Health

Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

Report: 1 in 4 Alzheimer's disease deaths are now occurring at home _ a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes

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Suit: SC Mental Health needlessly hospitalizes people

A group that advocates for patients with disabilities is accusing South Carolina's mental health agency of needlessly hospitalizing people instead of providing them in-home services

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets
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Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions will be facing higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018

Illinois News

Glow Run puts twist on traditional 5K

Illini Fitness' annual Glow Run puts a family-friendly spin on the traditional 5K. The 5K Fun Run/Walk kicks off at sunset and winds runners and walkers through the streets of Pittsfield at night.

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North Carolina state employee health plan chief resigns

The top administrator at North Carolina's health insurance plan for state employees and teachers has abruptly left the job

Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana
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Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana

A new study about using a marijuana ingredient to treat epilepsy joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says
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Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits

Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says
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Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says

A new study suggests Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about 3 months before infections were detected last summer

Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat
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Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

Anti-government rhetoric has clashed with the need for health care in Meagher County, Montana, a place that's not much different than other rural enclaves in the US that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump

AP Exclusive: Outgoing WHO head practiced art of appeasement
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AP Exclusive: Outgoing WHO head practiced art of appeasement

AP Exclusive: Outgoing WHO head practiced art of appeasement in health-challenged countries