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Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare To Kind 'Kimmel Test'

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is pleading with a Republican senator to put the latest version of Trumpcare to the “Kimmel test” before voting for it. Kimmel, whose baby son Billy required surgery shortly after birth to repair a congenital heart problem, tweeted to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Sunday: “No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, ...

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Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says new research from USC’s Marshall School of Business, and if you work with women and people over forty they’re even more perturbed by it than everyone else. The researchers conducted a nationwide survey of 554 full-time working professionals earning above $ 30K and ...

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Growing Body of Evidence Supports Use of Mind-Body Therapies During Breast Cancer Treatment

Meditation and yoga get highest grades for improving quality of life Dietary supplements get low marks for symptoms and side effects In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues at MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Memorial Sloan ...

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GOP's Obamacare repeal bills threaten huge disruptions across the healthcare system

Congressional Republicans, who for years blasted the Affordable Care Act for disrupting Americans’ healthcare, are now pushing changes that threaten to not only strip health coverage from millions, but also upend insurance markets, cripple state budgets and drive medical clinics and hospitals to the breaking point. President Trump and GOP leaders have touted their Obamacare repeal bills — one passed ...

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Koch Brothers' Groups Oppose GOP Senate Health Care Bill For Not Being Conservative Enough

The network of political advocacy groups funded by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch is waging a campaign against Senate Republicans’ health care bill because the conservative organizations feel it does not go far enough toward undoing the Affordable Care Act. At a weekend retreat to strategize for the 2018 midterm elections, representatives from the Koch brothers’ sprawling network said the ...

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An active sex life improves brain power in older adults

Older adults who lead an active sex life are more likely to have increased cognitive function, according to a new Oxford University research collaboration. The study which was conducted in partnership with the University of Coventry, found that people over the age of fifty, who engaged in above average levels of sexual activity, scored higher in a series of tests ...

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Plastic surgeons develop innovative microsurgery technique for reconstructing breast after mastectomy

DALLAS – UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons have developed a new breast reconstruction technique that combines advantages of two different types of microsurgical procedures using abdominal and other tissue to reconstruct the breast after a mastectomy. Flap-based procedures use a woman’s own tissue taken from the abdomen, thigh, or buttocks to reconstruct the breast. Surgeons have labeled the new procedure ...

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