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Coconut oil is still not healthy, dietitians say  USA TODAY

There still isn't any solid research on health benefits of coconut oil, experts say. Dietitians say avoid more than a tablespoon a day.


Costs Of A Good Health Plan Can Feel Crushing Without Subsidies : Shots - Health News  NPR

Rising costs have driven millions who don't get a subsidy for their Affordable Care Act health plan to drop the coverage or turn to cheaper, less comprehensive ...


Weekly Health Quiz: Vegetables, Sleep and the Best Exercise to Age Well  New York Times

Cruciferous vegetables have been linked to lower rates of cancer in some studies. Which of the following is a cruciferous vegetable? Arugula. Broccoli. Turnips.


Christian health sharing provides alternative  CT Post

It's not insurance, but it's increasingly becoming an option for families struggling to pay their monthly insurance premiums with traditional insurance plans.


Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming  NBCNews.com

With just days left to enroll, fewer people are signing up for the Affordable Care Act, even though premiums are stable and more plans are available.


Deep in the troubled heart of Texas, health care suffers  NBCNews.com

Texas is an economic powerhouse, yet it fails to take care of its residents' health, statistics show, and is home to some of the most extreme entrepreneurial ...


Whitley County health officials name restaurants with employees diagnosed with hepatitis A  WYMT News

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Whitley County Health Department decided Friday to release the names of restaurants in the area that have had a food ...


Health District offering help enrolling for health insurance, calculating best options  The Coloradoan

Colorado residents have until Jan. 15 to sign up for health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado even though the deadline for the rest of the country is ...


12 Health Benefits and Uses of Sage  Healthline

Sage is a staple cooking herb as well as a natural cleaning agent, pesticide and ritual object. This article provides 12 surprising health benefits of sage.


Enrollment In HealthCare.gov Plans May Be Down For 2019 : Shots - Health News  NPR

The pace of enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans is slower than in past years. That could mean fewer people will have health coverage — or that more people ...


Dems to reframe gun violence as public health issue | TheHill  The Hill

House Democrats are planning to vote next year on bills that address gun violence as a public health concern, marking the party's first steps back into a divisive ...


The Health 202: House GOPers call for government to end fetal tissue research funding in fiery hearing  The Washington Post

One expert witness disputed that alternatives can replace fetal tissue in medical research.


Mountain of Evidence Confirms: Climate Change Is Really, Really Bad for Human Health and Well-Being  Live Science

Greenhouse gases will affect the health and welfare of people everywhere, a comprehensive review finds.


What's Wrong With Tivity Health's Nutrisystem Purchase?  The Motley Fool

The market's response indicates that the buyer is not getting such a good deal.


I’m healthy. I’m young. Do I really need to purchase health insurance?  Philly.com

The 2019 open enrollment period, which ends Dec. 15, is quickly coming to a close, and like many, I found myself faced with the complicated decision of whether ...


Pink slime, mold, and fruit flies found during restaurant health evaluations  Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County restaurants are inspected by health department personnel at least twice a year. If a priority violation is noted, a recheck is done within 15 days.


Using AI to Improve Electronic Health Records  HBR.org Daily

Smarter EHRs could reduce clinician burnout and improve patient care.


Health insurers look to technology to offer better patient experience  ModernHealthcare.com

Health insurance customers generally report poor experiences with their health plans. Only utility and internet and television *service* providers have worse ...


Take it from me, tweaks won't fix health care. Democrats should focus on Medicare for All.  USA TODAY

Go for dramatic reforms. Health insurance companies are interested in profits, not playing fair. I should know. I used to be a vice president at Cigna.


Apple Watch Series 4 Health Features Help Smartwatches Reach 1 In 10 US Adults In 2019  Forbes

Apple Watch Series 4 is picked out in a new report from eMarketer which predicts the year ahead in sales of smartwatches. Taking an ECG measurement on ...


