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Shopping for Omega-3s: Top Sources at Your Store
Sunday, October 01, 2017

Lung Cancer Risks: Myths and Facts
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Guide to Kidney Cancer
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Do You Know the Benefits of Walking?
Saturday, June 17, 2017

High-Protein Diets: The Good and the Bad
May 10 ,2017

Eye Exams: More Important Than You Might Think
March 22 ,2017

Warning Signs Of Heart Attack,Stroke & Cardiac Arrest
February 27 ,2017

What to Do to Help Prevent Cancer
February 10 ,2017

15 Cancer Warning Signs Never to Ignore
December 29 ,2016

Foods to Help Your Body Fight Cancer
November 05, 2016

Florida Medicaid's State-Mandated Formulary Impact on Utilization and Cost
October 13, 2016

15 Ways to Be Happier
Sep 27, 2016

16 Tips for Pain-Free Joints
Sep 8, 2016

Screening reduces late-stage breast cancer in Calif.
Sep 8, 2016

The Life-Changing Magic of Choosing the Right Hospital
August 26, 2016

Contraceptive Coverage: Fertile Ground for Controversy
August 26, 2016

How Much Do You Know About Spreading Germs?
August 11, 2016

Taking Action on Medicare Prescriber Enrollment
June 30, 2016

Cancer doctors leading campaign to boost use of HPV vaccine
June 24, 2016

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Sunday, October 01, 2017
Shopping for Omega-3s: Top Sources at Your Store
Walnuts: Omega-3s by the Handful
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Lung Cancer Risks: Myths and Facts
Myth: It's Too Late if You've Smoked for Years
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Guide to Kidney Cancer
How Does It Happen?
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Saturday, June 17, 2017
Do You Know the Benefits of Walking?
Research shows you're likely to live longer if you walk at least 5.5 miles per week
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May 10, 2017
High-Protein Diets: The Good and the Bad
1.Too Good to Be True? Lose weight while eating steak, burgers, cheese, and bacon? High-protein, low-carb plans like Atkins and the Zone can work. But you should consider the pros and cons before you decide to try one.
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March 22, 2017
Eye Exams: More Important Than You Might Think
Why do so many of us neglect to protect our vision, when all it takes is an eye exam? We're vigilant about safeguarding our material things, our reputations, cars, credit cards. So why would we trust our precious peepers to the whims of fate?
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February 27, 2017
Warning Signs Of Heart Attack,Stroke & Cardiac Arrest
Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
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February 10, 2017
What to Do to Help Prevent Cancer
There are lots of things you can do to reduce your riskof getting cancer. See which habits can help, and which ones you should avoid.
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December 29, 2016
15 Cancer Warning Signs Never to Ignore
Constant bloating, persistent heartburn, a nagging cough -- you might not think of these as warning signs of cancer, but they can be.
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November 05, 2016
Foods to Help Your Body Fight Cancer
The right combinations of foods you eat could help prevent cancer. Which foods may reduce your risk?
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October 13, 2016
Florida Medicaid's State-Mandated Formulary Impact on Utilization and Cost
Research presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy shows state-mandated formulary provision experiences higher pharmacy costs and lower medication use.
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Sep 27, 2016
15 Ways to Be Happier
Can you turn a bad day around? It's possible. Here's how to do it.
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Sep 8, 2016
16 Tips for Pain-Free Joints
The more you move, the less stiffness you'll have. See which exercises can help keep you limber while burning calories and toning muscles.
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Sep 8, 2016
Screening reduces late-stage breast cancer in Calif.
September 2, 2016 -- Cancer screening in California has resulted in a decline in the number of late-stage diagnoses for breast cancer, while late-stage diagnoses for other cancers -- such as cervical and prostate cancer -- are increasing, according to a new report.
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August 26, 2016
The Life-Changing Magic of Choosing the Right Hospital
There's an exceedingly simple way to get better health care: Choose a better hospital. A recent study shows that many patients have already done so, driving up the market shares of higher-quality hospitals.
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August 26, 2016
Contraceptive Coverage: Fertile Ground for Controversy
PBMs can push back on price by ''tiering mechanisms and exposing members to higher costs, which pushes the manufacturer to lower the effective price,'' says Jeff Levin-Scherz, a consultant with Willis Towers Watson.
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August 11, 2016
How Much Do You Know About Spreading Germs?
Wiping down counters and washing dishes is supposed to get things clean, right? That's true as long as you don't let that rag or sponge get too nasty. You'll end up spreading more ick that way.
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June 30, 2016
Taking Action on Medicare Prescriber Enrollment
Medicare plans need to take action now to ensure a seamless member experience when CMS' Part D Prescriber Enrollment Program takes effect in 2017.
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June 24, 2016
Cancer doctors leading campaign to boost use of HPV vaccine
The nation's leading cancer doctors are pushing pediatricians and other providers to help increase use of the HPV vaccine, which studies show could help avert tens of thousands of cancer cases during young Americans' lives.
