According to scientists at the American Heart Association, heart attack patients who arrive at off times in hospital ERs have a 13 percent higher risk of dying, compared to people who are brought in during normal hours. Read more
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The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
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In Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Johnson dramatically expands health care coverage in America by signing the law creating Medicare and Medicaid. He’s in Missouri to honor former president Harry S. Truman, who had first proposed a national health insurance plan 20 years earlier. But Truman’s proposal had stalled in Congress, largely due to staunch opposition from the American Medical Association (AMA), which coined the term “socialized medicine” to describe the concept. Within a year of the law finally going into effect, almost 20 million people signed up. Get the full story.