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Why taking a nap isn't just for preschoolers anymore

Napping — as a kid you hated it, but as an adult you sometimes long for it. Now, research says you should do it. Read more



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Why taking a nap isn't just for preschoolers anymore

Napping — as a kid you hated it, but as an adult you sometimes long for it. Now, research says you should do it. Read more

The story behind that Bellwood couple's viral flood photo

MATT LINDBERG The Columbus Telegram

Sitting aboard a jon boat Thursday night near his wife and clutching their 16-year-old cocker spani… Read more

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Broker Websites Expand Health Plan Shopping Options While Glossing Over Details

These direct-enrollment broker websites are “under-policed” and can steer consumers toward plans that may not be the best option for them, a new report concludes. Read more

Judge Vows To Rule On Medicaid Work Requirements By End Of March

A federal district judge appeared skeptical of the arguments by the Justice Department and Arkansas and Kentucky that their programs should mandate that some enrollees work. Read more

New Health Plans Expose The Insured To More Risk

Well-known insurers are offering plans with lower premiums. But they could leave patients on the hook for unexpected costs. Read more

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The top 10 cities where people rarely go to the doctor

Routine doctor’s visits should be a key component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Instead, trends in the data suggest the opposite. Read more

The 10 safest cities in the United States

Based on the analysis, five of the top 10 safest cities in the U.S. are located in one state. Read more

The healthiest cities in the United States for families

Location can make all the difference when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Read more

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Many patients get chronic headache relief from functional nasal surgery

Courtesy of University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. A review of 39 studies by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shows functional nasal surgery can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in some patients. Functional nasal surgery is used to relieve... Read more

Living with cancer: Some men with prostate cancer opt out of surgery

Courtesy of Cedars-Sinai Los Angeles. Dale White was diagnosed with prostate cancer six years ago. His doctor told him that surviving prostate cancer depended on one treatment option: surgery. Read more

Not on Medicare yet? Beware new twist to drug co-pays

If you are not yet on Medicare and use a drug manufacturer's discount coupon or co-pay assistance card to save money on medicine, check your health plan before you fill your next prescription. Otherwise, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise at the pharmacy counter. You might be subject to a co-pay... Read more

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