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ST. CATHARINE, Ky. — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell didn't vote for the Democrats' American Rescue Plan, but he did say Thursday it creates opportunities for Kentucky to strengthen its efforts to help people recover from addiction.  McConnell said "there's an enormous am...


Aug. 9, 2021 -- A new study finds a link between eating plant-based foods rich in certain nutrients and a lower risk of heart disease. The study, which observed more than 200,000 men and women over 30 years, shows that those who regularly ate more plant-based foods rich in what are known as ligna...


Vaccination (Shutterstock) The vast majority of private and group health insurance plans are no longer waiving "cost-sharing" for those who contract the coronavirus and require COVID-19 treatment, including hospitalization, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation...


Special Report August 21, 2021 10:00 am Last Updated: August 22, 2021 10:12 am The share of Americans under the age of 65 without health insurance f ell every ye ar between 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, and 2016, when President Barack Obama left office. Th...


(ABC News) –America’s covid-19 vaccination rate is around 60% for ages 12 and up. That’s not enough to reach so-called herd immunity, and in states like Missouri — where a number of counties have vaccination rates under 25% — hospitals are overwhelmed by serious outbreaks of the more contagious...


There's no denying that the alternative milk scene has truly exploded. Several years ago, if you were vegan or sensitive to dairy, you were lucky if your local grocery store stocked one dairy-free milk substitute. Now, pardon the pun, but holy cow! There's no shortage of options to choose from. Un...


A battle with drug addiction is usually viewed as a personal experience but many forget that human beings are connected by relationships. The user is physically and mentally devastated but it does have its effects on the family too. Whether it's the user's spouse, children, siblings, or parents, t...


Former health insurance executive Wendell Potter heavily criticized the disparities in care following a new report that ranks the U.S. last in health care among the richest countries despite spending the most. "I thought with the Affordable Care Act being passed we would see some change,...


A recent experiment by General Motors to offer some 24,000 salaried, nonunion employees a lower cost health insurance option by contracting directly with a metro Detroit health system instead of negotiating through Blue Cross Blue Shield is gradually gaining popularity and saving employees and th...


The following opinion piece was written by Scott Snyder, a senior fellow at Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management, chief digital officer at EVERSANA, and co-author of Goliath’s Revenge: How Established Companies Turn the Tables on Digital Disruptors. Outsider attempts to reinvent heal...


Submitted by Heart of Wellness The desire for better health and wellness can be easily eclipsed by all the other things in our busy lives that need to get done in a day. But better health doesn’t mean momentous changes. In fact, the best method of success is often small changes every day that ove...


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...


My name is Megan Birke (@meggylosing), and I am 33 years old. I am from Louisville, Kentucky, and I am a registered nurse. I successfully lost over 100 pounds with polycystic ovary syndrome and hypothyroidism by I always struggled with my weight, but I really started gaining during my first...


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(CNN)If you are living with heart disease, having a small amount of alcohol each day is linked to a lower risk of having another heart attack, stroke, angina (heart pain because of constricted arteries) or an early death, according to a new large study. "This is not the general population -- th...