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Cutting Medicare costs for knee and hip replacements

Why did 400,000 knee and hip replacements cost Medicare $16,500 per patient in some parts of the country in 2014 – but up to twice as much in others? more »

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Did you know: Controlling your cholesterol can help control your diabetes

Say the word "diabetes" and most people immediately think of controlling their sugar levels. But it turns out that controlling your cholesterol level is important, too. People with diabetes have higher cholesterol levels, leading to increased risk for heart disease and stroke. more »

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6 ways to start small and make big changes

Want a simple, effective and safe way to improve your health? Think small – as in small, gradual changes that can lead to greater well-being over time. These six ideas will get you started on the path to a healthier you. more »

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