California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed “right-to-die” legislation that would allow the terminally ill to legally end their lives.

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7 Questions To Ask Your Employer About Wellness Privacy

As benefits enrollment for 2016 approaches, more employers are turning to insurance plans and wellness programs that screen employees for health risks and monitor activity. Here’s how to make sure your privacy is protected.

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All About the Latest Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbug’ Spreading in U.S. Hospitals

A relatively new antibiotic-resistant bacteria called CRE is making inroads in some major American cities, U.S. health officials report.

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12 Hospitals That Might Make You Sicker

A new report ranked hospitals on their rates of hospital-acquired infections. These 12 ranked the lowest.

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What You Should Know Before a Breast Cancer Gene Test

Only about one-third of women receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing to see if they have a gene mutation that increases their risk of breast or ovarian cancer, a new study reports.

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Cancer Treatment During Pregnancy Doesn’t Harm Baby, Study Suggests

A new study suggests babies turn out fine if their mother undergoes cancer treatment while pregnant.

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6 Insane Examples of Prescription Drug Price Increases

This week, news broke that a 62-year-old drug went from $13.50 to $750 a pill, inciting outrage. But it’s hardly the only one.

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Most Americans Will Get a False Diagnosis At Least Once, Report Finds

A new report commissioned by the U.S. government contends that most Americans will encounter at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime.

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Why It’s Actually Good That Chronic Disease Diagnoses Are Expected to Rise

More Americans are getting health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which may lead to many more people getting diagnosed and treated for chronic conditions, such as diabetes, a new study contends.

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Zapping Pancreatic Cancer Cells With Electricity Might Boost Survival

Using tiny but powerful bursts of electricity to make holes in pancreatic cancer cells may improve survival rates for some patients, new research suggests.

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