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In June, Colorado became the third state in the country to legislatively create a public health care option — just one week after nearby Nevada did the same. But regionally in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond, another strategic alliance tackling insurance costs for rural Western Slope residents...


The best weight-loss books are evidence-based, body-positive and food-forward. Image Credit: LIVESTRONG.com Creative Many people are constantly trying to lose a little weight, and books can be a really helpful resource when you're looking to trim your waistline. The pro...


Nearly 2.7 million people in the U.S. lost their health insurance over a 12-week period in the spring and summer of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by led researchers at Duke University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.  However, a different pattern...


As job and income losses mounted during 2020, many experts feared the economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic would lead to disruptions in health coverage and increases in the number of people without health insurance. Yet, due to delays or data quality problems in federal surveys typical...


Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a mainstay of prostate cancer treatment, used when a man’s tumor is spreading, or possibly recurring after surgery or radiation. Doctors give ADT (also called hormonal therapy) to block testosterone, which is a hormone that fuels prostate cancer growth. But...


(HealthDay)—Remission of type 2 diabetes following bariatric surgery peaks at 20 percent total weight loss (TWL), according to a study published online Sept. 13 in Diabetes Care. Douglas Barthold, Ph.D., from the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues assessed the amount of we...


Better Medicine Atul Gawande, in his piece on the advantages of Costa Rica’s approach to health care, writes that what set the country apart wasn’t “simply the amount it spent on health care. It was how the money was spent: targeting the most readily preventable kinds of death and disability” (“T...


A federal jury in the Eastern District of Michigan convicted a Michigan doctor today for his role in masterminding and executing a complex scheme to defraud Medicare and other health insurance programs by administering medically unnecessary spinal injections in exchange for prescriptions of high...



Contact: Erin Johnson Sanford Health Media Relations 701-516-4903 [email protected] BISMARCK, N.D., Sept. 23, 2021 — Sanford Health Bismarck Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite with Target: Type 2 Diabe...


Research September 17, 2021 UCSF Study Shows Emergency Visits and Hospitalizations Made by Patients with Addictions Increased 30 Percent from 2014-2018  By Elizabeth Fernandez An increasing percentage of emergency visits and hospitalizations in the United States before the pandemic...


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Washingtonians soon will have a chance to change their health coverage, and a few tips can help folks pick the best plan for themselves or their family. Audio Player Eric Tegethoff About 240,000 Washingtonians who aren’t covered through their employer get insurance through the state healt...


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Sources said the move to slow down new video game approvals is in line with Beijing’s initiative to reduce gaming addiction in minors It is unclear when this delay in new game licences will ease up Published: 3:29pm, 9 Sep, 2021 Updated: 1:11pm, 10 Sep, 2021