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Monies disbursed by a private insurance company or public entity (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid) in settlement of a claim for medical services provided.
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A valued or desired outcome; an advantage.

Managed care
Healthcare which are provided under the terms of a health insurance policy should the need arise.


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Betaferon in newly emerging multiple sclerosis for initial treatment
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The payment or services provided by an insurance policy or health care plan.
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Patient discussion about benefit

Q. Oregano, does it benefit? Is oregano taken for prevention or cure?

A. Nothing that I know about, at least not scientifically proven.

Q. What are the benefits of childhood vaccines? Oh vaccine causes autism? Then how about childhood vaccines? What are the benefits of childhood vaccines?

A. It is just a thought/feel/rumor. Don’t worry about people talk. But it is important to remember, vaccines protect and save lives. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccines are the single-most powerful, cost-effective public health intervention ever developed. Because of the availability of vaccines, few children in the United States are harmed by measles, polio, tetanus or other serious vaccine-preventable diseases. If parents stopped getting vaccines for their children the number of cases of these diseases will increase and so will the number of serious health problems and deaths.

Q. What benefits does yoga have on nutritional disorder? I've heard yoga can help "organize" the daily nutrition and the metabolism? Is it true? Does anyone know how it does it?? Unfortunately I deal with nutrition issues all day long and would love to find something to make it go away...

A. I am not sure I know of any relation between yoga and organizing daily nutrition.. Yoga is a very good physical activity for back problems, muscle pain and flexibility, and it does make you burn some calories via using your muscles, however it is not an aerobic physical activity and it does not help burn fat like running, riding a bike or swimming.

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The court also has been criticized for not enforcing the rule that veterans be given the benefit of the doubt and for not ordering the VA to grant veterans the benefits they seek.
'You can give benefit of the doubt to a stranger, not to someone who was at the heart; perhaps one of most powerful vice presidents we have ever had.
'It took them a while to be able to decide on that so maybe once they check on it, for the benefit of the doubt, they can still see something.'
It was obviously a difficult and close call but using the phrase 'benefit of the doubt' is just not helpful in my view.
We'll give the Brits the benefit of the doubt and won't suggest they've made the test hard to keep the huddled masses on the far side of the Channel Tunnel.
But health bosses said doctors always had to give "life the benefit of the doubt".
"Home Office guidance to social workers on age assessment clearly states that children should be given the benefit of the doubt. Yet this is not being practised," she said.
If the latter, he should have the grace to give Taylor the benefit of the doubt.
But I gave them the benefit of the doubt and listened on to track two, Of All We've Known.
Jenni, who plays Jessica Harris in the Channel 4 soap has given Rob the benefit of the doubt over his past.
However, for now we must give the woman the benefit of the doubt.
Both teams didn't do enough to win but both got the benefit of the doubt with poor refereeing decisions.