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For a few months, the United States was in the shocking position of beating Europe at a public health effort. America secured massive supplies of the coronavirus vaccines from the start, while the janky European Union bureaucracy was far behind — and so, for awhile, we were way ahead at getting sho...


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When we feel anxious, our bodies respond in physical ways. Sweaty palms, shaking and an upset stomach can set in. And it’s not uncommon to feel a pounding or fluttering in your chest, also known as a heart palpitation. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our s...


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Insurance for some Hays-area businesses can cost $1,200 per employee a month, but those costs could be down to $450 per employee. The Chamber in Hays, Kansas, is working with other Kansas Chambers to give businesses health insurance options. Heartland Benefits Group is working with the Chamber...


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Jameson Rybak tried to quit using opioids nearly a dozen times within five years. Each time, he’d wait out the vomiting, sweating and chills from withdrawal in his bedroom. It was difficult to watch, said his mother, Suzanne Rybak, but she admired his persistence. On March 11, 2020, though, Suzann...


RICHARDSON, Texas, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Special Enrollment Period (SEP) deadline is nearing for Texans who need health insurance coverage for themselves or their families. The final day to sign up during the SEP is August 15. The good news is, with the enactment of the American Rescu...


July 30, 2021 By Jennifer Garvin Washington — The ADA and more than 500 organizations representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, are urging Congress to support legislation to make the Children’s Health Insurance Program permanent. In a July 22 letter sent to leade...


Calculating The Costs Of An Ongoing Problem  The steady rise of Americans addicted to prescription Opioids have concerned health officials, with 130 fatal overdoses occurring each day according to a Harvard article. Approximately 70% of Opioid deaths involve Opioid analgesics or prescription Opi...


With its long, sunny days and endless possibilities for activity and adventure, summer is an ideal time to begin new and healthy habits. Over the last year and a half, as we’ve braced for and reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic in our community, it’s been easy to get into a routine that’s not great for...


The long list of side effects that follow ads for the newer expensive drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes sometimes include an unusual warning: They might cause weight loss. That side effect is one that many people — especially those with Type 2 diabetes, which is associated with obesity — may desperat...


Many young people who are still living at home may not be shut out of private health insurance because of its perceived high cost and poor value for too much longer. Federal government legislation was passed by Parliament in June that implements a measure contained in the 2020-21 budget t...


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I hope my son gets arrested and is forced to enter drug treatment. But permissive drug laws in California instead make death more and more likely. Jacqui Berlinn  |  Opinion contributor Fentanyl is killing my son, Corey. There was a time when I wouldn’t admit that. Shame kept me sil...