Personal 'Obamacare' accounts debut
You can now open your own personal "Obamacare" account — but you'll have to wait awhile before you can actually use it to pick a health insurance plan.
Blaming full moon for sleep troubles not seen as lunacy
A full moon may be to blame for sleepless nights after all. Scientists at the University of Basel, Switzerland say they have found the first reliable evidence that sleep patterns are influenced by lunar changes.
The smoker dilemma for health insurance
Since smokers' health-care costs tend to be higher than those of nonsmokers, is it reasonable for smokers to pay higher premiums when they buy insurance through the new state marketplaces that are scheduled to open in October? A handful of states and the District of Columbia say the answer is no.
Family drops 158 lbs. to win national weight-loss challenge
A Texas family lost a combined 158 pounds by turning their garage into a gym and cooking more food at home, helping them win $10,000 in a national weight loss challenge.
Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers
For the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual scans to cut their chances of dying of the disease.
VIDEO: Tips on exercising in the heat
Stay comfortable and safe while exercising on hot days with slower workouts, more water.
Cold caps tested to prevent hair loss during chemo
The first time Miriam Lipton had breast cancer, her thick locks fell out two weeks after starting chemotherapy. The second time breast cancer struck, Lipton gave her scalp a deep chill and kept much of her hair — making her fight for survival seem a bit easier.
Down syndrome's extra chromosome silenced in lab cells
Scientists silenced the extra copy of a chromosome that causes Down syndrome in laboratory stem cells, offering the first evidence that it may be possible to correct the genes responsible for the disorder.
Wallace State Ranked Top 20 Nationally in Health Care Programs
Wallace State Community College’s reputation as a leader in educating and training healthcare professionals continues to earn recognition. The college once again ranked among the “Top 50 Associate Degrees: Health Professions & Related Programs” as reported by Community College Week.
Fish-oil pills lure drugmakers though benefits remain unproven
Fish oil has been touted as useful for everything from growing hair to treating clinical depression. Now drug makers are stepping up their promotion of its benefits for treating heart disease.
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