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Posted in Commentary Illustration via iStock In summary Creating an Office of Health Care Affordability would give California the information we need to understand the costs of all aspects of health care and how they relate to good, or not-so-good, patient outcomes. By As...


Health Society Bryce Hruska Summer is vacation season, and here’s good news about those breaks from the daily grind: They’re not only fun, they’re also good for you. Specifically, they’re good for your health, and even more specifically, your heart health. That was the conclusion reached in...


91.7 WVXU | By Michael Monks Published July 26, 2021 at 4:00 AM EDT Almost one in 10 residents in Greater Cincinnati reported they know someone who has relapsed into addiction or suffered a drug overdose during the height of the pandemic last year, a new study suggests. Those find...


Action Bronson continues to earn praise for his remarkable weight loss transformation over the past year. Yesterday, the rapper took to Instagram to show off the latest stage of his progress. In the short clip, Bronson flexes several times for the camera while doing a full 360-degree turn to reveal...


The US is last on a ranking of healthcare systems among 11 of the wealthiest countries in the world, despite spending the highest percentage of its GDP on healthcare, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund. The country struggles with deep problems in affordability of healthcare, whic...


Written by Mat Lecompte Published on August 6, 2021 Some of us have habits that are bad for us. The trouble is that you might not know how bad yours are. For example, would the grocery store or your favorite restaurant sell food that could kill you? I mean, what really makes some food h...


In 2019, fifty percent of Americans got their health insurance through their employer, a policy type known as Group Instance. An additional thirteen percent purchased private insurance on the open market, known as Non-Group Insurance. Those who are provided health insurance through the government...


The findings of a new clinical trial at UT Southwestern Medical Centre reveal that a commonly-prescribed weight-loss drug called liraglutide successfully targets fat that can endanger heart health. The findings of the study were published in the journal 'The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology'. In a...


The ACA provided premium subsidies to many individuals who needed coverage prior to aging into Medicare. The ARP has made those subsidies more substantial and more widely available – particularly for older enrollees. | Image: Chaay_tee / stock.adobe.com The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is the single...


Huntington, WV (25701) Today A mix of clouds and sun early followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. High 88F. Winds light and variable.. Tonight Overcast. Low 68F. Winds light and variable. Updated: August 6, 2021 @ 9:30 am


Jack Nagle was 19 when he was introduced to crystal methamphetamine, or ice, for the first time. As his use increased, Jack experienced periods of psychosis, often remembering little, if anything, of those episodes. The toll it took on his health and on his relationships was devastating. "People a...


INTEGRIS Health has made it our mission to partner with people to live healthier lives, and in keeping with that promise we are excited to announce the construction of a state-of-the-art Heart and ICU Hospital expansion at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Northwest Expressway campus.   INTEGR...


Just five years after opening, the Weight Loss Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound has reached a national audience. The hospital partnered with DaVinci robot manufacturer Intuitive Surgical to serve as an observation site for surgeons interested in watching Folahan Ayoola, MD,...


For small health-care groups like dentist’s offices, one sick staff member can mean a day’s worth of cancelled appointments. Such offices can either continue short-staffed, which could negatively affect patient care, or reschedule appointments, potentially delaying critical procedures and screeni...


Community Health Clinic’s new medical van is bringing health care to people in Westmore­land County, offering covid-19 vaccinations and tests along with primary care. Headquartered in New Kensington with additional locations in Vandergrift and Greensburg, the Community Health Clinic provides low-c...