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- Guidelines say that patients with high blood sugar levels be referred to nutrition and exercise counseling. Under the health law, the services would be covered by insurance without cost sharing.Read More
- People still think that abuse of opioid painkillers is something that criminals do, a study of news media coverage finds. Options like expanded access to treatment are rarely mentioned.Read More
A growing number of marketplace plans leave consumers responsible for potentially unlimited out-of-network health care bills, despite expectations that there are caps in place.
Voters in Colorado made the state the first in the nation to legalize recreational pot. Next year, they could vote in another first.
Researchers mapped Denver's neighborhoods by life expectancy -- a metric that accounts for race, infant mortality, income.
While many GOP presidential hopefuls have denounced the attacks on Planned Parenthood, some push back on liberal critics who say heated anti-abortion rhetoric played a role in the rampage.
- Loneliness takes a toll on many aspects of health, in part because it activates a fight-or-flight immune response. That may have helped ancestors survive lonely exile, but can slowly kill us today.Read More
- Savvy patients want the best medical care for the best deal, and online calculators seem like a great way to compare the cost of common scans and procedures. But many are inaccurate.Read More
Frank Costabile was broke, paranoid and suicidal after the Army forced him out. He found treatment without the Army's help. And he's not alone.
- Part of the cancer risk posed by eating red and processed meats is actually related to how the meat is prepared. Lower temperature, slower cooking — like baking or roasting — is a better health bet.Read More
- Medicines that help users wean themselves from opioid drugs can be prescribed in a doctor's office or clinic. But some clients question whether the clinics always have their best interests at heart.Read More
- Reports from China show that E. coli bacteria are increasingly resistant to the antibiotic of last resort — and can pass that resistance on to other strains of bacteria.Read More
- These are the early days of innovation that allows diabetes patients to conveniently and securely gather and share data via a smartphone. One California teenager is an early user of Apple's HealthKit.Read More
Emergency room doctors deal with more than 123 unnecessary electronic alerts to prevent just one unwanted reaction from a medication.