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Taking Expense, Unpredictability Out of Healthcare

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Americans talk about our healthcare “system.” But it’s not really a system at all. It’s a hodgepodge. Here’s how we, in healthcare, can find efficiencies that have worked in other industries.

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Options (Video)

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If a biopsy shows that you have prostate cancer, there can be different ways to treat it. Urologist Charles Modlin, MD, lays out the range of treatment options.

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Flu Shots May Lower Heart Attack Risk

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Flu vaccine may help lower a person’s risk for heart attack, according to a new study. Flu shots are recommended for everyone 6 months old and older, especially those with heart problems and other conditions.

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5 Tips for Surviving Fall Allergies

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If fall means allergy season for you, you can take steps to clear your head.

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Mattress Shopping: Give Your Back Some Love

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When you are shopping for a new mattress, remember that you'll be spending a lot of time on it over the next few years. Today's health number gives some practical, back-friendly advice.

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A Genetic Test You Don’t Need

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Just because we can test something doesn’t always mean we should. Learn why there’s a better way to monitor conditions related to the MTHFR gene.

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Easy, Lighter Corn Bread Recipe

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This lighter version of traditional corn bread is low in sugar, uses lighter canola oil and even contains ground flax seed -- giving you those heart-healthy omega-3s and fiber without sacrificing any of the flavor.

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Surgery ‘Powerful Tool’ Against Diabetes

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Bariatric surgery is gaining momentum as a powerful tool in the fight to control — or even cure — type 2 diabetes in some patients.


What to Expect When Diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy (Video)

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You or a loved one have been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, but what exactly does that mean?

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What to Expect During a Prostate Biopsy (Video)

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Urologist Charles Modlin, MD, talks about what you can expect when you go in for a biopsy to test for prostate cancer.