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Attorneys who battled United Behavioral Health for six years on behalf of class members wrongly denied mental health coverage claims were awarded more than $20 million in fees and costs by the Northern District of California. The court rejected UBH’s argument that the plaintiffs obtained only a p...


As a society that needs technology to function, it is difficult to avoid using some type of screen. However, when this use starts inflicting negative consequences, it may be a sign of an addiction to technology. Thankfully there are treatment options available to help those in need curtail th...


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Losing weight at any age is difficult, but for people in midlife it can seem downright daunting. So many grapple with changing metabolisms, new medical conditions and life stressors, such as more work responsibilities, parenting and caregiving. This can make it tough for people to prioritize their...



Today HHS published the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023 proposed rule in the Federal Register. The annual rulemaking details changes to qualified health plans (“QHPs”), QHP issuers, and the ACA’s exchanges including: Some of the proposed changes are intended to advance health equ...


Just before Thanksgiving, the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act (HR5376) and sent it to the Senate. The version that the House approved was scaled down from the initial proposal, but it’s still a robust bill that would create jobs, protect the environment, help families meet...


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The winter season brings an elevated risk for heart attacks. Dr. Youssef Nasr , cardiologist from MercyOne North Iowa Heart Center , shares what to keep in mind when you head outside to shovel snow and signs you may be experiencing a heart attack. Cold weather and heart attacks Multiple sci...


Shoving garlic cloves up your nose is snot a good idea.  One of the new year’s most hazardous trends isn’t just odious — it reeks of pseudoscience, experts said. The harebrained hack has unofficial healers corking up their nostrils with raw garlic cloves for approximately 10 to 15 minutes in attem...


When Dan Weissmann left his public radio job in 2017, he was heartbroken and terrified. And he wasn’t just stressing over his next career move. What he was really worried about, Weissmann says in the opening episode of his podcast, An Arm and a Leg , was “freaking health insurance.” Namely: How h...


Source: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File Last month, reports revealed that one of America's largest retailers, Kroger, would be ending paid emergency leave for employees who are unvaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus. The company also will require unvaccinated employees on their health c...



MARSHALL COUNTY, KY – BrightView, an outpatient addiction treatment program with patients across the U.S., has opened a new outpatient addiction treatment center at 205 Ash Street in Benton. The new center provides "comprehensive addiction treatment in a discreet outpati...