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It has been said that nothing is certain except death and taxes, but you can add a third item to the list: rising health care costs. Large employers expect health care expenses to increase 6% in 2022, for a total of about $16,300 per employee (including contributions from both the employee and emp...


SANTA CRUZ — Another Santa Cruz County resident has lost their lives due to the complications of the COVID-19 virus, the region’s Health Services Agency announced in a statement on Thursday afternoon. The deceased was a Latino man in his early 50s with more than one underlying health condition....


Addiction and trauma are two very heavy and complex things to grapple with. Fortunately, no one has to battle either — or both — alone. Along with treatment solutions that take a person’s individual needs into account, there are supplemental therapies that can help promote healing and recovery. The...


LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Broken hearts are usually the stuff of poetry and love songs, but “broken heart syndrome” is quite real. Usually triggered by intense stress or personal loss, this condition can result in long-term heart injury and impaired heart function. Even worse, researchers from Cedars-...


This article has 207 words with a read time of approximately 1 minute and 2 seconds. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A vigil was held Thursday night for a Charlotte grandmother murdered inside her home earlier this month. Diane Sanders was just 56 years old. ”Diane, she was like the best of...


Key Findings The October KFF Health Tracking Poll finds one in five adults in the U.S. report receiving ongoing support for daily activities such as bathing, dressing, or remembering medications, and a similar share say they are providing those type of services for a close friend or family member....


Springfield Clinic criticized the “record profits” earned by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois’ parent company during the COVID-19 pandemic in letters and emails this week to about 100,000 Blue Cross-covered patients who could lose access to their clinic doctors Nov. 17 and...


Woman denied liver transplant because of COVID-19 vaccine refusal  Business InsiderWoman denied liver transplant because she refuses Covid vaccine  The IndependentCleveland Clinic denies woman liver transplant over COVID-19 vaccine refusal  WGN TV ChicagoCleveland Clini...


2021 OCT 14 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Daily News -- Research findings on Health and Medicine - Health and Society are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Minneapolis, Minnesota, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “To exa...


Columns In the Twinkling of an Eye - a Column by Joe MacDonald My Son Must Consider Health Issues When Planning for the Future In June, my firstborn son, affectionally nicknamed MacDonald the Older, will turn 26 years old. Conversations include career plans after his ma...


Lisa Drayer is a nutritionist, an author and a CNN health and nutrition contributor. (CNN)While people may assume only those who are overweight have to worry about the impact of a fatty heart, the reality is that thin people can also have this sometimes life-threatening condition. Exces...


Steve Cone, 71, of Falls Church, enjoys spending time with his grandchildren Blair, 6, and Jackson, 9. Courtesy Steven Cone Steve Cone, 71, of Falls Church, said he’s declined to have reconstructive surgery after his two bouts with breast cancer. Courtesy Steve Cone...


Eight policy recommendations on health insurance affordability could go before the Florida Legislature during the 2022 session, which convenes Jan. 11. The Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board (FHIAB), consisting of various health plan carriers, agents, and employer representatives and chaired...


Of new marketplace enrollees, 44% obtained coverage during the special enrollment period for less than $10 per month. Image: Gorodenkoff / stock.adobe.com The American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden on March 11 of this year, included major boosts to the affordability of health plan...


Lack of Fluids May Set Off Processes That Lead to the Development of Heart Failure According to the authors, when people drink less fluid and the concentration of serum sodium goes up, the body attempts to conserve water, which then activates processes known to contribute to the development...