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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Setting realistic exercise goals to achieve that day may be the key to losing more weight and staying fit, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say daily positive steps towards long-term changes are a powerful psychological tool that can achieve ov...


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By Patricia Rice A new study by the Colorado School of Public Health is out… the result of the bipartisan Health Care Cost Savings Act of 2019. The report compares three types of health care systems for Colorado and shows that a single payer universal health care system wins hands down in terms o...


Common weight-loss drug liraglutide prevents cardiovascular disease by reducing certain types of fat that are known to trigger heart problems, latest research reveals. Academics from the UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that liraglutide can destroy visceral and ectopic fat, protecting obes...


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — For more than two months, Nevada has seen concerning COVID-19 trends. Both the test positivity rate and daily COVID-19 cases have been increasing. But lately, those trends have turned around. Ever since the discovery of the Delta variant in Nevada in mid-June, the state's daily...


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of private insurers who had waived the cost of COVID-19 hospitalization earlier in the pandemic have since rescinded that policy.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...


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...


As some workplaces across the country phase out work-from-home in favor of in-person attendance, wage earners are fretting about how their colleagues will perceive their fleshier physiques. According to a March 2021 poll by the American Psychological Association, 42% of Americans gained more weight...


On August 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine, which has been referred to as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and has been available only under an emerge...


Health plans for state and local workers can opt out of the federal law requiring them to treat mental health like other medical conditions. Linda Michaels, a psychologist in Chicago whose patients include city workers whose insurance plans have cumbersome requi...


by RYAN SMITH, The National Desk Thursday, September 2nd 2021 The National Desk's Ryan Smith takes a closer look at why maintenance treatments aren't being utilized by the majority of addiction treatment centers. (SBG) WASHINGTON (SBG) - The operator of a drug and alcohol...


close 01/6 How to lose weight without a diet When you think of shedding some kilos, you sure sulk over the thought of having to give up on your favourite foods. While dieting can help you maintain a healthy weight, there are many other hacks that can aid your weight loss process. As tedi...


September 1, 2021 Ardonagh Advisory Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of The Ardonagh Group, announced it has acquired Usay Group Ltd., one of the largest consumer personal medical insurance and protection insurance brokers in the UK. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Launchin...


WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - If you want to sign up for health insurance through the federal exchange, time is running out. A special enrollment period ends on Sunday, Aug. 15. Even if you signed up during open enrollment last fall, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra says try again. B...


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...