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Simple nudges can increase lifestyle physical activity

Simple nudges can increase lifestyle physical activity

You’ve heard this before, right? Physical activity is good for your heart, your overall health – and, believe it or not, even your bank account. While physical activity ...

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Our calculator will guess how many healthy years of life you have left

Our calculator will guess how many healthy years of life you have left

As the old saying goes, the only things certain in life are death and taxes. While death is inevitable, the quality of life you experience until death is often within an ...

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Why Trump’s executive order may compound the health insurance industry’s problems

Why Trump’s executive order may compound the health insurance industry’s problems

President Donald Trump has issued the first of what promises to be a series of health insurance executive orders aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act. It ...

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How Obamacare has helped poor cancer patients

How Obamacare has helped poor cancer patients

Two weeks ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pulled the vote for the latest measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Cancer patients across the U.S. ...

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Knowing the signs of Lewy body dementia may help speed diagnosis

Knowing the signs of Lewy body dementia may help speed diagnosis

Lewy body dementia reached the public eye in 2014 after reports that Robin Williams died with diffuse Lewy body disease. But, despite the fact that Lewy body dementia is ...

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The opioid epidemic in 6 charts

The opioid epidemic in 6 charts

Drug overdose deaths, once rare, are now the leading cause of accidental death in the Unites States, surpassing peak annual deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents, guns ...

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How inherited fitness may affect breast cancer risk

How inherited fitness may affect breast cancer risk

Repeated studies have shown that physical inactivity, and the occurrence of obesity to which it is linked, increases the risk for many chronic diseases, including breast ...

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After a disaster, contaminated floodwater can pose a threat for months to come

After a disaster, contaminated floodwater can pose a threat for months to come

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, reporters warned of a “stew of toxic chemicals, sewage, debris and waste” in Houston’s floodwaters. It isn’t just Harvey. ...

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How to talk to your kids about opioids

How to talk to your kids about opioids

By now, most people are aware of the enormity of the opioid epidemic. In 2015, over 33,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose – more from opioid pain relievers than ...

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Don’t take opioids off the market

Don’t take opioids off the market

How can we combat the opioid epidemic? One of the government’s most recent suggestions is to take Opana ER, an opioid indicated for very severe pain, off the market. The ...

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