patients

The scenario may sound familiar: Your doctor sends your prescription electronically to the pharmacy, and you go to pick it up. Only you can't, because the insurance company requires "prior authorization" for that particular medication.

Say 'No' to NIH Funding Cuts
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Say 'No' to NIH Funding Cuts

Preserve research on sex differences.