How our body clocks can make or break our health  Medical News Today

A *fresh* discovery offers a more detailed picture of how disrupted body clocks can lead to poor health, exposing us to problems such as diabetes or cancer.


Should health care be treated as a human right?  The Washington Post

In recent midterm election exit polls, 41 percent of American voters cited health care as the most important issue facing the country. But beyond agreeing on its ...


Mills picks former Obama health care reform leader to run DHHS  Bangor Daily News

Gov.-elect Janet Mills on Friday announced her choice to fill one of the most significant roles in her administration, introducing Jeanne Lambrew as her nominee ...


Retiring? What about your health?  Harvard Health

It's important to consider future health needs when it's time to select a community for living out the golden years. Look for destinations with…


Senator wants to strip prenatal health care for low-income women  NewsOK.com

A state senator wants to strip prenatal health care from undocumented mothers, even though the unborn child will become a U.S. citizen, and elimination of the ...


State requests more info from Ballad Health on plan to consolidate NICU services  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

The state of Tennessee wants to know more about Ballad Health's plans. The Department of Health says they'll delay their decision on whether or not to approve ...


Sisolak Urges Health Coverage, Will Look at Bolstering ACA  U.S. News & World Report

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak is urging people to sign up for health insurance before a Saturday midnight deadline and says a new ...


5 remarkable health benefits of a plant-based diet  Treehugger

Aside from being so much better for the planet, a plant-based diet may be best for human health as well. The importance of eating less meat and dairy from an ...


Grim steps down as CN Health Services head; Jones named acting deputy director  Tahlequah Daily Press

Dr. Charles Grim stepped down Thursday as executive director of Cherokee Nation Health Services, and R. Stephen Jones has been named acting deputy ...


Oregon may require middle, high schoolers undergo annual mental health exams  Statesman Journal

Members of the Oregon State Legislature are considering a proposal that would require 6-12 graders to receive a mental health evaluation annually.


CVS Health, Sharecare Launch Digital Drug Discount Card  Forbes

CVS Health and Sharecare have launched a “digital pharmacy savings card” to help the uninsured and those with high deductibles get access to discounts on ...


Medicare-for-all: The design and costs for Democratic health care plans  Vox.com

Sure, Democrats are lining up behind Medicare-for-all. But what exactly does that mean? This year, dozens of Democratic candidates ran — and won — on a ...


Cleveland McDonald’s plagued with health violations: Dozens of insects, rodents nested and burrowed in food, r  Cleveland 19 News

A former employee, who made Cleveland 19 aware of the infestations, said she quit her job due to the excessively unclean conditions.


If you needed a life-changing surgery, would your health insurance help? It didn't for this woman.  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

EVANSVILLE, Wis. - If you were diagnosed with a serious illness that required a potentially life-changing surgery, would your health insurance company have ...


Key deadline looms for Covered California health insurance  KCRA Sacramento

Saturday is a key deadline for those looking for health insurance through Covered California.


CrossFit’s founder Greg Glassman is amassing a doctor army to disrupt health care  Vox.com

After 12 years of practicing family medicine in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Ronda Rockett was losing faith in her ability to help the majority of her patients.


Are scooters safe? Government scientists study health risks as scooters descend on cities  USA TODAY

In a first-ever study, a team of CDC scientists are investigating scooter crashes to determine how to prevent them.


Pension Plan Improving Mental Health in China  Yale News

A new social pension program in rural China isn't just providing older adults with more financial security, Yale School of Public Health researchers say, it's also ...


IU Health West plans $83M expansion that will bring more beds, operating rooms and cath labs  Indianapolis Star

IU Health West to expand in $83 million project that includes 48 new beds, catherization labs, and operating rooms.


Metro Health, CDC continue 10-year collaboration  WOAI

SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is continuing a 10-year collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control. The goal of the ...


Health advisory issued after two people contract Legionnaires’ following visit to St. Louis County hotel  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued a public health advisory Thursday for people who stayed at a west St.


