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Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte testing possible diabetes cure

Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte to speed development of the first stem cell treatment that could fix the life-threatening hormonal disorder.

Healthy Life: Listen to Mom; eat your veggies

The advice I find myself giving most often to my patients (and friends and family) is to increase their intake of non-starchy vegetables.

Healthy Life: Oats are not a boring option

Oatmeal can serve as a low-cost, healthy and satisfying option for breakfast or any meal of the day. Most importantly, this traditional breakfast option is packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber.

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Health care fines press millenials as sign-up deadline nears

Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don’t need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Healthy Life: Don't forget Vitamin D

Vitamin D has become a subject of great interest to researchers and many others looking at ways to be healthier.

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Ready2Eat: Red beans, cauliflower 'rice' cuts carbs

At the beginning of each new year, we are bombarded with slogans and suggestions for weight loss, getting fit and other “new” resolutions. How about resolving to make changes one step at a time? Step 1: Let’s eat real food.

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For fitness-filled 2016, resolve to make realistic, long-lasting change

It’s mid-January making it easy to think: “It’s too late to make any resolutions now, better luck next year.”

Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure

Vice President Joe Biden launched a “moonshot” initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to break down barriers in the medical world he says are holding back progress on eradicating the dreaded disease.

Healthy Life: Welcome all guests to the dinner table

January is a fresh start to a new year and means a fresh start to many diets. However, some family members might already be adopting a new diet that involves food allergies.

Deadline looms for federal health exchange

Free Columbia call center to assist in sign-up process

Three weeks are left to sign up for health insurance through the federal exchange.

Tax error complicates financial help for some with Obamacare

About 1.4 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law failed to properly account for it on their tax returns last year, putting their subsidies at risk if they want to keep coverage.

Healthy Life: Set helpful New Year’s resolutions

For many of us, the new year is a fresh start. The holiday season and all the temptations that come with it are over, leaving us with a clean slate to start our new year off right. This is a good time to reflect on what we can do to live healthier.

FDA proposes ban on indoor tanning for minors

Anyone under the age of 18 would be barred from using indoor tanning equipment, under a federal proposal to help reduce skin cancer linked to the devices.

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Express Scripts offers low-cost alternative to Turing drug

The nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager is muscling back into the debate over soaring drug costs by promoting a less-expensive alternative to a life-saving medicine with a list price of $750 per pill.

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Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival’s version sells well

After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine’s price more than 50-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.

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E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle expands to 6 states

An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states.An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states.

New cases show shigellosis spreads in Kansas City area

The shigellosis outbreak that began in the Kansas City area in July continues to spread.

Glaxo wins US approval for drug to treat severe asthma

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved an injectable drug from GlaxoSmithKline PLC to treat severe asthma attacks.

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Kansas football player brain dead after collapsing

A Kansas high school football player has been declared brain-dead at a Colorado hospital after collapsing on the sideline during a state playoff game Tuesday night.

Things to know about E. coli outbreak tied to Chipotle

Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak that health officials have connected to the Mexican food chain.