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September has been declared Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month by The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to an MDHHS release. They are joining with community networks to celebrate recovery and raise awareness of recovery-oriented systems of car...


Changes at the state and federal level, including increased financial aid and tax credits leading to lower monthly premium costs, have led to an increase in enrollment under New York's health insurance exchange, the state Department of Health announced Tuesday. Meanwhile, more than 1.4 million New...


The bill, dubbed the More Affordable Care Act, would eliminate copays for service and treatments among certain chronic conditions. BOSTON – State Sen. John Keenan touted his proposed health care affordability bill on Monday during a briefing by advocacy group Health Care for All. The group...


There seems to be a new diet emerging every week, with a continuous push for the latest fad, program, cleanse, or detox. There are thousands of books, countless webinars, and platforms dedicated to losing stubborn pounds effortlessly. These plans include almost every combination of food under the...


Blockchain is a technological breakthrough that will change the health insurance industry. It will allow communication avenues to be more transparent between insurance carriers, medical facilities, and consumers. Fraud cases will also become less common because the system will compile a public led...


What's the news: A report newly issued by the AMA shows that opioid prescribing nationwide has dropped 44.4% in the past decade and fell nearly 7% from 2019 to 2020. At the same time, the country is facing a worsening epidemic of drug-related overdoses and deaths. Overdoses and deaths are spiking...


CUSHING, Okla. — Starting over and unpacking from a move is never easy, especially for a single father raising a young son who works to stay sober every day. "I was a blackout drinker starting about sophomore year," Geoff says. During a recent interview with 2 News Oklahoma anchor Karen Larsen, G...


Registration is online from October 1st to 18th! On October 19th, registration and the first official weighing will take place directly. Toledo, Ohio — Editor’s Note: The video above is from the 2019 Super Fitness Weight Loss Challenge Kickoff Party. Are you ready to change your body, m...


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 led by researchers at Duke University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. However, a different pattern...


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...


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Close By Brad Spakowitz Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 10:48 PM UTC GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Dairy has a bad reputation after studies about cholesterol. But low-fat dairy doesn’t have to be your only healthy option. Brad Spakowitz discusses what researchers found after...


The study, led by Barbara Gower, Ph.D., is the first randomized clinical trial of a hypothesis that reducing fat stored around organs, through diet alone, can rescue beta-cell function. The study, led by Barbara Gower, Ph.D., is the first randomized clinical trial of a hypothesis that reducing...


Creating new options for Medicare-eligible participants in the city’s self-insured health insurance program makes sense — but we doubt it will make much of an impact on the city’s bottom line. Retirees will be given the choice to move onto a Medicare plan when they are eligible. After one yea...


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 2021 American Heart Association (AHA) study showed how someone perceives themselves directly affects their heart health and is disproportionately affecting those in the Hispanic and Latino communities. "Even in 2021, as the world has been turned upside down by a pandem...