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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...


For premature babies who are at high risk of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and other cardiovascular complications, consuming human breast milk in the first year of life is associated with better heart function, a new study found. “Preterm infants have abnormal heart function,” Afif EL-Khuffash, MD, t...


A few months after Heather and Larry Arata’s son Brendan died of a heroin overdose in 2017, the Delaware County couple established the Opioid Crisis Action Network. “Getting very busy on this issue was a way for me to deal with my grief,” Larry said. “It helped me get through those first few months...


Medicaid expansion is expected to improve not just access to care for low-income Native Americans who had previously been shut out of health insurance, but the finances of the Indian Health Service. Madison Secratt with her mother, Heather Bridges. When Ms. Secr...


Vermont Business Magazine A group of Vermont legislators are calling for "bold progressive legislation" to support working Vermonters this Labor Day. In the second year of a pandemic that has devastated the economy and many families’ lives, they are committed to increasing access...


S ome of America’s most experienced diplomats, politicians and former generals have been saturating the airwaves in the aftermath of the Taliban’s capture of Kabul issuing dire warnings of what may come next. Many are advocating, even in this final hour, to abandon the withdrawal and return to...


Wayne Morgan sings with his Celebrate Recovery group at North Maple Baptist Church in Stuttgart, Arkansas, July 1, 2021. The group sings at the beginning and end of the meeting, reading words off a TV in the corner. (Photo by Zach Van Arsdale / News21) Support Journalism ( Editor’s no...


Before joining the Women’s Only Weight Loss Program (WOW) and P90X at Club Apple, I thought weight loss was a guessing game. You could cut a few of your favorite foods and add some extra exercise into your diet and if you were lucky that would result in a pound or two of weight loss. It’s a...


BANGKOK (AP) — For two months, carpenter Tun Nye hasn’t been able to send any money home to his parents in Myanmar to help them care for his 11-year-old son, after authorities in Thailand shut down his construction site over coronavirus concerns. No work has meant no income for him or his wife, who...



Lack of Fluids May Set Off Processes That Lead to the Development of Heart Failure According to the authors, when people drink less fluid and the concentration of serum sodium goes up, the body attempts to conserve water, which then activates processes known to contribute to the development...


PORT ANGELES — An estimated 200 to 300 anti-vaccine-mandate protesters rallied outside the Clallam County Courthouse on Friday morning before dozens entered the lobby, intent on confronting Dr. Allison Berry, the health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties. Law enforcement personnel blocked...


As people emerge from isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are taking a fresh look at the eating habits they’ve maintained during the past year and a half. Some people actually improved their diet during this time while others gained the now-notorious “quarantine 15.” Whatever your cu...


The pandemic catalyzed a huge uptick in telehealth services. Follow these best practices when using them. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pediatric providers rapidly adopted telehealth virtual-visits to provide remote health care services for patients. The COVID-19 crisis established tele...


Dr Mufutau Bioku has called on Federal Government to introduce Universal Health Insurance Coverage for Nigerians who cannot afford adequate medical care. Dr Bioku made the call at the weekend in Abuja at the flag-off of the second edition of the free medical check-up programme of the Obafemi Awo...