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More evidence links broken heart syndrome to cancer

Broken heart syndrome is a serious medical problem. For 1 in 6 people, it's also connected to cancer, according to a study. Read more



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How did people clean their teeth in the olden days?

Dental hygiene has come a long way since the days of wine-soaked toothpicks and the urine mouthwash once thought to disinfect mouths and whiten teeth. Read more

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don't have to. Read more

Despite Federal Protections, Rape Victims Still Get Billed For Forensic Exams

Under federal law, people who have been raped don’t have to pay for medical forensic exams, yet many get billed and have trouble getting the hospitals or collection agencies to stop dunning them for payment. Read more

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The 15 cities with the best mental health

Interestingly, most of the best cities for mental health are located in the West or Midwest, and none are located in the Northeast. Read more

What do you do when you're drowning? 4 water safety tips from the experts

Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children age 1 to 4 than all other causes except birth defects, according to the CDC. Here ar… Read more

25 most commonly used recreational drugs in America

Legal drugs have the highest recreational use, but Americans partake in plenty of illegal substances as well. Here's a breakdown. Read more

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Health Care Gets Heated On Night 2 Of The Democratic Presidential Debate

Though the candidates tended to agree on the end goal of universal coverage, differences emerged over how to get there.  Read more

Senate Panel Makes Surprisingly Fast Work Of ‘Surprise Medical Bills’ Package

The measure also includes a range of provisions designed to address health care costs. Read more

The Values Of Health Care

Julie Rovner, the chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, joins Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Alan Weil of Health Affairs at the Aspen Ideas: Health festival to discuss how consumers’ values impact the politics surrounding the national debate on health care. Read more