Hospital operators in merger talks to form U.S. industry leader: WSJ

Reuters

Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a merger between the two Catholic non-profits that would create the largest U.S. hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the discussions.

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Birth Control and Breast Cancer: Putting the Risk in Perspective

New York Times

I have a severe intestinal condition known as ulcerative colitis. For some time, I’ve taken an immunosuppressant to control the flare-ups. Like all drugs, this one comes with side effects.

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Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It

New York Times

Having health insurance is supposed to save you money on your prescriptions. But increasingly, consumers are finding that isn’t the case.

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As health premiums rise, small businesses seek alternatives

USA Today

As small business owners learn what their 2018 health insurance costs will be, some are considering providing different types of coverage for their employees.

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