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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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After Months In Limbo For Children's Health Insurance, Huge Relief Over Deal

The Children's Health Insurance Program drew bipartisan support for two decades. After brinkmanship over the federal...

E-Cigarettes Likely Encourage Kids To Try Tobacco But May Help Adults Quit

While not as toxic as regular cigarettes, e-cigarettes do pose a health risk and largely contain the addictive...

California Bill Would Mandate On-Campus Access To Abortion Pills

As restrictions on medication abortion mount in other states, legislation that would require health centers at...

Part Of Oregon's Funding Plan For Medicaid Goes Before Voters

Last summer, the Oregon Legislature passed a package of state taxes to cover Medicaid's expanding rolls. But Oregon...

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What Makes Some Happy in Their Older Years and Others Not So Much

(Editor’s note: This content is sponsored by grandPad.) I’ve learned a lot about how to live well and make the most...

How to Help Your Older Loved One Feel Less Lonely

(This article appeared previously on Here’s an all-too-common scenario: An older adult in your life is...

Who’d Have Thought? I’m In the Best Shape of My Life

(This story was originally published on Next Tribe.) Sometime in my early 50s, I went from being an only slightly...

Stepmothers: The Cause of So Many Estate Fights

(The following is excerpted from The Wolf at the Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse.) I read the latest...

Changing Careers: How to Move Past Fear of the Unknown

Tama Kieves, author of the new book Thriving Through Uncertainty, remembers the moment well: She was on track to...

How to Bounce Back From a Health Crisis

After a major injury or illness, your own participation and perspective can make the difference between moving past...