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Refugees And The Birth Of Empathy

In April 2015, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu met in Dharamsala for a historic conversation about joy. The Book of Joy (on sale now) chronicles the week-long discussion. Learn more at and on social media with hashtag #sharethejoy “Many of us have become refugees,” the Dalai Lama tried to explain, “and there are a lot ...

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GOP Sen Hatch: Senate too divided to keep up health-care push

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Monday that senators for now are too divided to keep working on health-care overhaul legislation and that he and other senior Republicans will take that message to the White House. President Donald Trump has been urging lawmakers not to drop the matter, despite a series of failed votes last week. “There’s just ...

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Trump in tweet denies there's chaos at the White House

President Donald Trump insisted Monday there is no chaos at the White House, even as his new chief of staff is entering a West Wing battered by crisis. Retired Gen. John Kelly, previously the Homeland Security secretary, takes over Monday from the ousted Reince Priebus, bringing his military experience to an administration weighed down by a stalled legislative agenda, a ...

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Trump threatens to end insurance payments without a health-care bill

President Donald Trump threatened on Saturday to end government payments to health insurers if Congress does not pass a new health-care bill and goaded them to not abandon their seven-year quest to replace the Obamacare law. In a Twitter message on Saturday, Trump said “if a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for ...

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Cancer treatments another possible casualty of Obamacare repeal: Expert

With the fate of the Affordable Care Act still in limbo, so is the future of cancer patients currently receiving incredibly expensive but potentially life-saving treatments. Dr. Laurie Glimcher, CEO of the Dana-Farber Institute in Boston, told CNBC’s “On The Money” that, to successfully fight cancer, patients need chronic treatment. Changes to ACA could impact access to those treatments. “Branding ...

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Young adults struggle to plan amid health care uncertainty

Your 26th birthday doesn’t just come with the panic of getting closer to the Big 3-0. It also means you have to get off your parents’ health insurance plan and worry about finding your own way in the expensive and complex world of health care. Young people are finding themselves in health-care limbo as the powers that be in Washington ...

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Two Methods to De-identify Large Patient Datasets Greatly Reduced the Risk of Re-identification

PHILADELPHIA — Two de-identification methods, k-anonymization and adding a “fuzzy factor,” significantly reduced the risk of re-identification of patients in a dataset of 5 million patient records from a large cervical cancer screening program in Norway, according to results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Associ​ation for Cancer Research. “Researchers typically get access to de-identified data, that ...

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