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U.S. News World Report has shared its annual list of the year’s best diets, with the Mediterranean diet coming out on top for the fifth year in a row. A separate ranking looked specifically at heart-healthy diets, and the Mediterranean and Ornish diets tied at No. 1. The analysis...


Being told you’re really sweet is usually a compliment, but not when you hear it from your doctor in reference to your blood. When your blood sugar (or glucose) remains high, it’s a sign that you may have diabetes, a chronic condition that more than 34 million American adults have. Diabetes require...



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Close By Tamlyn Cochran Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 8:37 PM UTC AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Downtown Library will be starting ESL registrations for classes on Tuesday Jan. 3, for health insurance. English as a second Language class are free. Space will be limited due to...


In September last year, Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin, was dissolved and the Sackler family agreed to pay $4.5 billion to end thousands of lawsuits and provide restitution for a public health crisis that has already led to the deaths of more than 50...



Health insurance and hospital giant UPMC has been fined $250,000 by the state Insurance Department for claims processing and other violations found during a routine audit. The audit covered the 14-month period from Jan. 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, when UPMC Health Coverage Inc. and UPMC Health Optio...


January 5, 2022 Joe Willis News, Sport 0 The Dave Clark Arena. Football sessions for men looking to lose weight will start in Richmond next week. The programme called Weight Loss FC has been launched by ML Sport and Fitness. Weekly sessions will take place at the Dave Clark A...


Coronavirus hospitalizations are on the rise across Southern California, but officials say many of the patients are not initially being admitted for the virus. According to state figures, there were 2,240 COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals as of Tuesday, a jump from 1,994 on...


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January 4, 2022 - The No Surprises Act protects people covered under group and individual health plans from receiving surprise medical bills when they receive most emergency services, non-emergency services from out-of-network providers at in-network facilities, and services from out-of-networ...


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One of the key tools to fighting this epidemic of addiction is drug detection in users, said the researchers. The classic lab-based method of monitoring the presence of drugs in the blood or urine of patients, which ranges from simple chemical color tests like thin-layer chromatography to more c...