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A surprise no one wants: Big medical bill even with coverage
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Published in 14-2-2018
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This winter's nasty flu season may smack patients with a financial side effect: surprise medical bills. People who wind up in the emergency room or need an ambulance can be blindsided by hefty, unexpected charges. This often happens after patients visit a doctor or hospital outside their insurance network so coverage was limited. Insurance deductibles that reset every January and must be pa ...>>
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Pot-users want judge to declare marijuana safe under US law
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Published in 14-2-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) Army veteran Jose Belen says the horrors of the Iraq War left him with post-traumatic stress disorder, and the drug that helped him cope best with the symptoms was one his Veterans Affairs doctors could not legally prescribe: marijuana. "Once I did use cannabis, immediately I felt the relief," said Belen, who is now working with other medical marijuana users to mount a long-shot cou ...>>
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Italy court sends right-to-die case to Constitutional Court
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Published in 14-2-2018
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ROME (AP) A court in Milan has asked Italy's Constitutional Court to rule in the case of a right-to-die advocate who brought a well-known DJ to an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland to die after he was paralyzed in a car crash. Marco Capaldo said Wednesday he was grateful that the Constitutional Court might finally establish that Italians have a right to die. Capaldo, a lawmaker with the ...>>
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First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US OK
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Published in 14-2-2018
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CHICAGO (AP) The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the biotech industry's race to find a way to diagnose concussions. The test doesn't detect concussions and the approval won't immediately change how patients with suspec ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 14-2-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Texas natives serve as plaintiffs in lawsuit to federally legalize marijuana
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Published in 14-2-2018
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Two Texas natives are key plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit to declare the federal government's classification of cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug unconstitutional.

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Überrito taps team for Texas expansion
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Published in 14-2-2018
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Überrito, a build-your-own burrito chain with five locations in the Houston market, announced a franchise deal to expand the brand across Texas. Ally Lakhpaty and SNL Franchise Development have signed a master franchise agreement to develop locations in the Houston, Austin and San Antonio, including three corporate locations in Houston.

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Report: Houston's luxury home sales decline for third straight month
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Published in 14-2-2018
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Houston-area home sales were up 8.9 percent in January, but the top-end of the market tumbled for the the third straight month, a new report shows. Buyers closed on 4,469 single-family homes in January at a median price of $218,000, up 3.8 percent, the Houston Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.

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Report: Apartment/commercial construction retreats in U.S., holds steady in Houston
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Published in 14-2-2018
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The value of commercial and apartment construction projects started in the Houston area in 2017 held steady at $3.9 billion after experiencing a big drop in 2016, Dodge Data & Analytics reported. Seven of the top 12 markets showed declines, including the biggest markets of New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Washington, D.C. The San Francisco, Atlanta and Philadelphia areas experienced double ...>>

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The Bank of River Oaks to sell for $85 million to Hilltop
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Published in 14-2-2018
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The Bank of River Oaks, a 13-year old lender in Houston, has agreed to sell itself for $85 million in cash to Dallas-based Hilltop Holdings, which runs the $9.7 billion PlainsCapital Bank.

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Swiss mobile data of 800,000 customers is stolen
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Published in 7-2-2018
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GENEVA (AP) A Swiss mobile phone operator says its data systems were breached late last year and the contact details of about 800,000 customers were compromised. Swisscom said Wednesday that the names, addresses, telephone numbers and date of birth of the customers was accessed by an unknown party, which got the data through a sales partner of Swisscom. It said that passwords, conversations and ...>>
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DNA suggests 10,000-year-old Brit had dark skin, blue eyes
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Published in 7-2-2018
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LONDON (AP) DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests the oldest-known Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, researchers said Wednesday. Scientists from Britain's Natural History Museum and University College London analyzed the genome of "Cheddar Man," who was found in Cheddar Gorge in southwest England in 1903. Scientists led by museum DNA expert Ian Barnes drille ...>>
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Space sports car now flying toward asteroid belt beyond Mars
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Published in 7-2-2018
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars. SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed the new, more distant route for his rocketing Tesla Roadster, which was launched aboard the company's Falcon Heavy from Florida. The Heavy became the most powerful rocket flying today with Tuesday's inaugural test flight. Musk says th ...>>
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Baby, it's cold in there: Explorers test endurance in Poland
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Published in 7-2-2018
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) Using a group of explorers, scientists are testing the endurance of humans and equipment in temperatures around minus 50 degrees Celsius (minus 58 Fahrenheit) at a laboratory in southern Poland. The "Taming the Freeze" experiment began Tuesday and is expected to go on for 100 hours. Survivalists and mountain climbers are locked in a lab filled with snow and wind generators at ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 7-2-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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