OIG Reports Find Health Insurance Exchange Data Inconsistencies

eagleThe federal health insurance exchange failed to properly verify individuals’ data that determined their eligibility for coverage and subsidies to help offset premiums costs, according to two reportsreleased Tuesdayby HHS Office of Inspector General, the AP/ABC News reports.

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US Food Manufacturing—Science Based or Reckless?

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US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was formerly the Governor of Iowa, at which time he was given a “Governor of the Year” award by a Monsanto group

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From Tomb to Table: Cumin’s Health Benefit’s Rediscovered

cumin_health_benefitsTraded along spice routes separating ancient cultures by vast distances, spices like cumin were once worth their weight in gold. Has modern science now revealed why, beyond their remarkable aesthetic value, they were so highly prized?

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Does Your Doctor Understand Inflammation?

InflammationA Burning Question – Got the -itis?  Bronch-itis,  arthr-itis, gingiv-itis?  The -itis  signifies inflammation, as in flame and burning, but inflammation is also at the root of cancers, heart disease and the rest. Inflammation is an acute and usually obvious “get to the doctor” problem where Continue reading