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How Cheap Can Lipitor Get? Try Free

Some grocery chains are now offering free atorvastatin, the generic version of Lipitor, at their pharmacies. The cholesterol drug requires a prescription, but now you don't need insurance or cash to get the pills.
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McDonald's Adds Calorie Counts And Maybe Grilled McNuggets To Menu

McDonald's moves ahead of the pack to place prominent calorie counts on its menu boards and rethinks those fried chicken nuggets kids love. It's part of a broader move the company is making to address health concerns.
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Survey: Health Premiums Rise By Small Percentage

Average health care premiums rose by a mere 4 percent this year, according to a new survey. That's the smallest increment in more than a decade. But experts aren't sure whether that slowdown will last.
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Where Traffic Noise Takes A Toll On Health

Too many bad nights' sleep can raise the risk of heart attack and high blood pressure. Researchers say highway noise should be added to the list of environmental pollutants.
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Insurance Costs Rise, But More Slowly

Annual family health insurance premiums rose about 4 percent to an average of $15,745 this year, a new survey finds. While the increase is less than the one seen last year, it exceeds both inflation and wage gains.
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More Vaccines Come Without Copays, Unless You're On Medicare

The federal health law makes it easier for most people with private insurance to get recommended vaccines without a copay. But the changes don't apply to people covered by Medicare.

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