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12 Tips To Help Avoid The Thanksgiving Pound

November 26, 2014 – 11:24 AM |

As the holiday season begins, temptations of delicious foods and treats become harder to resist.  It’s Thanksgiving, after all, and no foods can hurt us …

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U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC

November 26, 2014 – 4:14 PM |

cigarettesBy Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes than ever, health officials said.

In fact, the rate of cigarette smoking has dropped from about 21 percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2013. That means the number of cigarette smokers dropped from 45.1 million to 42.1 million, despite the increasing population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read the full story »

FDA Mandates Calories on Menus, Booze, Movie Popcorn

November 25, 2014 – 11:24 AM |
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“You want fries with that?” How many times have you heard the enticing offer of more food but hesitated at the unknown cost of added calories?
The …

Obama Wants To Clarify Abortion Rules in Affordable Care Act

November 25, 2014 – 9:35 AM |
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The Obama administration is seeking to clarify rules for the coverage of elective abortion in health insurance exchanges. That is the issue that almost scuttled …

Healthier For Kids: School-Provided or Home-Packed Lunches?

November 24, 2014 – 6:21 PM |
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Which is better: school lunches provided under new federal, nutritional guidelines or a lunch packed by Mom or Dad at home?
While the kids may think …

Experts Dispute Claims Of Looming Doctor Shortage

November 24, 2014 – 10:45 AM | One Comment
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You hear it so often it’s almost a cliché: The nation is facing a serious shortage of doctors, particularly doctors who practice primary care, in …

Republicans File Suit Against President Obama and Health Law

November 21, 2014 – 1:33 PM |
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House Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), have sued President Barack Obama for what they claim was an abuse of executive authority when the president implemented the …

Maybe the Crowd Can Finally Tell Us The Cost of a Mammogram

November 21, 2014 – 10:04 AM |
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How much does it cost?  That’s the big, unknown question in healthcare.  The same medical procedures cost different amounts depending on too many variables.  Patients …