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New Hampshire Public Radio | By Alli Fam Published August 13, 2021 at 12:19 PM EDT During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pat Lynch of Henniker lost her job as a caretaker for someone with Down Syndrome. She also lost her health insurance. She’s been delivering groceries as a gig worker and...


Obesity is a significant threat to public health. The World Health Organization says global obesity rates have  nearly tripled since 1975. There are now more than one billion overweight adults across the globe, and at least 300 million people are classified as clinically obese. Many people want to...


Whether you have lost your health insurance or simply want a better deal on coverage, here is some good news: Under a Covid-19 stimulus bill Congress passed in March, many people who buy Affordable Care Act plans can qualify for premiums that are cheaper—or even free. It is important to act fast be...


“Whether I like it or not, I think I’m a resilient survivor,” Griffin said. 2 August 2021, 13:34 • 14 min read Kathy Griffin has had quite a year navigating the darkest chapter of her life, and is now battling lung cancer. She’s used to weathering storms, including living through...



Some employers may tack on health coverage surcharges for employees who don't plan to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an Aug. 5 blog post from Mercer, an asset management firm. The blog post likened the health insurance surcharge for unvaccinated employees to those for tobacco...


Adverse pregnancy outcomes are associated with long-term risk for cardiometabolic disease in women and their offspring, according to a new analysis of more than 18 million pregnancies. The authors conducted a cross-sectional analysis of maternal and fetal data fro...


Do you have an addict in your circle? Those suffering from addiction do not always appear to have problems. Some signs you may notice that indicate that someone is in trouble can include when they drink or use drugs when alone, keep these things hidden away in out-of-the-way places or actively isol...


The White House is continuing its push to get Americans enrolled in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, with just days before a special enrollment period ends on Sunday. What You Need To Know White House officials and other advocates are pushing to get Americans enrolled in hea...


Phone addiction is the obsessive use of a smartphone. The behavioral addiction is often dubbed as “nomophobia,” or the fear of being without a mobile device. There are over 3.8 billion smartphone users in the world. Research published by Virgin Mobile discovered that those billions of smartphon...


close 01/6 Can having soups and salads every day really help you lose weight One of the most important rules to losing weight is to have calorie-restricted meals and prefer light and filling foods. While many prefer to have smaller, frequent meals in a day, a tried and tested, and pretty...


Slide 1 of 5: Whether you've been trying to slim down for some time or are just attempting to shed the weight you gained in quarantine, everyone has their reasons for trying to drop a few pounds. While diet and exercise do the heavy lifting when...


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Most would agree that we are in a massive industrial shift right now. August 1, 2021 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I think most would agree that we are in a massive industrial shift worldwide right now. Here at home in the United States, the serv...