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Patrick Stout  |  Special to McDonough County Voice, USA TODAY NETWORK MACOMB — In a special meeting Friday, the McDonough District Hospital Board of Directors was told there is a need to change MDH's employee health insurance carrier from Blue Cross/Blue Shield to United Healthcare. Pres...


December 2, 2021 By FBN Leave a Comment When you start your retirement early before turning 65, it is important to find health coverage that will get you to Medicare. When you retire from your job before turning age 65, you will likely lose your group health insurance covera...


The percentage of overweight or obese adults continues to rise every single day with no end in sight. Poor diet, laziness, and long, unscheduled working hours all contribute to excess weight and nearly 40% of adults are considered overweight. Once you consider that stress, inflammation, lack of exe...


Hyderabad: The 73rd Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India began here on Thursday with cardiologists advising people to focus on identification and prevention to ensure better heart health. CSI2021 President, Dr P. Mohanan Padinahare stated that knowing cholesterol, diabetes, and b...


STARKVILLE — Insurance surcharges for unvaccinated city employees have again been delayed until Feb. 4. Aldermen passed a policy in September requiring an additional $75 monthly surcharge on unvaccinated employees’ medical insurance, but in order to meet legal requirements for the increase, board a...


Background Heart failure (HF) represents a global public health threat. The effect of HF on the elderly population is disproportionate. Even assuming that the incidence for a specific age, sex, or ethnicity is stable, heart failure prevalence shows a steady elevation over the next 20 years, 1 mai...


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Taking a daily low dose of aspirin to prevent heart disease had been a mainstay in cardiac treatment for over 40 years. Recent changes in recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has led many patients to call their doctor seeking advice, and likely many people have stopped their d...


To build muscle, you need to lift heavy weights and work hard, said Harry Smith, a personal trainer. It's important to recover well after workouts and fuel your body properly, with plenty of protein. Building muscle is harder when you're older, but it's not impossible. Read more Working It Out he...


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Across more than 250 healthcare organizations, women less frequently held CEO positions than other senior leadership, board of director or chairperson roles. Just over 15% of the CEOs leading medium-sized health systems and health insurance groups during spring 2021 were women, with other senior le...


Moderna or Pfizer? Head-to-head study finds one is slightly more effective, Harvard researchers say  WWLP.comMix-and-match J&J Covid booster raised immune response after Pfizer vaccine, study finds  CNNResearchers say any approved vaccine will work as booster  KRIS 6 Ne...


A word on the tip of the tongue or a forgotten birthday — everyone has occasional memory blanks. But as you move into your older years, you can’t help wondering if these blips are normal, or a sign of dementia. Dementia is a devastating disease that most people fear, and a large percentage of older...



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