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Medtronic's quarterly profit meets expectations

Largest U.S. standalone medical device maker Medtronic reported a third-quarter profit in-line with analysts’ estimates, as sales across all its units, except the minimally invasive therapies business, grew. Sales in its cardiac and vascular unit which sells defibrillators, pace-makers, heart valves and stents jumped 10 percent to $ 2.8 billion, accounting for nearly 40 percent of its t… Health Care

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What Trump and the GOP just don't understand about Medicaid

Read President Donald Trump’s budget proposal and you’ll find another repeal of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. The budget, unveiled Monday, eliminates the health care law’s premium subsidies, rolls back its Medicaid expansion and caps Medicaid spending — all in favor of block grants for state-sponsored health insurance programs. div > > p:first-child”> Trump’s proposal, which also ...

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JP Morgan upgrades two biotech companies amid 'optimistic' outlook

J.P. Morgan alerted clients to two biotech companies that it believes could outperform peers in the next year. div > > p:first-child”> Though bullish biotech as a whole, analysts at the firm announced that they were upgrading a pair of stocks to overweight. “Overall, we remain optimistic about the outlook for biotech in 2018, despite recent volatility giving back ...

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Never, ever purchase these things on your credit card

As we move farther and farther down the road toward a cashless society, consumers can use credit cards to pay for nearly everything, everywhere these days. But just because you can doesn’t mean you necessarily should, warns credit reporting agency Experian. div > > p:first-child”> Outstanding car… Health Care

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FDA clears insulin dose calculator that's connected to a smartphone app

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared a mobile system that could simplify diabetes management for some patients. div > > p:first-child”> Doctors treating Type 2 diabetes patients with long-acting insulin usually prescribe them a daily dose to take, and adjust the dose at follow-up visits based on how well the treatment is working. Some doctors, mostly diabetes specialists, ...

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