- Cullman, Alabama


  • 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?

    September 17, 2013

  • LIFESPAN-FACTS121.jpg 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.

    September 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    September 10, 2013

  • 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.

    September 7, 2013

  • 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.

    September 5, 2013

  • 8488bd54-0f47-11e3-b373-000255111976.png 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.

    August 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.


    August 27, 2013

  • g3202580000000000003ea46a0ca976951fc9024b2de508e34ec91e0297.jpg COMMENTARY: The case against the annual checkup

    We're now in the evidence-based era of medicine, and there's little evidence that annual exams provide any benefit. So here's a free bit of advice: If you're not sick, don't go to the doctor.

    August 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • HealthBeat Liver HEALTH: Mapping the way to a more fair wait for new livers

    Where you live can affect your chances of getting a liver transplant, and your risk of dying while waiting. The nation's transplant network says it's time to make the system fairer — and it may take a cue from how politicians redraw voting maps.

    "Gerrymandering for the public good" is how Johns Hopkins University transplant surgeon Dr. Dorry Segev describes a proposal to change the map that governs how donated livers are distributed around the country.


    August 20, 2013 1 Photo

  • Health Overhaul Navigator groups get $67M to sign up uninsured

    With the new health law's enrollment period set to open in just a little more than six weeks, President Barack Obama's administration announced $67 million in awards Thursday to organizations that will help people understand their new insurance opportunities and get signed up.

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the Navigator grant awards to 105 groups in states where the federal government will run online insurance marketplaces. Sebelius said consumers are "hungry for information."


    August 16, 2013 1 Photo