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By Kim Carollo, ABC News Medical Unit
Pharmaceutical companies paid out more than $250 million to some 17,000 doctors and nurses across the country in 2009 and 2010, according to a new database compiled and published by ProPublica, a non-profit investigative journalism group.
The data from seven drug makers — who manufacture about 35 percent of the medications sold […]

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Post image for Health Law Makes Prevention Easier To Come By

By Christopher Weaver
What does prevention actually thwart? Health spending, President Obama’s top health officials hope.
Announcing new requirements for insurers to pay for preventive care Wednesday as a result of health overhaul, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said, “Too many Americans don’t get the preventive care they need to stay healthy and keep health care […]


Post image for Chronic Pain: Does Vitamin D Help?

Researchers are exploring a possible link between low levels of vitamin D and chronic pain.
By Gina Shaw
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
WebMD Feature
Not getting enough vitamin D in your system may be linked to chronic pain.
Over the past 10 years, several researchers have found an association between extremely low vitamin D levels and chronic, general pain that […]


Post image for Prediabetes Precautions Often Ignored

By Jennifer Warner
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
People with prediabetes aren’t taking simple precautions that could prevent the potentially deadly disease of type 2 diabetes from taking hold.
A new study shows nearly 30% of all adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, yet more than 90% aren’t aware of it. Moreover, only about half of […]


Post image for Prevention Credited for Fewer Heart Deaths but Trend Could Reverse

But increases in diabetes and obesity could reverse the trend, experts warn
By Ed Edelson
HealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) — Improved treatment, coupled with more effective preventive measures, may be having a positive impact on the death rate from coronary heart disease.
Death rate data from the United States and Canada both indicate a drop in […]


THE PROOF:2.24.10
Dan SwinDell, clinical expert, will present the High Desert Heart Institute clinical heart study details. With him will be some of the health care professionals from the Institute and patients involved in the study.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 7:00 PM MST
Call (800) 832-4695, then dial PIN 5333#
In your 30 minutes on this call you […]