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Health

Health plan sticker shock ahead for some buyers

December 28, 2013

As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They’re picking the cheapest one.

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FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

December 22, 2013

After more than 40 years of study, the federal government said Monday it has no evidence that the anti-bacterial chemicals used in countless common soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and it is reviewing research suggesting they may pose health risks.

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Winning ideas for beating winter blues

December 13, 2013

Nearly 150 days separate the last day of the winter holidays from the first unofficial day of summer – Memorial Day. After holiday decorations get packed away, and winter sets in, it’s not uncommon to experience a touch – or more – of winter boredom.

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Obama declares health care law is working

December 6, 2013

Seeking to regroup from his health care law’s disastrous rollout, President Barack Obama on Tuesday insisted that the sweeping overhaul is working and warned Republican critics that he would fight any efforts to strip away its protections.

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My experience with socialized medicine

November 21, 2013

While I was living in London two years ago, I was at a band rehearsal when I suddenly felt very ill, becoming increasingly dizzy and nauseous. I struggled to stay on my feet until I no longer stand and collapsed onto the floor of the rehearsal space. 

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U.S. doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

November 15, 2013

For decades, if you asked your doctor what your odds were of suffering a heart attack, the answer would turn on a number: your cholesterol level. Now the nation’s first new heart disease prevention guidelines in a decade take a very different approach, focusing more broadly on risk and moving away from specific targets for cholesterol.

 

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Many health woes in teens seeking obesity surgery

November 13, 2013

U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study. Half the teens had at least four major illnesses linked with their excess weight. 

 

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Docs to parents: Limit kids’ texts, tweets, online

November 2, 2013

 Doctors 2 parents: Limit kids’ tweeting, texting & keep smartphones, laptops out of bedrooms. (#)goodluckwiththat. The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens but an influential pediatricians group says parents need to…

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Savvy Senior: How to put together your family’s health history

October 25, 2013

Even with all the high-tech medical tests and procedures that are available today, an accurate family health history remains one of the most important tools in keeping yourself healthy as you age. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips and tools to help get you started. 

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Summer food program ensures good nutrition for kids

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