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New York Times

The Secret to Keeping Black Men Healthy? Maybe Black Doctors
New York Times
Lack of access to health care? Now, a group of researchers in California has demonstrated that another powerful force may be at work: a lack of black physicians. In the study, black men seeing black male doctors were much more likely to agree to ...

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Health Affairs (blog)

How Housing Mobility Efforts Are Advancing Health In Dallas
Health Affairs (blog)
Editor's note: This post is part of a series of responses to Health Affairs' recent Health Policy Briefs focused on housing and health. Although hundreds of Dallas, Texas-area, housing-choice voucher holders annually seek housing mobility assistance as ...



TechCrunch

RDMD attacks rare diseases with data mined from health records
TechCrunch
It's like Flatiron Health, the Google-backed cancer data startup that just got bought for $2 billion, but for rare diseases. Now RDMD is announcing it's raised a $3 million seed round led by Lux Capital and joined by Village Global, Shasta, Garuda ...
Rare-Disease Hackathon Leads to $3M for Health Data Startup RDMDXconomy

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Commentary: State health survey is a call you should take
The Daily Herald
In 2017 the state randomly called 225,000 adults over the age of 18 to ask about everything from mental health to dental health, seatbelt use to fire alarms. It even inquired about gambling habits. The effort yielded only about 13,000 complete responses.

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CNBC

An unlikely winner in the long-running bull market: Health insurers
CNBC
The bull market, which is about to become the longest running in recent history, has produced healthy returns for investors. The S&P 500 is up well over 300 percent over the last nine years, but health insurance stocks have logged even more impressive ...

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Reuters

US health secretary says agency has power to eliminate drug rebates
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said it was within his agency's power to eliminate rebates on prescription drug purchases, a key element of the Trump administration's plan to lower prescription medicine costs.

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Bond Buyer

Health care, development, and environmental facilities led the way down
Bond Buyer
Environmental facilities was down 66%, development was down 61%, and health care was down 50% in the first half, compared with an overall municipal issuance decline of 18%. All percentages are for dollars of par value unless otherwise stated and are ...



CVS Health's Risks Mounting
Seeking Alpha
CVS Health continues to face long-term threats to its business, and relatively weak near-term performance expectations have done little to inspire confidence. The company's long-term debt load has exploded as it prepares to acquire Aetna, and we don't ...



New York Times

This Drug Is Safe and Effective. Wait. Compared With What?
New York Times
In the United States, comparative effectiveness trials are supported almost exclusively by the National Institutes of Health and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The latter's executive director, Joe Selby, wrote to me: “It's essential ...

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Duluth News Tribune

Mental health awareness to be showcased at Minnesota State Fair
Duluth News Tribune
And the idea came: How well would it be received to really focus on mental health?" Lee approached his colleagues in a work group of the State Advisory Council on Mental Health. He presented the idea to state fair officials and to the Minnesota branch ...

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