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For millions of Americans who purchase their own health insurance through their state’s health insurance exchange, the monthly premiums are subsidized by the federal government in the form of a premium tax credit. And millions of enrollees also receive cost-sharing reductions. The federal governme...


PublishedSep 7, 2021, 6:00 pm SGT SINGAPORE - For years, Zen (not her real name) did not realise she had a problem with alcohol. She considered herself a social drinker because she drank only on weekends. However, her drinking affected her relationships with her family as well...


If you’ve already bought a plan on Healthcare.gov, or you didn’t because it was too pricey, act now to save money. Last month, hundreds of millions of Americans got a cash infusion from the government as part of the American Rescue Plan. But starting this month, another p...


These pressures became even greater during the pandemic. Providers risked exposure to the virus by keeping their office doors open but saw their patient volume and revenue swiftly drop. As a result, some providers took pay cuts, practices furloughed employees, and many rushed to adopt or expand tel...


War On Drugs Not As Effective As Planned Many have noticed a trend of rising drug cases despite America’s 50-year War on Drugs campaign. According to drugpolicy.org, the War on Drugs started in the 1970s by President Nixon increasing the size and number of federal drug control agencies. The intenti...


A "healthy" diet is often described as one rich in vitamins and minerals. And while that vague language isn't untrue, it also isn't always helpful. Depending on your specific needs, this advice can leave you wondering: Which vitamins and minerals do I need? Well, if heart health is what you're look...


Muhammad Asad  |  Special to the Erie Times-News Gaining weight and obesity has emerged as a significant health issue worldwide. Statistics show that more than one-third of the U.S. population is suffering from obesity. Projections show half the population may suffer fro...


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EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) - In recognition of National Recovery Month this September, experts are sharing ways you or your loved one can start your journey to recovery from addiction. Eau Claire Sober Living Executive Director, Michelle Markquart, said addiction is anything you're using to try and avoid p...


Weight loss: Following a crash diet can increase the risk of several health issues You might have come across several tips and tricks for weight loss till now. You may also find a number of quick fixes to your weight loss-related issues. Many try crash diets, change their food habits compl...


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...



Mark Mohan Kaggwa Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda Correspondence: Mark Mohan Kaggwa Email [email protected] Abstract: Addiction disorders/substance use disorders (SUD) are on the rise. However, many mental health care...


Key Takeaways Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, claiming more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined. Knowing your risk factors for cardiovascular disease and discussing them with your healthcare provider are two proactive steps you can take to protect your hear...


Courtesy Ryan Padilla Lee Name: Ryan Padilla Lee Age: 37 Location: Sacramento, California Occupation: Choral Director/Educator Start Weight: 205 pounds End Weight: 135 pounds Time Running: 16 months My weight has fluctuated between 160 and 200 pounds in my 30s, and at 5...