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AHA: Half of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure

AHA: Half of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure

Nov 16
About half of U.S. adults are now considered to have high blood pressure under new guidelines announced Monday that set a lower threshold for the "silent killer," second only to smoking as a preventable cause of early death.

Frustration Sets in After Coal Mine Health Study Suspended

Frustration Sets in After Coal Mine Health Study Suspended

By Michael Virtanen | Nov 15
The goal of the scuttled study - by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine - was a consensus from experts in various fields on potential short- and long-term health effects.

Four Tips to Beat Stress

Four Tips to Beat Stress

By Tom Bonanti | Nov 12
Stress affects everybody every day. For the most part, it provides the kick you need to get off your behind and get things done. Chronic stress is another ball game. This week I'd like to share some tips that will help you beat stress.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Ad Hits Wrong Target on Health Care

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Ad Hits Wrong Target on Health Care

By Steve Peoples | Nov 1
President Donald Trump's re-election committee is lashing out at Democrats in a new TV ad that incorrectly blames his critics in the opposing party for blocking fixes to the nation's health care system.

Health Law Sign-Ups Start, and Some See A 'Hostile Takeover'

Health Law Sign-Ups Start, and Some See A 'Hostile Takeover'

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 31
Many people already faced fewer choices and higher premiums. But President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a subsidy to insurers that lowers consumer costs compounded the turmoil, pushing premiums even higher.

"What Could Help Me to Die?" Doctors Clash Over Euthanasia

"What Could Help Me to Die?" Doctors Clash Over Euthanasia

By Maria Cheng | Oct 29
In the countries where euthanasia is legal the vast majority of cases are people with a fatal illness such as cancer who have only weeks or months to live. But mental ailments can lead to euthanasia requests, also.

Women's health risks go beyond breast cancer

Women's health risks go beyond breast cancer

By Maria Dominguez | Oct 29
The battle against breast cancer is one example of how far a movement can go to address a deadly serious women's issue. Yet, other risks to women's health are not as publicized or as known to the general population.

Study: Premiums for Popular ACA Plan Up by 34 Percent

Study: Premiums for Popular ACA Plan Up by 34 Percent

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 28
Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study that confirms dire predictions about the impact of political turmoil on consumers.

Drug Company Founder Charged With Pushing Powerful Opioid

Drug Company Founder Charged With Pushing Powerful Opioid

By Anita Snow and Paul Davenport | Oct 27
U.S. prosecutors leveled charges Thursday against the billionaire founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities across the country over allegations of pushing prescriptions of powerful painkillers.

AP FACT CHECK: Anti-Drug Ad Campaigns Fared Poorly in Past

AP FACT CHECK: Anti-Drug Ad Campaigns Fared Poorly in Past

By Matthew Perrone | Oct 27
President Donald Trump is promising a "massive advertising campaign" as part of his administration's response to the worst drug crisis in U.S. history, but past marketing efforts have shown few results.

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