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The Case Of Charlie Gard Divides Doctors And Parents

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Should parents or doctors have the final say when treating critically ill children? It's a question that's being hotly debated in Britain with the case of Charlie Gard.

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'Living Drug' That Fights Cancer By Harnessing Immune System Clears Key Hurdle

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An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration recommends the agency, for the first time, approve a new kind of treatment that uses genetically modified immune cells to attack cancer cells.

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More People Are Making Mistakes With Medicines At Home

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A study analyzing data from poison control centers finds that the rate of serious medication errors outside health care settings doubled between 2000 and 2012.

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Shift In Drug Approval Process At FDA Under Trump?

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This week, the FDA did something rare: it reversed itself, and said it would no longer require further study of a drug for a rare disease.

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GCSM Preventive Medicine Lecture Series

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Psychology of Healthy Eating & The Pleasure Trap

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Secret Republican Senate Talks Are Shaping Health Care Legislation

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A group of 13 Republican senators is leading the negotiations to craft a new bill to repeal and replace most of the Affordable Care Act. Senators plan to vote by the August recess.

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As GOP Health Care Push Moves To Senate, White House Questions Value Of CBO Analysis

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"I think I know the Gospel pretty well," a White House spokeswoman said after the House passed a health care bill without the official legislative scoring, "and I'd say the CBO is not the Gospel."

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Ideas Behind Health Care Policy Ignite Passions

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When it comes to health care, there are two philosophies pushing against each other. But why does it get so heated?

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The Future Of The GOP Health Care Plan

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The White House claimed a victory this week with the House passage of the bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Ron Elving joins Scott Simon to talk about the bill's prospects in the Senate.

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Obamacare Vs. American Health Care Act: Here's Where They Differ

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NPR looks at how the Affordable Care Act and American Health Care Act differ in terms of insurance marketplaces, the individual mandate, guaranteed coverage and insurance subsidies.

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Poll: Majority of LGBTQ Americans Report Harassment, Violence Based On Identity

In the poll, LGBTQ people also reported numerous experiences of institutional discrimination — in jobs, equal pay...

Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into Question

U.K. scientists say arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs or bits of ragged tissue in sore shoulders offered no...

U.S. Surgeon General Says Working Together Is Key To Combating Opioid Crisis

The country's top public health advocate says the cycle of opioid addiction won't be stopped without more money from...

Massachusetts Set To Approve Law Protecting Access To Birth Control

The Massachusetts law would make it the first state to circumvent a federal policy allowing any company to opt out...

Health News from Next Avenue

How Tax Reform Will Actually Help 401(k) Savers

When the tax reform talks started a few weeks back, there were murmurs that Congress and the Trump administration...

Walking In My Great-Grandmother’s Footsteps

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8 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

The holidays are supposed to be a time of thankfulness, reflection, observance and celebration. But too often, the...

The Rising Medicare Scams You Need to Know About

Open Enrollment time is here, and in addition to navigating the Medicare maze to get the best benefits possible...

Hiring Older Workers Is Suddenly in Season

(Editor’s Note: This story is part of a partnership between Next Avenue and Chasing the Dream, a public media...

The Threat of Kidney Disease from Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you have probably been warned about the risk of chronic kidney disease. Our kidneys do the...