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Flu season is coming, even amid the pandemic, and MU and MU Health Care will host multiple opportunities for both students and the general community to get their flu shots. MU Health Care will be holding a drive-thru clinic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the South Providence Medical Park....


A Cleveland Clinic-led research team found that statistically overweight children who followed a healthy eating pattern significantly improved weight and reduced a variety of cardiovascular disease risks. The study, which was published today in the Journal of Clinical Pediatrics, paired parents an...


90 Day Fiancé's Tiffany Franco had weight loss surgery in July 2021. Almost two months later, she is flaunting her learner figure in colorful dresses. Former 90 Day Fiancé star Tiffany Franco flaunted her slimmer figure in a clothing haul and received tons of appreciative comments from fans....


Videoconferencing software has helped address lower treatment rates and higher numbers of overdoses during the pandemic, but it has also made it easier for family members to stay connected to their loved one’s recovery journey. Written by: UAB Medicine Media contact: Adam Pope Videoconferen...


JEFFERSON COUNTY, New York (WWNY) - A disease that’s killing deer in New York state has spread to southern Jefferson County. It’s called Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD, and it’s transmitted to deer through the bites of midges, small insects sometimes called no-see-ums or ‘punkies.’ This y...


It’s that time of year again. Every year, during the benefits “open season”, employees must make decisions about which their health insurance coverage. Health insurance plans’ coverages and premiums change each year and it’s important that you keep up with the details of these changes.  OPM offers...


Dr Michael Mosley, inventor of the 5:2 diet plan, often speaks about the benefits of intermittent fasting both online and on television. The expert has shared how the plan is beneficial for weight loss. “Most adults eat for about 15 hours through the day, which does not leave enough time for cell r...


New research shows that drinking plenty of water can be the secret key to having a healthy heart. The study was conducted with a number of adults between the ages of 44 and 66 . It continued for 25 years to catalog the long-term effects of water intake on heart health. The r...


Rates of health insurance coverage remained mostly stable during the pandemic, with an estimated 1.6 million more Americans gaining coverage in 2020, according to an early release from the CDC's National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). From 2019 to 2020, the uninsured rate dropped from an estimate...


St. Mary's General Hospital in Passaic.Google Maps Prime Healthcare, a health system that operates several hospitals in New Jersey, is ending its contracts with the nation’s largest health insurer, saying it has been “significantly underpaid” for years compared to neighboring hospit...


While expedient mitigation is unclear and complex, there is evidence that health plans are uniquely positioned to address the digital divide in a way that not only improves access to care, but also boosts plan performance. The digital divide continuum Healthcare’s digital divide isn’t just an is...


Collegiate Substance Use Habits Have Changed The Monitoring the Future report, sponsored by The National Institute On Drug Abuse at The National Institutes of Health, has revealed changes in the patterns of substance use present in the college student population. College students are using Marijuan...


By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- One of the keys to good health could be in the hands of those who decide zoning policies for their communities. Inclusionary zoning policies that provide for affordable housing were associated with lower rates of hear...


In recent times, there has been a deluge of weight loss supplements that claim to induce thermogenesis to help a person drop weight. One of the most recent additions to this list is Xyngular.  Xyngular is a brand with different products that are sold under labelled weight management kits. Each...


MELVILLE, N.Y.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Amid a tumultuous time for the healthcare industry due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the top 25 health insurance companies remained in tight competition when it came to member satisfaction, according to new research released by Verint® (NASDAQ: VRNT),...