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June 24, 2016
Drug might block breast cancer in women with BRCA1 gene mutation
Scientists might have just pinpointed a nonsurgical way for women at a high risk of breast cancer to minimize their chances of developing the devastating disease.
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June 24, 2016
Eliminating blood test could safely increase number of donor hearts for transplants, study shows
For the past couple of decades, many U.S. transplant centers have used a biomarker called troponin as one way to determine whether a donor heart is suitable for implantation.
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June 20, 2016
10 Ways to Be Happier
Life's tough, but we all want to be happy. It takes a little work, but these tried-and-true tips can help make happiness a reality.
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June 14, 2016
Insurance Rates Going Up: New Concerns for Obamacare
WASHINGTON - Fresh problems for "Obamacare": The largest health insurer in Texas wants to raise its rates on individual policies by an average of nearly 60 percent, a new sign that President Barack Obama's overhaul hasn't solved the problem of price spikes.
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June 14, 2016
Expanding Medicare Would Solve Some Problems, Create New Ones
In 1998, President Bill Clinton suggested a partial solution to help millions of Americans without health insurance: The country should let those 55 and older without employer coverage buy into the government Medicare system.
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June 14, 2016
We're spending $107 billion on cancer drugs, but is it worth it
A flood of innovative cancer treatments helped fuel an 11.5 percent surge in spending on oncology drugs over the past year -- to $107 billion globally, according to a new report. But there's a crucial question the study can't quite answer: How much are patients benefiting from this expanding arsenal of high-priced drugs?
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June 07, 2016
12 Symptoms of a Hormone Imbalance
Your Hormones, Your Health
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May 05, 2016
Are You Protected From The Sun?
At Magellan Rx Management, it is our goal to keep members informed about ways to stay healthy and safe. It is essential to understand the impacts the sun's rays have on our skin and the various ways we can help protect it from harmful exposure.
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April 28, 2016
Fight Cancer: Eat These Foods
No single food can prevent cancer, but the right combination of them may help make a difference. Here's what to put on your plate.
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March 15, 2016
Special: What to Put on Your Plate
The typical American eats 59% of the amount of vegetables recommended in updated dietary guidelines released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2011. The good news is that the goal of 100% is within reach for most of us. The guidelines, which are accompanied by a new food guide icon, say we should focus on more dark green, red, and orange vegetables, beans, and peas.
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February 18, 2016
17 Real Ways to Deal With Depression
Sometimes your pet really can be your best friend, and that's good therapy. When you play with him, you take your mind off your problems. And when you take care of him, you're focused on something outside yourself, which can be therapeutic.
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February 11, 2016
10 Things to Know About Your Bones
Don't let the name fool you. It's no laughing matter! If you've ever hit your elbow in that certain spot, you know it can cause a weird tingling or a dull pain.Your funny bone isn't a bone at all. It's a nerve that runs down your upper arm to the inside part of your elbow.
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January 12, 2016
A Visual Guide to Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer: The Big Picture
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January 11, 2016
Prescription drug prices jumped more than 10 percent in 2015, analysis finds
Drug prices were big news in 2015, thanks in large part to "Pharma bro" Martin Shkreli, who drew outrage for hiking the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent. Such eye-popping increases were rare. But plenty of drugs became more expensive during the past year.
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January 11, 2016
What Makes You Tick? Heart Facts
Every day, your heart beats (which means it expands and contracts) an impressive 100,000 times. That adds up to more than 2.5 billion heartbeats in the average lifetime.
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December  15, 2015
As Health Care Act Insurance Deadline Nears, 'Unprecedented Demand'
WASHINGTON - Milwaukee, Detroit and Philadelphia have done the best among 20 cities competing to sign up people for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, while Dallas, Denver and Las Vegas are lagging, the White House said Monday ahead of Tuesday's deadline to enroll for coverage that takes effect on Jan. 1.
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November  17, 2015
Commonly Abused Prescription and OTC Drugs
Drug Abuse
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November  07, 2015
The ABCs of Vitamins
When researchers reviewed more than a decade's worth of findings, they found that megadoses of vitamin C don't prevent colds for most people. Some studies suggest it might help you get over the symptoms a little faster. But it won't make them less severe.
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Sep  28, 2015
How Well Do You Know Your Pancreas?
