How America is exporting its obesity epidemic
With this summer's news from the United Nations that Mexico has surpassed the United States in adult obesity levels - one-third of Mexican adults are now considered extremely overweight - U.S. foreign policy has come into sharper, or perhaps softer, focus.
Teenage drivers with teen passengers more likely to die in accidents
When a novice teen driver dies in a crash, odds increasingly are that there is another teenager in
the car, new research shows.
Apples really can help keep the doctor away
Apples don't get the same buzz as popular "superfruits" such as goji berries, acai berries or pomegranates. But don't overlook them.
How do the health law's online exchanges work?
As the health law's online marketplaces prepare to open next month, many people wonder how they will work. Who is eligible? How can they apply for subsidies?
14 oddball reasons you're not dead yet
Lifespan has doubled in the United States in the past 150 years. This ridiculously wonderful change in the nature of life and death is something we tend to take for granted. The world is full of underappreciated people, innovations and ideas that save lives.
Report finds aging US faces crisis in cancer care
The U.S. is facing a crisis in how to deliver cancer care, as the baby boomers reach their tumor-prone years and doctors have a hard time keeping up with complex new treatments, government advisers reported Tuesday.
Schools try new strategies to battle college drinking
The bars near the University of Virginia were packed on graduation day, seniors in billowing black gowns drinking away their final few hours before entering the real world. It was 7 a.m.
SenioRx program staying in Cullman
Despite changes NARCOG has made to its management of the SenioRx program, Cullman area seniors that depend on the free medicine will not be affected, local officials said.
Where are the uninsured Americans?
Estimates taken by the U.S. Census Bureau show the states with the highest number of citizens living without any health insurance.
Texas megachurch linked to 21 measles cases
A Texas megachurch linked to at least 21 cases of measles has been trying to contain the outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics, officials said.
The outbreak started when a person who contracted measles overseas visited Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, about 20 miles north of Fort Worth, Texas. Health department officials said those sickened ranged in age from 4-months to 44-years-old. All of the school-age children with measles were homeschooled.
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