Ohio's retired police and fire fighters could lose health care  WKYC.com

Drastic health care changes are on the way for Ohio's retired first responders with a looming deadline they might not even know about.


McLean County to open mental health triage center  The Pantagraph

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County will open a taxpayer-funded mental health triage center as part of the County Board's ongoing efforts to address deficiencies ...


This map shows states with extended deadlines to buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act  CNBC

Most people who do not sign up for Obamacare insurance by Saturday's open enrollment deadline will not be able to obtain coverage until next fall, unless they ...


Heart health steps also help ward off peripheral artery disease  Harvard Health

Lifestyle changes designed to improve cardiovascular health may substantially lower a person's risk of peripheral artery disease. About 8.5 million Americans…


Social Media Is Terrible For Mental Health. But It Could Also Help  WIRED

Into that amalgam, two approaches to using the internet to save our minds have emerged: using targeted ads make people aware of services that already exist, ...


Here are three ways to improve mental health policy in 2019 | Opinion  The Tennessean

Despite growing national attention toward mental health and addiction treatment, access to care is still a challenge.


Rami Malek Reveals 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Health Risks  Ultimate Classic Rock

Rami Malek discussed the challenges of playing Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody' during a December 2018 interview.


Pediatrician picked as new CEO of UNC Health Care, dean of UNC School of Medicine  The News & Observer

Wesley Burks, a pediatrician who specializes in childhood food allergies, will be CEO of UNC Health Care and dean of UNC's School of Medicine.


Health inspection reports find violations at NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB stadiums that could cause foodborne illness - 2018 ESPN Outside the Lines  ESPN

An Outside the Lines analysis of 16000 routine food-safety inspection reports covering 111 pro sports venues found that, at about 28 percent of the venues, half ...


Health myths that were debunked in 2018  INSIDER

From going gluten-free to the benefits of blue light glasses, these are the top health-related myths that were busted in 2018.


Idaho extends prison health contract for 2 years  LocalNews8.com

Idaho's state Board of Correction voted to extend its $46 million-plus-a-year contract with Corizon Health for inmate health care for another two years.


LA Galaxy to rename stadium Dignity Health Sports Park in 2019  MLSsoccer.com

The LA Galaxy will rename their stadium Dignity Health Sports Park in 2019, the club announced Thursday. It had been named StubHub Center since June 1, ...


People file into Greensburg health department office for free doses of overdose reversal drug  Tribune-Review

A steady stream of visitors left the state health department's Greensburg office on Thursday with an item that could help save a life. Beverly Lancaster of ...


Health district reports whooping cough outbreak in Blaine County schools  Twin Falls Times-News

BLAINE COUNTY — Several students in the Blaine County School District have been diagnosed with whooping cough, the public health district confirmed ...


Why rural first responders fear Ballad Health trauma care consolidation  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

SCOTT COUNTY (WJHL) - After announcing their plan to consolidate level one trauma care and NICU services in Johnson City, Ballad Health began ...


Fewer Pennsylvanians get health coverage as deadline nears  PennLive

Consumers have until Saturday to sign up for coverage on the Affordable Care Act marketplace at HealthCare.gov. So far, the numbers of those signing up have ...


Report Highlights Fentanyl's Deadly Role In The Overdose Crisis : Shots - Health News  NPR

Fentanyl is now the drug most frequently involved in overdose deaths in the U.S., according to a National Vital Statistics System report published Wednesday ...


Healthcare deals hit an all-time record in 2018. See the 7 biggest tie-ups that could change how we buy drugs and treat diseases.  INSIDER

A record $421 billion in healthcare deals have been announced this year. A global pharma deal and a US insurance merger are among the largest.


County Behavioral Health Council Talks Solutions To Psychiatry Services Gap  WGLT News

McLean County will open a behavioral health triage center next year, filling a gap in adult psychiatric services after the Center for Human Services closed.


Newborn syphilis cases on the rise in Colorado: Health Department  9News.com KUSA

DENVER — Syphilis cases in newborns are on the rise, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Thursday morning. Though ...


