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Health

4 questions to ask before renewing health coverage

The health care overhaul makes renewing insurance so easy you don’t have to do a thing. However, there are many reasons to resist this temptation. … Full story    

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Make treat time for kids every week

It’s every dentist’s dread, a nutritional nightmare, the double dare that can’t be denied, the challenge of not only facing but actually becoming that which … Full story    
Published:  October 19, 2014

4 questions to ask before renewing health coverage

The health care overhaul makes renewing insurance so easy you don’t have to do a thing. However, there are many reasons to resist this temptation. … Full story    
Published:  October 19, 2014

Massachusetts brings transparency to health care prices

Without much fanfare, Massachusetts launched a new era of health care shopping last week. Anyone with private health insurance in the state can now go … Full story    
Published:  October 19, 2014

Patients learn to monitor their own vital signs

BEND, Ore. – Ken Dalton is first to admit it: He should have warned his friends about the possibility that he could “go off the … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

This is Bone, Joint Week

Sixty-two-year-old “Alice” went for her regular physical appointment and the physical was not much different than last year. Even her doctor thought the same. Although, … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

Step toward artificial hand with a sense of touch

Scientists are moving closer to an artificial hand that can feel: Implanted electrodes allowed some amputees to tell by touch how gently to grasp, letting … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

FTC says drop the caffeinated drawers

PORTLAND, Ore. – If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked – but at … Full story    
Published:  October 5, 2014

Lying to kids is wrong, but sometimes necessary

True or false: A parent should never lie to a child. This is a hard one. Take your time. Think about it. Talk to your … Full story    
Published:  October 5, 2014

Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a … Full story    
Published:  October 5, 2014

Cleaner air drops cancer risk

LOS ANGELES – By at least one measure, Southern California’s air is getting healthier. The risk of cancer from airborne pollutants has dropped by more … Full story    
Published:  October 5, 2014

Lawmakers seek more oversight of pot caregivers

DENVER – Colorado medical marijuana growers would face new restrictions, including how many plants they can cultivate for patients, under a proposal advanced Wednesday by … Full story    
Published:  October 5, 2014

Solitary takes a toll on prisoners

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico’s Valencia County Detention Center were always on. Locked inside, alone, for months, Jan … Full story    
Published:  September 28, 2014

Dancing is being used for fitness

LAS VEGAS – Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier … Full story    
Published:  September 28, 2014

Schools using yoga to promote health

HOUSTON – In a window-lit classroom at Crockett Elementary School, 21 third-graders sat cross-legged on purple mats and put their hands over their hearts. “How … Full story    
Published:  September 28, 2014