There are enormous consequences in terms of shortened lifespans and billions of dollars in medical costs when it comes to the obesity epidemic. Jon Jones, a Baltimore City police homicide detective, shed about 100 pounds, saying it was a matter of life or death for him. While it may sound dramatic to some, it isn't. The extra weight doesn't have to be significant for a person of average height. People with obesity suffer from depression more often, too, and if the toll on health and well-being isn't enough, the monetary costs are high.
"It Was One Of The Most 'WTF' Moments In My Career So Far": Doctors Are Revealing Times A Patient Said, "Oh, I Forgot To Mention, But..." And It Completely Changed Things
"Because they caught it early, very little damage had been done and she’s doing really well."View Entire Post ›
(Reuters) -Workers at Wyatt Bassett's furniture factory in Virginia use powerful tools to churn out the company's trademark dressers and headboards, so screening new hires for drugs is a no-brainer. Virginia last year fully legalized marijuana — the first state in the South to do so. The upshot is that "being positive for cannabis does not necessarily disqualify you for employment," said Bassett, CEO of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co., which has 575 employees.
Large number of U.S. COVID deaths could be prevented if patients would take Pfizer’s Paxlovid, White House coordinator warns
A large number of U.S. COVID deaths could be prevented if patients would take Paxlovid, the antiviral developed by Pfizer that helps reduce the risk of hospitalization and death, according to White House COVID coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha.
The new Miss USA says she was 'extremely disappointed' when her home state of Texas banned abortions
Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel, who represented Texas, told Insider she believes abortion should be a woman's choice.
Research Shows Lung Health May Be the Number One Indicator of Living a Long, Healthy Life—Here's How To Improve Yours
We all know the importance of brain health, gut health, and heart health, but when it comes to lung health, it’s probably not something many of us think too much about. But according to research, your lung health can predict how long you live. One study that involved a 30-year follow-up found that ...
Strokes, heart attacks, sudden deaths: Does America understand the long-term risks of catching COVID?
There are early signs that COVID infections and reinfections are leading to more life-threatening conditions, says physician and author Carolyn Barber.
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It's not just what you eat; what time you eat may affect your health. Those who ate earlier in the day saw health benefits, new research shows.
A couple used IVF to conceive their child because they're both carriers of a rare genetic disease that can be lethal by age 5
After getting tested for Tay-Sachs, the couple decided to go through IVF so they could test the embryos and make sure they didn't have the disease.
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When Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., proposed a national ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the bill sparked controversy across the political spectrum. But few spoke of its potential impact on the growing number of women who are having children in their 30s. The proposed ban would allow exceptions to save a woman’s life and for some pregnancies resulting from rape and incest, but it notably lacks exceptions for fetal abnormalities. As such, it would sharply restrict options for the growi
How many calories are in a banana? What are the health benefits of a banana? A dietitian answers all your banana questions.
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Shocker: Keeping 10-15 Skittles or jelly beans nearby can actually be a healthy choice.
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For the past decade, Kaitlin Preble of Tucson, Arizona, said she has gone to her local pharmacy each month to pick up her daughter's prescription for methotrexate, a drug that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, among other things. Preble's daughter, Emma Thompson, was diagnosed at age 3 with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, an autoimmune disease that can cause joint pain and inflammation in body parts including the hands, knees and ankles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now 14, Emma relies on methotrexate and a combination of other medications to be able to do basic functions like walking, brushing her hair and attending school in-person, according to Preble.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an alert against four India-made cough syrups saying they may be responsible for the death of 66 children in the Gambia.
- Consumer Reports
The much-touted antiviral can help reduce symptoms significantly. But it has limitations.By Kevin LoriaFor people at high risk of severe COVID-19, including seniors and those with chronic health ...
When Steve Hamburger learned he had PAD, peripheral artery disease, he decided to try walking to improve his health. He did and avoided bypass surgery.
Medicare’s annual open enrollment period begins on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7. More than seven in 10 Medicare beneficiaries did not even compare plans during this period in 2018, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit group focused on health policy. Many times, it’s because making the change — or just reviewing the options — can be overwhelming, said Dave Francis, chief executive officer and co-founder of Healthpilot, a company whose services include automated and personalized Medicare plan recommendations.
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The shift comes as federal health officials are bracing for a renewed wave of COVID-19 infections this fall and winter.
Experts explain what prebiotics are, how they differ from probiotics, and what prebiotic foods you should incorporate into your diet.
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Congressman Ralph Norman and Candace Carroll of conservative think-tank Americans for Prosperity write that federal and South Carolina laws are “are costing people their lives. Both need to be repealed.” | Opinion
Elizabeth Hurley is pretty in pink! The 57-year-old actress continued her longtime Breast Cancer Awareness Month activism by lighting the Empire State Building pink in New York City this week. She wore a hot-pink sequin pantsuit that was tailored to her athletic shape. With her hair in soft waves, she paired the look with a […]