Massachusetts healthcare spending growth drops in 2017  ModernHealthcare.com

Healthcare spending only grew by 1.6% in Massachusetts from 2016 to 2017, nearly half the rate in 2015 and 2016 and well below the state's 3.6% cost growth ...


CBD health trend spreads to alcohol  KCRG

As interest in CBD products as a health trend has been on the rise, the substance has made its way into cocktails and beers at a Madison brewery.


The Best Moves To Make With Your Health Savings Account  Forbes

The Health Savings Account (HSA) is one of the best saving and investing tools available, but sadly, only 22 million Americans are taking advantage of this, ...


UPDATE: Columbia fire says blaze at condemned state mental health hospital under control  WIS10

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Columbia fire crews are on the scene of a 2-alarm fire at the abandoned and condemned state mental health hospital on Bull Street ...


CSU Long Beach health class exam included racially-charged question  KABC-TV

A question about graffiti, gangs and race appeared on an exam for a health science class at Cal State Long Beach, which has left students puzzled.


Chronicle Investigation: SF health official played a role in shipyard home sales  San Francisco Chronicle

A key San Francisco public health official helped Hunters Point shipyard developer Lennar assure homebuyers that questions about the toxic site's safety were ...


The Trump administration against healthy eating  The Economist

THIS ISN'T like putting a man on the moon or inventing the internet,” said Michelle Obama in 2010 as she launched Let's Move!, a campaign to fight childhood ...


Health Dept. says mild flu symptoms? Don't go to the ER  WVLT.TV

The Knoxville Health Department has some guidelines for this flu season. The first recommendation is NOT to go the Emergency Room if you have mild flu ...


Bridgeport woman pleads guilty to health care fraud  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Toshirea Jackson, 49, of Bridgeport pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of health care fraud. According to the Office of ...


Sutter Health Medicaid Advantage lawsuit joined by Justice Department  ModernHealthcare.com

The U.S. Department of Justice has intervened in a whistle-blower lawsuit against Sutter Health that accuses the health system of submitting unsupported ...


CVS takes on Amazon, Walgreens and health-care industry in pivotal shift  CNBC

Four years after adding "Health" to its name, CVS is more than just a drugstore chain. Now, its vision is becoming clearer as CVS Health enters perhaps the most ...


Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre says he is ‘fully recovered’ from health issues, but unsure if he will ever…  MMA Fighting

Georges St-Pierre questions whether he wants to return to fighting despite overcoming his health issues.


Why Health Insurance Innovations Soared Today  Motley Fool

Shares of Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) had soared 19.1% as of market close on Thursday. The health insurance platform company disclosed in ...


Life Insurance Application Denied Because Nurse Applicant Carries Naloxone : Shots - Health News  NPR

Bloodwork was supposed to be the last step in Isela's application for life insurance. But when she arrived at the lab, her appointment had been canceled.


Trump science adviser casts doubt on links between pollution and health problems  The Guardian

Comments by science review board chairman add weight to fears that Trump administration is aiming to discredit research to justify scrapping regulations.


Illegal meat business called “public health hazard  WOWT

The Washington County Attorney has filed an injunction against a Fort Calhoun couple for what it deemed a “public health hazard.” The two are accused of ...


Trillium Health to provide crisis counselors for Florence victims across eastern North Carolina  Port City Daily

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Through funding from FEMA, health provider Trillium Health Resources will employ 62 crisis counselors across eastern ...


Doctors cite climate change for rise in animal bites, U.S. health care costs  NBCNews.com

Stanford researchers warn that the number of animal bites is likely to rise amid climate change and developmental pressures.


Gilfillan to leave Trinity Health in 2019  ModernHealthcare.com

Trinity Health CEO Dr. Richard Gilfillan plans to step down from the helm of the Livonia, Mich.-based system in June 2019. He will be succeeded by Michael ...


