Mississippi physician assistants playing vital role in helping provide access to care

As physician assistants, they are highly trained extra sets of hands, extending the reach of physicians.

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Georgia nursing homes are working harder than ever to keep residents safe from the flu

The best way to keep them safe is to keep them away from the germs that pass the virus completely.

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Memory care is expected to be growing part of senior living over the next year

Memory care will be the biggest growth area in senior living and long-term care in 2018, predict executives participating in Lancaster Pollard's “2018 Seniors Housing and Care Survey,” the results of which were released Tuesday.

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President Trump’s new budget proposal flirts with combating high prescription drug prices

President Donald Trump’s new budget proposal flirts with combating high prescription drug prices, but industry watchers say the tweaks to Medicare and Medicaid do little more than dance around the edges of lowering the actual prices of drugs.

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Valentine's Day is the perfect time to consider your heart health

Valentine’s Day isn’t about chocolates, roses and wine for me anymore. It’s about celebrating the strong heartbeat of the love of my life: my husband, Steve.

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Concerned about taxes in retirement? You can relieve some of the burden by moving to a state that's tax friendly to retirees

Around one third of Americans expect Social Security will be a major source of their retirement income, according to a 2017 Gallup poll. If you're going to be reliant on Social Security to fund your lifestyle as a retiree, it's important you understand exactly how much money you'll have available to you.

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Mississippi legislators vote 70-43 on amendment not to expand Medicaid

JACKSON – House Democrats made an unsuccessful effort to expand Medicaid Thursday, saying such an expansion would benefit Mississippi’s struggling hospitals, the working poor and the overall economy of the state.

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Plans continue evolving for Louisiana special session to address budget shortfall

By Friday's end, Louisiana should know whether the state Legislature will meet in another budget-crunching special session this month.

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Good news for wine lovers! New research finds that a daily glass of wine or two can help fight dementia

It turns out that “clean eating” should include a glass or wine with two at dinner.

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Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the U.S., but there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself

SUNDAY, Feb. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, but there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself, a cardiologist says.

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