Putting together a useful, comprehensive price-list for patients of the widely varying charges for various health procedures is difficult and expensive, states are learning.
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They say they're prepared to go to federal court if state regulators don't take action.
Researchers in Colorado believe the historically low fertility rate is connected the a rise in overweight women and men.
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Many American food companies, responding to consumer demands, are looking for grain that's not genetically modified. It turns out that non-GMO corn and soybeans aren't hard to find. Years ago, grain traders set up a supply chain to deliver non-GMO grain from U.S. farmers to customers in Japan.
Smartphone app allows veterans to create "virtual hope boxes” to keep reminders of positive events, videos of loved-ones and inspiring quotes close at hand.
Some of the priciest markets for insurance include rural counties in Georgia and the areas around ski resorts in Colorado. While many people in these places will receive government subsidies to help pay for premiums, the portion that they pay will still be higher than what they would have to foot elsewhere.
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