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Federal cash to ward off Medicare Advantage cuts

Millions of seniors in popular private insurance plans offered through Medicare will get a reprieve from some of the most controversial cuts in President Barack Obama’s health care law. Get the full story »

FDA wants more food places to list calories

TheĀ  Food and Drug Administration, which has proposed posting calorie information at chain restaurants and on vending machines, suggested a broader mandate Friday afternoon, to include airplanes, bowling alleys and other places where food is sold. Get the full story »

Walgreen, U.S. to provide $10M in free flu shots

In a move to increase access to preventive treatment among those for whom health care is a challenge, the Obama administration and Walgreens announced on Friday a partnership to provide vouchers for free influenza shots to uninsured Americans and others with inadequate benefits.

The Deerfield-based drugstore giant will provide more than $10 million worth of vouchers while the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help distribute the shots to up to 350,000 people in 15 major U.S. markets including Chicago through its network of regional health administrators that work with public health agencies. Get the full story »