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Is health insurance ripe for disruption by newer, tech-savvy market players? Oscar, a newcomer to the California health insurance exchange, certainly hopes so, and has the market valuation to back it up. But will the company's growth and innovation largely be limited to tech-savvy millennials?

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One evening, a group of researchers hit the club-filled streets of West Hollywood with a specific goal: Find young black men, gay and bisexual, willing to participate in a study on how smartphone apps can help improve overall health and combat diseases such as AIDS and diabetes.

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We all love firing up our cellphones to write a text or a tweet, or maybe to engage in a quick game of Candy Crush.  But could we turn to the tiny glowing screens to get healthier, too?

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Beneath the farms, orchards and vineyards of Central and Southern California lies a prehistoric soup worth a fortune. But new ways of extracting oil and gas have come with reports of air and water pollutions, as well as risks to public and environmental health. This has many in California concerned.

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Annually, Medicare pays about $6 million for telehealth services, according to the IOM. In comparison, Medicare paid over $3 billion to providers participating in Electronic Health Record incentive programs from 2011 to 2012.

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The quest for a valley fever vaccine is losing ground as its leading scientists near retirement and funding remains scarce.

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Republicans say a big reason to vote for them is that they want to "end corporate welfare" by getting the government out of the business of choosing which clean energy technologies to nurture. But by quietly, but repeatedly, pressing to bet taxpayer money on hydrogen fuel cells, they may have elimna

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How does knowledge about unfamiliar diseases enter the public consciousness and the public policy agenda?

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Join the Colorado Health Foundation online for Symposium University...

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Tips for connecting with the Latino community through online health blogging and discovering the unique relationship between Latino bloggers, twitter lovers and health consumers.

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