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12 Ways to Improve Your Health in Just One Minute

One minute to better health No, you don’t have to devote every minute of your life to getting healthy. Sometimes just one minute will do. All it takes to adopt new good-for-you habits is a bit of creativity and a … Continue reading

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Health Experts Are Worried About a Huge Rise in Smoking in Movies

Depictions of people using tobacco in top-grossing movies grew by 80% from 2015 to 2016, according to a new study. The report, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found tobacco use in movies jumped up a total … Continue reading

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The Number of U.S. Adults Without Health Insurance Has Risen by Two Million This Year

(WASHINGTON) — The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode. The new numbers highlight what’s at stake as … Continue reading

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Georgia’s Health Commissioner Becomes New CDC Director

(NEW YORK) — Georgia’s health commissioner was named Friday to lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government’s top public health agency. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is an OB-GYN and has been head of the Georgia Department … Continue reading

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Erika Eckley Helps People Die With Dignity. Here’s What She Fears About Health Care Reform

Kelly Wilkins was 39 years old when she learned she had breast cancer, and 44 years old when the doctors told her she would not get better. She was discharged from Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, and moved … Continue reading

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Health Care Bill Could Boot People With Addiction Out of Treatment

The health care bill released by Senate Republicans on Thursday is stoking outrage among mental health and addiction groups for its proposed steep cuts to Medicaid, the government’s largest health insurance program. Medicaid is the single largest payer for mental … Continue reading

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4 Ways the Senate Health Care Bill Would Hurt Women

Senate Republicans revealed new legislation—a much-anticipated follow-up to the American Health Care Act passed by the House of Representatives last month—intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Senate’s version of the bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation … Continue reading

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The Senate Health Care Bill Could Hurt You Even If You Get Insurance Through Work, Report Says

At least 20 million Americans with employer-provided health insurance could find themselves one devastating accident or diagnosis away from financial ruin if the Senate health care bill is passed as expected, according to a report released Thursday by the Center … Continue reading

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This Week in Health: How Farmers Turn Salmon Pink

This week revealed a little-known secret about the vibrant pink color of farm-raised salmon: it comes from a pigmenting chemical farmers feed their fish. Here’s what else caught our attention in health this week. (Sign up for the TIME Health … Continue reading

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This Week in Health: How to Really Lose Weight

Little is harder than losing weight and keeping it off for good, yet many find a way. Exactly how goes deeper than diet and exercise, according to new science. Here’s what else caught our attention in health news this week. … Continue reading

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Health Experts Slam Trump’s New Proposed Budget

Public health experts are expressing serious concern about the White House’s proposed 2018 budget, which would substantially cut funding to key government health agencies and programs. Under the proposed plan, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which provide funding for … Continue reading

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This Week in Health: Exercise Myths and Barre Class Benefits

This week brought encouraging news about exercise: It’s a real anti-ager, you don’t have to do it on an empty stomach and you can get a whole lot out of tiny movements, particularly in barre class. Here’s what else caught … Continue reading

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Violent Attacks on Health Care Facilities Increased in 2016, Report Finds

In a 48-hour period in November, warplanes bombed five hospitals in Syria, leaving Aleppo’s rebel-controlled section without a functioning hospital. The loss of the Aleppo facilities — which had been handling more than 1,500 major surgeries each month — was … Continue reading

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The White House Is Cutting More Funds for Overseas Health Organizations Linked to Abortion

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will expand the denial of U.S. funding for foreign health organizations that provide abortion services or even information about abortion. The disruption in funding could threaten hundreds of clinics globally that fight HIV, … Continue reading

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