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The federal government is running a big sale on health insurance. The American Rescue Plan Act, the latest effort out of Washington to lift the economy out of the COVID-19 doldrums, boosted subsidies, making it cheaper for more people to buy plans on Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces. “Th...


(CNN)Prefer your coffee black? Then you probably like dark, bitter chocolate, according to new research identifying a genetic basis for those preferences. If that's you, then congratulations -- you are the lucky genetic winner of a trait that may offer you a boost toward good health, according to...


HIV (yellow) infecting a human immune cell. Credit: Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer and Austin Athman, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health Some people diagnosed with HIV are able to eradicate the virus without antiretroviral medications or e...


Home News Fitness (Image credit: FreshSplash) Running has long been heralded as one of the best forms of cardiovascular exercise — it’s relatively cheap, doesn’t require a gym membership or a lot of equipment, and most of us already know how to do it. But does run...


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With the arrival of the new year, new laws are taking effect in New Mexico that aim to bolster access to health insurance and eliminate many court fines against juveniles that are viewed as counterproductive. One bill approved by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the state's D...


Compiled by Jenny Bennett Congratulations To FishHawk Youth Baseball Congratulations to the 12U FishHawk Cooperstown 2022 and 10U Navy teams for their championship wins in the West Florida Advanced Baseball League. The championship weekend was held at the FishHawk Sports Complex in early...


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BERLIN : A study has revealed that the new coronavirus variant Omicron is highly resistant to antibodies of people who have recovered from the the virus and those who have been completely inoculated with two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Research comes amid rising cases of the variant of concern,...


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Updated December 30, 2021 at 4:57 PM ET The new year brings new protections for patients with private health insurance who will no longer be blindsided by "surprise" medical bills when they unknowingly receive out-of-network care. The No Surprises Act, passed by Congress in 2020 as part of the...


Home » Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center Offers Quicker, Quieter, More Precise Look at the Heart HRMC'S new General Electric Sigma Artist MRI is the gold standard Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center now features the General Electric Sigma Artist MRI machine that doe...


Medicare officials are trying to determine whether to cover Aduhelm, which the F.D.A. approved despite unclear evidence that it helps patients. A patient receiving an infusion of the controversial Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm at the Memory and Aging Program at Butle...


The isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been tough for most people, but it’s been particularly difficult for people with drug addictions. Last month, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that deaths from overdoses spiked by 30% in the U.S. from 2019 to 2020, when more...



Whether a deadly disease like cancer and Alzheimer’s or a lifelong affliction like diabetes, eczema, or arthritis, 2021 has been a year of breakthroughs and advancements. Beyond COVID-19 and the developments of the mRNA vaccines created to halt the pandemic, medical researchers around the world con...