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Several U.S. health care organizations recently have disclosed data breaches, potentially affecting thousands of individuals.

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Here's how to maximize the value of this health insurance program for retirees.

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Robert Fischell has authored more than 200 patents, including a gizmo that zaps migraines before they start. The question is: Could the same principles that govern the migraine invention do the same for chronic pain, such as for the 10 million Americans who suffer from severe foot pain?

Visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2015/07/27/the-genius-inventor-who-says-hell-eliminate-chronic-pain-with-a-simple-device/ to view the full article online.

The number of deaths, hospital stays and health care costs decreased among older Americans on Medicare over the past 15 years, according to a new study.

Visit http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/28/us-health-medicare-outcomes-improvement-idUSKCN0Q21TM20150728 to view the full article online.

One thing taxpayers had to deal with this year was calculating the amount of penalties they owed under Obamacare's individual mandate, and they didn't always navigate the intricacies of the penalty provisions correctly.

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As the number of elderly Americans soars, Medicare is testing improved benefits for seriously ill seniors.

Visit http://time.com/money/3973334/medicare-new-rules/ to view the full article online.

In the state with the second highest incidence of diabetes in the country, the cost of diabetes-related medication is the same from the Tennessee line to the Gulf Coast. And it's true across the country.

Visit http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/26/diabetes-control-comes-at-high-cost-for-many-in-mi/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS to view the full article online.

There's nothing quite as exciting as breaking out new shoes — that is, until you discover the shoes are breaking you instead. There are many reasons why you may end up with blisters from those heeled sandals or even from your functional flats, but there are also many ways to avoid trouble before it starts.

Visit http://www.today.com/style/new-shoes-blues-5-easy-ways-keep-your-feet-blister-t34821 to view the full article online.

Two new research studies presented at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Lab Expo, show promise for quicker and less-expensive ways to detect diabetes.

Visit http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/07/aacc-2015-new-tests-could-make-diagnosing-diabetes-easier to view the full article online.

Imagine knowing years in advance whether or not you'll get cancer and treating it now instead of when the disease appears. What if a doctor could call you hours before suffering a heart attack to tell you to get to the hospital? This may sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but in the not-too-distant future doctors will be able to treat illnesses before they happen.

Visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/dell/2015/07/28/four-things-that-will-change-healthcare-as-we-know-it/ to view the full article online.

Medicare's 50th anniversary is giving rise not only to celebration, but also to well-founded concern about the program's sustainability.

Visit http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/everyone-agrees-medicare-must-be-made-more-sustainable-20150728 to view the full article online.

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