The pancreas does two main things. It makes fluids that contain enzymes, which break down the nutrients in food -- like fats and proteins -- so your body can use them. And it makes hormones like insulin to balance your blood sugar levels.
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Sep  07, 2015
The Wonder Drug in Your Medicine Cabinet
One thing aspirin does is interrupt the process that makes your blood clot. Taking one every day helps keep your blood flowing smoothly and helps prevent blockages in your blood vessels that can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Talk to your doctor about whether it's a good idea for you.
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March  23, 2014
A Visual Guide to Prostate Cancer
What Is Prostate Cancer?
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December  09, 2014
A Visual Guide to Cataracts
What Are Cataracts?
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June  10, 2015
Exercise Benefits You Don't See
Better Mood
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April  04, 2015
What Do You Know About Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
1. One symptom of B12 deficiency is Fatigue, which is the most common symptom of people who have low levels of vitamin B12. But fatigue by itself can be a sign of almost any health condition - or just that you haven't been sleeping enough! Other signs of B12 deficiency include weight loss, constipation or diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, abdominal bloating and gas, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet, loss of balance, and a sore, red tongue.
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June  10, 2015
Can 'Talk Therapy' Help You Sleep?
Cognitive behavioral therapy, better known as "talk therapy" or CBT, helps people with an ongoing case of the sleep disorder improve their shut-eye, according to a review of research on the topic.
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March  14, 2014
Top Cancer-Fighting Foods
Cognitive behavioral therapy, better known as "talk therapy" or CBT, helps people with an ongoing case of the sleep disorder improve their shut-eye, according to a review of research on the topic.
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February 10, 2015
Top 10 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
1. Measles What it is: A highly contagious lung infection.
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February 02, 2015
Quiz: Fun Facts About Your Hands
Fingernails grow about twice as fast as toenails, at 3.47 millimeters per month compared with 1.62 millimeters per month.
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December 07, 2014
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
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November 10, 2014
Managing Your Psoriasis Triggers
You can reduce flare-ups by learning the triggers that make your psoriasis worse. Follow these tips to help manage them and keep your skin condition under control.
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April 08, 2014
Slideshow: What Your Nails Say About Your Health
Nails and Health: Read the Signs
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FEB 3, 2015
Access and Savings of Medicare Pharmacy Networks
Preferred Pharmacy Networks are an effective strategy for Medicare plans to retain high quality care while reducing costs.
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FEB 3, 2015
AIPI Factor: A Defining Moment in Medicare
How will Medicare¡¯s Improvement Performance Increase (IPI) Factor impact Medicare plan sponsors and star ratings strategies?
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Dec 5, 2015
Dairy & Diabetes Risk: New Thinking?
Dec. 5, 2014 -- Some intriguing new research shows that dairy foods, perhaps even high-fat ones, may play a role in type 2 diabetes prevention.
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Jan 9, 2014
FAQ Among Oncology Patients
The specialty-trained pharmacists and nurses in the Express Scripts Oncology TRC have disease-specific expertise to assist those diagnosed with cancer.
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Dec 2, 2014
Ask the Pharmacist: Exercise Tips Your Heart Will Love
A regular exercise routine along with adherence to a medication regimen can put cardiovascular patients on the path to better health.
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Nov 4, 2014
Immunotherapy Brings New Hope to Cancer Fight
Nov. 4, 2014 -- Twenty-year-old Milton Wright III's life seemed to finally be on track. After a lifetime of interruptions to his education, his football career, and his plans to join the Marines, he found his way. He had launched a modeling career and appeared in ads for brands including Zumiez and Adidas. He had all but forgotten he'd ever had cancer.
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2014
Breast Cancer FAQs
Exercise boosts the immune system and helps you to keep your weight in check. With as little as three hours of exercise per week, or about 30 minutes a day, a woman can begin to lower her risk of breast cancer. This doesn¡¯t require going to a gym either. Power walking is more than sufficient!
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2014
CMS HPID Application 'Cheatsheet' 2014
[Guidance Overview] CMS HPID Application 'Cheatsheet' 2014 (PDF)
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Sep 16, 2014
High-Fat Dairy May Lower Diabetes Risk
New Swedish research shows that eating and drinking high-fat dairy products is linked to a lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes. This finding appears to contradict current guidance, which recommends people with diabetes choose low-fat dairy products whenever possible.
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Sept 10, 2014
Nuts & Your Health
Once viewed by some as a food too high in calories to enjoy on a regular basis, nuts are getting new respect.
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