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CLEVELAND — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and researchers at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine say one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to prevention and treatment. Those...


F ive months ago, weight loss company Noom announced $540 million in funding, dwarfing its previous investments. With locked-down users flocking to its app, revenues in 2020 had surged to $400 million, and the company made an ambitious pitch: It would spend the money to expand its behavioral ch...


(WBTV) - While we’re in a COVID pandemic, we’re also still dealing with an opioid epidemic. Drug overdose deaths have been rising since 2000. Last year, there was a big spike, the highest ever. That means the need for treatment is higher than ever too. So how do we make that easier for people to...


The isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been tough for most people, but it’s been particularly difficult for people with drug addictions. Last month, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that deaths from overdoses spiked by 30% in the U.S. from 2019 to 2020, when more...


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Vaccines and the prospect of effective, easy-to-administer therapeutics are gradually moving us out of the crisis phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Infection rates have fallen dramatically, and hospitalizations and deaths are on their way down as well. With luck, we’ve seen the worst of a tragic two...


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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - On Wednesday, the South Carolina Department for Health and Environmental Control reported 893 total cases (546 confirmed, 347 probable) along with 40 deaths (38 confirmed, 2 probable). Those numbers are accurate as of October 13. On Tuesday, the South Carolina Departm...


CLEVELAND — Unvaccinated people might become the new smokers when it comes to health insurance. Just as smokers sometimes pay higher health care premiums, employers are considering requiring people who don’t get the COVID-19 vaccine to pay higher insurance premiums. The reason is clear: the unvacci...


health insurance Yes, it's a tedious task. But one hour of your time could be worth thousands of dollars. A former firefighter and paramedic turned financial planner shows how to maximize your benefits. I saved $3,000 a couple of years ago when choosing a new health insurance plan. My wife a...


by Jaime Baker Friday, September 24th 2021 pWheeling Hospital employees had a chance to take a break Friday and get out and encourage heart health.{/p} WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling Hospital employees had a chance to take a break Friday and get out and encourage heart health....



NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A stunning move by the city to change the health benefits of hundreds of thousands of retired workers has prompted them to claim they’re being forced to accept an inferior and costly plan that could bankrupt them in their golden years. CBS2’s Marcia Kramer, who received an...


In this era of high cost-of-living and rising medical costs, having a comprehensive health insurance plan is a much-needed investment for individuals across socio-economic classes. It’s an effective tool to safeguard against unforeseen medical emergencies and maintain financial stability. The wides...


Clinical signs of leprosy in an adult male chimpanzee named Woodstock can be seen along his face, hands, and scrotum. Image: Hockings, et al/Nature An ancient disease in humans seems to have jumped the species barrier to one of our closest primate cousins. On Wednesday, researche...