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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Linn County Public Health says cases of COVID-19 are still going up as virus transmission remains high. One of the big takeaways from a public briefing held by officials from the county department and local hospitals was the prevalence of the more transmissible delta...


In early February this year, on her YouTube channel “The Hangry Woman,” Mila Clarke Buckley shared her positive experiences taking Ozempic, an antidiabetic medication taken via weekly subcutaneous injection that was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2017. After two months o...


SYRACUSE — Sequoia Kemp stood at the crossroads of health inequality, her mind on a painful past. Beside her: the second-oldest public housing project in the U.S. Just above: one of New York state’s most prestigious teaching hospitals. She took in the glimmering glass and sterile white facades of SU...


A new survey done on behalf of Consumers Quality Care show cost as the number one concern related to the health care system among Michigan voters. // Stock Photo A new survey conducted by Michigan Researchers Associates Inc. (EPIC-MRA) in Lansing and Anzalone Liszt Grove Research in New York o...


Recent meta-analyses found that a plant-based diet high in tomatoes and olive oil can reduce the risk of heart disease. With heart disease being one of the leading causes of death in the US, this study can help people to better their health through their diet. Researchers fro...


How dumb is it to tie people’s health insurance to their jobs? Just ask Steve Pelletier. The Camarillo resident worked for a Los Angeles tech startup that, like most companies providing full-time employment, offered health coverage as an employment benefit. “Basically the company started running...


close 01/7 Read his story to know how he did it: Adish Maity, an ex-footballer happened to put on a lot of weight because of his irregular eating habits and lifestyle, so much so, he was inching closer to the 100-kilo mark! Regretting the damage it had caused to his lifestyle, he starte...


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Southeastern Pennsylvania residents looking to buy individual insurance plans through Pennsylvania’s state-run online marketplace this fall are expected to have a new choice for 2022 coverage. Cigna, which already sells group plans to businesses and Medicare Advantage plans in the area, filed to se...


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One of the many surprises of the 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Tell-All episode was Tiffany Franco revealing that she would be undergoing weight loss surgery, just as her co-star Angela Deem had. The mother of two has had trouble losing the weight she gained while pregnant with her last c...


Congressional Democrats are likely to create a new federal program in their coming package to provide health insurance coverage in states that have declined to expand Medicaid, following a transition period to set up the new program, aides and advocates say. The move, coming as part of the $3.5 t...


Five of America’s largest health insurers reported more than $11bn in profits in the second quarter – a decline from the same period last year when the Covid-19 pandemic helped drive sky-high profits. The rise in profits last year was a result of people in the US seeking less medical care because...


Sushi is perceived as a well-rounded food choice, not least because one roll alone can pack in satisfying carbs, tasty vegetables and fresh fish. Piling on the sauces or tempura shrimp tastes even more delicious, although you might suspect that these sushi rolls aren’t quite as good for you. Clev...


As part of the SDG3 good health and wellbeing initiative at Springer Nature, we talk to Nora Volkow, the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, on her views about the treatment of addictions. Elizabeth Yepez and Rachel Daniel 25 Aug 2021 N...