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Can you afford a new car every year? Massachusetts families now pay about $21,000 a year — more than the average cost of a new compact car — in health insurance premiums every year. And that doesn’t include out-of-pocket expenses before insurance kicks in. As a result, middle-class families are sp...


Is your job good for your health? From the factory floor to the phone bank, from the boardroom to the emergency room, it’s a complicated question to consider as we pursue paychecks and navigate careers. “Health isn’t just what we eat and how physically active we are,” said Yvonne Michael, profe...


About four years ago, Mae Gaines noticed her menstrual periods were off. They were heavy, and lasting sometimes for two or three weeks instead of a couple of days.  Gaines was a massage therapist in Boise, Idaho, but couldn’t make it through one massage appointment without needing to change a tamp...


Key Takeaways Nearly three-quarters of private insurers who had waived the cost of COVID-19 hospitalization earlier in the pandemic have since rescinded that policy. Some companies are now considering whether they can hike insurance costs to encourage people to become vaccinated. Experts say si...


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(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...


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Facilities that provide treatment for substance use disorder will be reimbursed at a higher rate for Medicaid patients they treat, Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced Tuesday. Some $2.1 million set aside in the budget passed in July will go toward making the payments to a range...


close 01/6 All you need to know about dry fasting Fasting has always been a part of different cultures across the globe for a long time. It has only gained popularity as a method to lose weight in the past decade. Intermittent fasting, which alternates between the eating and the...


Commentary Let’s set the record straight about ICHRAs. Let’s set the record straight about ICHRAs. As with any new product or service, misconceptions can arise about value, scope, and purpose. Our “Myths vs. Facts” FAQ explains how ICHRAs create another option for employers to pr...


As the oldest child, then the mother of two and grandmother of seven, Susan Marsh has always been the  rock for others. Now, the 55-year-old from Davisboro, Ga., has no choice but to ask for help — in the form of financial assistance in the fight for her life. But Help isn't coming. "I've al...


Your metabolism is mostly determined by genetics, but there are a few ways to boost it.  To boost your metabolism, build muscle, eat more protein, and try a HIIT workout.  Spicy foods and drinking cold water may also temporarily boost your metabolism.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library f...


"I've been a meth addict since I was 13 years old," he said. "I've been addicted on and off. But outside of treatment centers and jail, I really haven't had very long sobriety since I've been an addict." Now 35, the father of two has used methamphetamine and, at times, heroin, for decades. "Me...


SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) in partnership with Onpoint Health Data was chosen by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) as a vendor for the Health Care Payments Data (HPD) System, California’s all-payer c...