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Owen Loney’s surprise bill resulted from an emergency appendectomy in 2019 at a Richmond, Virginia, hospital. Insurance covered most of the cost of the hospital stay, he said. He didn’t pay much attention to a bill he received from Commonwealth Anesthesia Associates and expected his insurance to c...


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In a few weeks, scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are expected to announce a vaccine that is effective against all SARS and COVID-19 variants, including Omicron. © Federic Brown Licensed Vocational Nurse Eloisa Flores administers the Pfi...



JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - According to a new report from the Associated Press, overdose deaths are up nearly 30 percent from pre-pandemic numbers. Drug addiction is a problem across the United States, and that includes Northeast Arkansas. “I think people look at things that are prescribed as okay,...


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HE finished as a runner-up on Britain's Got Talent back in 2012. Now Jonathan Antoine is a huge star in the US after overcoming depression and having his life "saved" by Simon Cowell's talent show. 4 Jonathan Antoine with his singing partner on BGT Credit: PA:Press Association...


Intermittent fasting is all the rage due to its potential health benefits, and now a new review shows this style of eating really does produce weight loss and may even improve certain markers of heart health. Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for several diets that alternate between feasts a...


Patients with a variety of cancers spent much more money out of their own pocket than those in traditional plans. Some may be delaying treatment due to higher costs. Cancer patients with high deductible health plans face significantly higher out-of-pocket costs that may be driving treatment de...


Australians with private health insurance will pay more for their premiums next year, but some funds will defer the increase. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has approved an average 2.7 per cent increase across all health funds, saying the government had worked to secure a “record low p...


Melbourne researchers have turned one of the world's most-used drugs into a nasal spray which they hope could prevent COVID-19 transmission. Key points: The nasal spray is expected to be effective against emerging COVID variants, including Omicron The drug will be trialled in 340 Victorian...


Sophia Antipolis, 23 December 2021: The prevalence of obesity in Europe has more than doubled over the past 35 years, with over one in five adults affected according to a paper published today in European Heart Journal, the flagship journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 The thi...


(CNN)Imagine a world entirely free of fossil fuels. That's no longer such an abstract concept, as most of the everyday things we do can be powered by electricity -- driving a car, heating a home, charging a phone or computer -- and all that energy could come from sources like the wind, the sun...


The average health insurance plan will become 48 euros more expensive in 2022. That may not sound very significant, but this simply is not the whole story. According to Zorgwijzer, there is a mind-blowing 536 euros price difference between the cheapest and most expensive basic plan. Therefore, sw...