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ACA enrollment down by 3 percent, but numbers show steady signups in a good economy, CMS says

This year during open enrollment, 8.4 million consumers enrolled in the federal health insurance exchange for Affordable Care Act coverage, according to final figures released today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In comparison, 8.7 million people enrolled last year. THE IMPACT The numbers show a strong interest in ACA coverage, despite the… Read More »

After damaging Reuters report, J&J doubles down on talc safety message

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson Inc’s statement was unequivocal. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson “The FDA has tested Johnson’s talc since the ’70s. Every single time it did not contain asbestos,” the company said in a… Read More »

Cutting Down On Drinking Can Help You Quit Smoking

Research has revealed that heavy drinkers who’re attempting to quit smoking could find that limiting their alcohol consumption could also help them to quit smoking.[1] The nicotine metabolite ratio of study participants who consumed alcohol heavily reduced as their alcohol consumption was limited. Nicotine metabolite ratio is a biomarker which indicates how fast an individual’s… Read More »