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The most expensive medicine ever treats a rare condition. The price: $2.13 million – Los Angeles Times

Evelyn Villarreal was one of the first children treated, at 8 weeks. Her family, from Centreville, Va., had lost their first child to spinal muscular atrophy at 15 months. Two years later when Evelyn was born a test showed she also had the disease, so the family enrolled her in the gene therapy study at… Read More »

Premium rates increasing faster than incomes for most in US

Dive Brief: The average healthcare cost burden for families increased from 28% to 30% of income nationally between 2010 and 2016, according to a new Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and United States of Care report on employer-sponsored health insurance. That includes premiums of nearly $ 18,000 on average. However, the percentage varies depending on… Read More »

Most Triggers for Irregular Heartbeat Can Be Easily Modified

Alcohol, Caffeine, Exercise, Lack of Sleep Are Most Common, UCSF Study Finds A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats, has found that the majority of triggers for the condition are easily modifiable lifestyle choices, including alcohol, caffeine, exercise and lack of sleep. The findings,… Read More »