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Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic mutation in three unrelated families that causes a rare immune disorder characterized by excessive and impaired immune function. Symptoms of this condition include immune deficiency, autoimmunity, inflammatory skin disorders and cold-induced hives, a condition known as cold urticaria.

With the launch of a new clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health, researchers are working to determine whether treating children diagnosed with the most severe form of fatty liver disease with a drug called cysteamine will help improve the liver.

Three new members have been appointed to the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NACBIB) of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).

More than 32 million people in the United States have auto antibodies, which are proteins made by the immune system that target the body’s tissues and define a condition known as autoimmunity, a study shows.

Choosing a health insurance plan can be complicated. We have information about group policies, plans, and how to appeal insurance claims. You can also find health insurance plan changes based on the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. Department of Energy is holding six competitions across the nation that seek to create a new generation of entrepreneurs to address energy challenges. Learn more about these competitions.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Testing your home for this colorless, odorless gas is easy and inexpensive.

Funding for four centers to conduct research on the causes and treatment of learning disabilities in children and adolescents has been provided by the National Institutes of Health.

A new resource, Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask, will help individuals and families struggling with addiction ask the right questions before choosing a drug treatment program. It was developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and is available to the public free online or in hard copy through NIDA’s DrugPubs service.

More than 32 million people in the United States have auto antibodies, which are proteins made by the immune system that target the body’s tissues and define a condition known as autoimmunity, a study shows.

CALIFORNIA: The Accountability and Administrative Review Committee chaired by Assemblyman Hector De La Torre is holding a hearing this week to examine the activities of the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance. The hearing will focus on how each handled issues surrounding the rescission of policies in the individual market, including settlements reached with health plans. No health plans or insurers were asked to testify, since the hearing is intended to focus solely on the actions of the regulators. Assemblyman De La Torre is running for state Insurance Commissioner, and he is expected to criticize the two regulatory agencies for being soft on health plans and insurers that have rescinded policies in the state. While Aetna has had few rescissions in California, we will monitor the hearing and keep interested parties informed of any downstream impact the hearing may have.

Medi-Cal Dental plans are becoming ever popular in meeting the needs of medicare customers and patients. We found that CaliforniaDentalInsurance.com had the most dental insurance plan options available on the internet. The problem medi-cal recipients were facing is that they had to meet certain monthly threshold requirement.

I spoke with Dr. David Blunt, CEO of DEL AMO Insurance Services, Inc., located in Harbor City who offers custom tailored dental insurance programs for medi-cal clients. Dr. Blunt said “we can offer the dental client a custom plan that will meet their specific financial threshold requirement using a licensed insurance dental plan company.”

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