The Safe Way to Get Medical Advice From Your Facebook Friends

A top health expert says it’s fine to do—if you use the feedback the right way. Here’s how to do it wisely.

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Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies for Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld on Thursday the legality of tax subsidies for millions of Americans who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare.

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Most Americans Want Health Insurance Subsidies to Continue, Poll FInds

Only one in five Americans wants to see the elimination of federal subsidies for people who buy health insurance under Obamacare, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll reveals.

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The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters

The doctor performing your colonoscopy makes a difference in whether you’ll develop colon cancer or die from it, a new study finds.

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Most Appendicitis Cases Should be Treated With Antibiotics, Not Surgery, Doctors Say

Although surgical removal of the appendix has long been a standard treatment, a new study found that almost three-quarters of people treated with antibiotics could be spared the invasive procedure known as appendectomy.

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Could This Scoring System Help More People Get End-of-Life Care?

A fairly simple scoring system appears to accurately estimate patients’ risk of dying within a year of hospitalization, a new study finds.

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FDA Panel Votes Yes On Women’s Libido Pill—With Some Caveats

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended approval Thursday of what many call the “female Viagra” pill.

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More People Are Getting Colon Cancer Screenings After Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act, often called “Obamacare,” may have helped boost rates of colon cancer screening among poorer Americans, a new study suggests.

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Will the New ‘Women’s Viagra’ Finally Get FDA Approval?

The drug could be a first for women’s sexual desire, or it could join other failed attempts.

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Why Starting Chemo Before Ovarian Cancer Surgery May Help Survival

Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.

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