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The Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program is designed by those in agriculture, for those in agriculture. There are a host of statistics that illustrate the effect of the stress experienced by agriculture producers and rural residents. A study by the Centers for Disease Control a...


(NewsUSA) – As the threat of COVID-19 continues, doctors and patients are considering the long-term impact of the pandemic on public health, especially heart health.The American Heart Association’s annual publication on Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics for 2021 emphasizes that heart disease remai...


close 01/7 Read his story of losing 25 kilos in 9 months time! A medical student, Sidhhant Palkar grew tired of the shaming and judgement he faced in school and college. When obesity came in the way of his everyday life and health, he realized the solution lay in not just answering back...


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...


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...


You probably already know that protecting your heart health requires eating well, exercising, and controlling well-known risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure. But did you know that your brain plays an important role in heart health as well? In recent years, researchers hav...


The United States spends twice as much on medical care per person than other wealthy countries. In the U.S., it costs an average of about $12,600 a year for every man, woman and child. That has led to a health care system that’s rich in resources, but with health outcomes that are remarkably poor....


With the Obama health care law undergoing a revival under President Joe Biden, this Sunday is the deadline for consumers to take advantage of a special sign-up period for private coverage made more affordable by his COVID-19 relief law. A strong close would bolster Biden's case that Congress nee...


PERSONAL HEALTH Taking steps to combat acid reflux can help minimize the use of potentially dangerous drugs. Credit... Gracia Lam Aug. 23, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET The childhood admonition to refrain from swimming for an hour after eating, ost...


In addition to being loaded with antioxidants that offer health benefits, green tea is commonly offered as one of the healthiest beverages we can consume. The website Healthline has published an evidence-based list of benefits we stand to enjoy from consuming green tea as a health supplement. Som...




One evening in July of 2020, a woman named Kathryn went to the hospital in excruciating pain. A 32-year-old psychology grad student in Michigan, Kathryn lived with endometriosis, an agonizing condition that causes uterine-like cells to abnormally develop in the wrong places. Menstruation prompt...


When Dr. Todd Stivland was a practicing physician, he was finding it hard to connect to his patients, whether they were in assisted living, group homes or their own homes. He felt like they weren’t getting the care they needed, so he started going to them on home visits. Eventually, those home vis...