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Personalized Health Care and Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Your Life—At the Cost Of Your Privacy – Newsweek
20 Mar
9:59

Personalized Health Care and Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Your Life—At the Cost Of Your Privacy – Newsweek

Andres Rubiano first got the news that his blood pressure was too high in the 1990s, when he was in his late 30s. It didn’t come as a complete surprise—his father had had chronic hypertension at an early age too. His doctor prescribed medication and encouraged him to get more […]

Life expectancy in the US: Where does Mississippi rank? – Jackson Clarion Ledger
20 Mar
10:19

Life expectancy in the US: Where does Mississippi rank? – Jackson Clarion Ledger

CLOSE According to a study out of the University of Helsinki, taking regular vacations can extend your life expectancy. Buzz60s Nick Cardona has that story. Buzz60 With the exception of the last two years, when it dropped largely because of spikes in opioid deaths, life expectancy in the United States […]

Drug prices are killing diabetics. ‘Walmart insulin’ isn’t the solution. – Washington Post
19 Mar
10:29

Drug prices are killing diabetics. ‘Walmart insulin’ isn’t the solution. – Washington Post

Insulin supplies. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) By Audrey Farley Audrey Farley is the Editor of Pens & Needles and a lecturer in the history department at Mount St. Mary’s University. February 19 Insulin prices are killing people. A single vial, which lasts some users between one and two weeks, is priced over […]

Fighting Type 1 Diabetes and the Rising Cost of Insulin – NBC 7 San Diego
19 Mar
10:48

Fighting Type 1 Diabetes and the Rising Cost of Insulin – NBC 7 San Diego

Keary Cheney began feeling sick while she and her husband Justin were in Uganda to adopt their two children Zola and Oliver. A month later she slipped into a coma. Doctors diagnosed her with Type 1 Diabetes, an autoimmune disease that prevents the pancreas from producing insulin. As she recovered, […]

Prescription for health: Maine’s Legislature is rightly taking on drug costs – The Keene Sentinel
18 Mar
10:59

Prescription for health: Maine’s Legislature is rightly taking on drug costs – The Keene Sentinel

There is no cure for Type 1 diabetes. People who have it need to inject themselves with insulin every day or they will die. And the medicine is not cheap — at least not in America. Over the last 20 years, the price has soared from $20 a vial to […]

What’s behind America’s insulin crisis? – The Week UK
18 Mar
11:10

What’s behind America’s insulin crisis? – The Week UK

Politicians and patients are demanding urgent action be taken to tackle America’s growing insulin crisis, which has seen the price of the lifesaving drug triple over the last decade. But who is to blame for the skyrocketing costs and what can be done about it? How big is the problem? […]

Local diabetic speaks out after Eli Lilly announces generic insulin – WTHITV.com
17 Mar
11:29

Local diabetic speaks out after Eli Lilly announces generic insulin – WTHITV.com

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – We first shared with you Monday on First at 5 that drug maker Eli Lilly will soon offer a half-price version of its top-selling insulin Humalog. The move seemed like it’d be a win for the diabetic community. But as News 10 found out, there’s […]

Diabetics going without life-saving drug – rocketcitynow.com
17 Mar
11:48

Diabetics going without life-saving drug – rocketcitynow.com

More headlines The odds are excellent someone you know needs insulin daily. What you may not know is they may be struggling to pay for the life saving drug. The average price of insulin has more than tripled in the past 15 years. In 1996, one vial of insulin cost about […]

Editorials from around New England – Wichita Eagle
17 Mar
12:02

Editorials from around New England – Wichita Eagle

Editorials from around New England: ___ VERMONT The Brattleboro Reformer Sign Up and Save Get six months of free digital access to The Wichita Eagle #ReadLocal March 5 When Southern Vermont College closes at the end of the academic year, the effects will be felt throughout the region and for […]

Type 2 diabetes: the horrifying reality of Britain’s hidden health epidemic – The Times
16 Mar
12:21

Type 2 diabetes: the horrifying reality of Britain’s hidden health epidemic – The Times

Amputation, blindness, death… Matt Rudd meets the people whose lives and limbs have been ravaged KEVIN DUTTON FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE The Sunday Times, February 17 2019, 12:01am On a Tuesday morning last November, Colin Rattray watched as a surgeon amputated his lower right leg and popped it into a […]