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Teen has blunt message for Aetna after less invasive brain surgery denied

Cara Pressman, 15, wept as her parents told her their insurance company denied her for a minimally invasive brain surgery that could end the seizures that have haunted her since she was 9. In the six weeks since the rejection, Cara has had dozens more seizures. Pressed by CNN, Aetna still refuses to approve the surgery -- over the objections of her own doctors.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:05:16 GMT
4 ways CVS-Aetna merger could change your health care

A shift could be coming to your health care if you're an Aetna customer.

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:58:49 GMT
When insurers require patients to stop treatment

Gillen Washington, a student at Northern Arizona University, had been getting medication for an immunodeficiency disease since 2011.

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 08:01:27 GMT
Canna-butter, astro eggs and other costly superfood trends

You're down with acai, take echinacea on the reg, and consider coconut oil a mainstay in your home. But a new class of high-powered superfoods is pushing the envelope even further, making even the healthiest among us stop and do a double take. For starters, there's Gwyneth's pricy morning smoothie ritual (whose ingredient shopping list totals $200 thanks to so-called "moon dust"). And then there's something called Blue Majik and ... astrologically farmed eggs?

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:37:16 GMT
Aetna envelopes reveal customers' HIV status

The health care company Aetna mailed envelopes that revealed the HIV status of some of its customers in multiple states, according to the Legal Action Center and the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania.

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 02:59:19 GMT
Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay

If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:03:06 GMT
In US and Europe, kids get cell phones at a younger age

Sara Zaske's daughter, Sophia, rarely showed much interest in having her own cell phone -- that is, until they moved back to the United States from Germany.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:26:16 GMT
Drug trial shows promising results in Huntington's disease fight

For the first time, an experimental drug has reduced levels of the toxic protein that causes Huntington's disease in humans.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:32:58 GMT
A 12 Diet Cokes-a-day habit like Trump's is worth changing

President Donald Trump downs a dozen Diet Cokes each day, The New York Times reported this weekend. His love of the bubbly beverage is shared by many Americans and at least one of his predecessors. President Bill Clinton was frequently photographed with a can in his hand and reportedly placed a Diet Coke -- along with a now-outdated cell phone and other items -- in a time capsule at his official presidential library.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:29:33 GMT
Two kids injured every day by window blinds, study finds

Nearly one child dies every month and about about two are injured every day in window blind-related incidents, according to a new study.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:56:22 GMT
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