Erie County resident with measles leads to health alert, concern of outbreak  Buffalo News

An Erie County resident infected with measles visited eight places between Dec. 4 and Tuesday, posing a risk to anyone at the places at the time of the visits w…


A doctor explains why gut health is as important as heart health  The Boston Globe

We've long been obsessed with our heart health. Now it's time to pay more attention to our digestive system.


10 Health Care Predictions for 2019 From a Pair of Venture Gurus  Fortune

Venrock healthcare investor gurus Bob Kocher and Bryan Roberts weigh in on the trends to watch in digital health and everything else in 2019.


Pascagoula daycare closed after cease-and-desist issued by health department  WLOX

The Mississippi State Department of Health visited a home daycare in Pascagoula, where a 18-month-old boy was reportedly attacked by another child on ...


Kaiser Permanente mental health workers begin five-day strike  ModernHealthcare.com

Monday marked the first day of a five-day strike for 4000 mental health workers at about 100 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics in California.


OSF Healthcare buys former Cub Foods building in Peoria  CIproud.com

Osf health care is buying the closed cub foods on Knoxville in Peoria. The building has been closed since 2009 when the grocer left the area.


Lower utilization dampened health spending growth in 2017  ModernHealthcare.com

The rate of U.S. healthcare spending growth slowed from 2016 to 2017, driven by reduced use and intensity of hospital care, physician services and prescription ...


Poll: Young People More Likely To Defer Health Care Because Of Cost  NPR

A third of people under 35 said cost led them to put off some form of health care, compared with only 8 percent of people 65 and older, a poll by NPR and IBM ...


How Climate Change Is Challenging American Health Care  The Atlantic

Experts say mounting environmental pressures will make people sicker, and that the health-care system will play a major role in averting disaster.


How to Get the Most From a Health Savings Account  The New York Times

Choosing a health savings account can be daunting, especially for people funding one for the first time. But some comparison shopping can help minimize fees ...


The Secret to Good Health May Be a Walk in the Park  The New York Times

In Minneapolis-St. Paul, the nation's healthiest urban region, almost everyone lives within a 10-minute walk of a good public park. Shouldn't we all?


'Kids are falling off': Why fewer children have health insurance now  NBC News

Raquel Cruz has a lot of stress in her life. A single mother of three daughters, she is the manager of a small health clinic and is going to school full-time for an ...


The UCL–Lancet Commission on Migration and Health: the health of a world on the move  The Lancet

With one billion people on the move or having moved in 2018, migration is a global reality. International migration has increased to 258 million, and the numbers ...


Will your therapist go on strike? 4,000 mental health workers protesting Kaiser Permanente  USA TODAY

Approximately 4000 mental health workers at Kaiser Permanente are striking in California Monday to demand better access to care for their patients.


Under Trump, Number Of Uninsured Kids Rose For First Time This Decade : Shots - Health News  NPR

After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017, according to a Georgetown University report ...


Are Eggs Healthy? Here’s What Experts Say  TIME

Here's what to know about egg nutrition, including whether yolks will raise your cholesterol and the healthiest way to prepare eggs.


Health Advocates Sound Alarm On Kentucky Teens Vaping  89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Kentucky health leaders gathered Monday at a statewide summit on vaping and e-cigarettes called for state officials to ban flavors in these products to curb teen ...


Amazon's healthcare hiring spree: 4 things to know  Becker's Hospital Review

E-commerce giant Amazon is hiring top talent to help guide its push into the healthcare sector, according to Nasdaq. Here are four things to know: 1. Amazon ...


Must-Reads Of The Week On Health Care  Kaiser Health News

Executive editor Damon Darlin takes a spin as host of "The Friday Breeze," whirling through a week of health care news so you don't have to.


Holiday Weight Gain Is Real–but Here's Why You Don't Need to Freak Out About It  Health.com

The amount of weight most people gain over the holidays isn't excessive, but it is real. Here's what a nutritionist thinks about holiday weight gain.