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About a decade ago, a series of studies emerged with the counterintuitive message that modest amounts of exercise might actually be bad rather than good for your heart. The newspaper headlines—“One Running Shoe in the Grave,”—were almost gleeful. The evidence, on the other hand, was weak. That...


Weight loss is a stressful and challenging process, particularly for those unsure of what procedure they should follow. Even though every product on the market promises to have the ideal method of eliminating the excess fat in the body and slim down successfully, so many of them seem to be ide...


© iStock/diephosi A new AI-based approach could help to quickly and easily identify the best treatment options for heart failure patients. Researchers from the University of Birmingham have used a series of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to identify the heart failure patients most li...


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Carriee Clarke, of Jamestown learned to knit as part of a group when she was an inpatient at UPMC Chautauqua working to overcome her 10-year addiction to drugs while living in Dunkirk. "I started dabbling with cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin,” she said. Drugs, she says she started...


If you still have unvaccinated workers in January, might you provide a financial incentive for employees to be vaccinated, by charging them higher healthcare insurance premiums? That is the question facing exhausted but dedicated corporate Human Resources leaders as they approach annual open enrol...


ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) — The New York State Department of Financial Services is announcing the 2022 health insurance premium rates. That state agency said that it has cut rates requested by many insurers, cutting the rates in the small group market by nearly half. That market  covers employers wit...


by Alyson Courtney Tuesday, August 10th 2021 Kyle Brewer/Addiction Specialist LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — It's well documented that recovery after opioid addiction is achievable, but not easy. According to American Addiction Centers, 91 percent of those in recovery will exp...


Maybe you meal-plan with discipline and exercise routinely… and yet your weight still isn't coming off the way you'd hoped. One metabolism scientist is highlighting an important point for you to make a priority if you want to lose weight effectively. Unfortunately, for some people, this important...


If you still have unvaccinated workers in January, might you provide a financial incentive for employees to be vaccinated, by charging them higher healthcare insurance premiums? That is the question facing exhausted but dedicated corporate Human Resources leaders as they approach annual open enrol...


08-25-2021 New research from the European Society of Cardiology gives hope to older people that it is never too late to start exercising and increase longevity. The study, led by Dr. Nathalia Gonzalez of the University of Bern, shows that getting active later in life can have...


Fast Facts Since 2014, millions of Americans have purchased health insurance through exchanges—or marketplaces—established under the Affordable Care Act. Our investigators posed as people with pre-existing conditions seeking health insurance to test if sales representatives listed on healt...


Lisa Schencker  |  Chicago Tribune As companies call workers back to offices, some may face a new challenge: employees who became addicted to drugs or alcohol during the pandemic. The isolation and stress of the past year spurred alcohol and drug use. Some people  have been able to hide...


Q: I’m on a weight loss diet, and my friend keeps warning me about the risks I’m taking. That seems nuts since being overweight is what’s really risky. Are there dangers to losing weight? A: Achieving and maintaining a normal weight is not risky — it’s essential for improved health. But … and th...


More than 57,000 Washingtonians signed up for health care coverage using Washington Healthplanfinder , the state’s insurance marketplace, between Feb. 15 and Aug. 15.  Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence for the health care sector delivered to your inbox. This chunk of t...