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Vaccines Prevent Millions of Infections, Save Billions in Costs: CDC

Many U.S. Adults Not Getting Key Vaccines: CDC

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Childhood vaccines have the potential to prevent 42,000 early deaths and 20 million cases of disease among Americans born in a given year, according to a new analysis. The investigation of children born in 2009 found that vaccinations save …

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Illness Linked to Eye Trouble Costs Medicare Billions

Action Video Games May Boost Vision

TUESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) — Vision loss costs the U.S. Medicare program more than $2 billion a year for the care of non-eye related medical problems, such as depression and disability, a new study finds. The study was conducted by researchers affiliated with the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, …

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Chinese students spend billions overseas. Coronavirus travel bans will leave some countries seriously out of pocket

A man walks on an empty street in Wuhan, China, on February 13, 2020.

Instead, the 22-year-old has spent the past three weeks confined to his family’s apartment in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of the outbreak, which is currently on lockdown to prevent the virus spreading. But even if Xu could leave home, the United States — where he’s studied for …

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Better Heart Care Saves U.S. Billions a Year, Study Finds

News Picture: Better Heart Care Saves U.S. Billions a Year, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Efforts to keep seniors heart-healthy have saved tens of billions of dollars in U.S. health care costs in recent years, researchers say. Between 2005 and 2012, health care spending among people 65 and older fell an average of nearly $3,000 per person a …

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Negotiating Insulin Costs Could Save U.S. Billions

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you don’t need insulin, you probably haven’t paid much attention to its skyrocketing cost, but new research shows that exorbitant drug pricing eventually affects everyone. The study found that in 2017, Medicare spent nearly $8 …

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