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Stay away from those sugary drinks

While soda consumption continues to fall, sugary drinks are still very popular, and Americans consume WAY too much. Sports drinks have replaced sodas for many consumers, but these drinks are also loaded with sugar. More cities are implementing soda taxes, and hopefully this will start having an impact over time.

The race to use artificial intelligence in healthcare

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The future is here.

For years we’ve been contemplating the role that computers could have in the medical field, and of course there have been gadgets and software that have made an impact in healthcare. Providing information at a doctor’s fingertips has become easier through the years, but now the breakthroughs are accelerating.

The key development involves artificial intelligence, and the ability of computers to diagnose illnesses and make recommendations or provide options for treatments.

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Potential breakthroughs in healthcare

In the video above, Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discusses what he sees as big breakthroughs in health and technology, including personalized medicine.

Good relationships lead to happiness and health

This sounds obvious, but a massive study following hundreds of men over 75 years offers real evidence of this old truth. Check out the video above.

Will greed doom Big Pharma?

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At this point, one can only hope.

The recent deal announced by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to in effect leave the United States for the purpose of evading corporate taxes calls into question why Congress continues to protect this industry.

Many in Congress, particularly Republicans, have resisted efforts to permit Medicare and Medicaid to negotiate for bulk pricing for drugs Americans need. The system is broken and we’re all paying for it.

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