Pace of Sign-Ups Under Affordable Care Act Blows Past Prior Years

New York Times

More than 600,000 people signed up last week for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, significantly beating the pace of prior years as consumers defied President Trump’s assertion that the marketplace was collapsing.

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Pressure Builds To Cut Medicare Patients In On Prescription Deals

Kaiser Health News

Medicare enrollees, who have watched their out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs climb in recent years, might be in for a break.

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A Link Between Alcohol and Cancer? It’s Not Nearly as Scary as It Seems

New York Times

The headline had some of my friends in a panic.

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With emergency action, DEA cracks down on spread of synthetic opioids

USA Today

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will begin using emergency measures to categorize new fentanyl-like drugs as controlled substances, an effort to keep up with the rapidly evolving permutations of the powerful opioid drug.

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Obstructive sleep apnea linked to higher Alzheimer’s risk

Medical News Today

A new study has demonstrated that older adults who experience obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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