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Why vaping doesn’t help smokers quit

A new study shows that smoking electronic cigarettes will not help you quit smoking real cigarettes. Read more

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Outrageous Or Overblown? HHS Announces Another Round Of ACA Navigator Funding Cuts

Advocates of the sweeping health law view this move by the Trump administration as its most recent act of sabotage. But not everyone views it as a mortal blow. Read more

Listen: A Sudden Freeze On ACA Payouts And What It Means For You

The Trump administration suspended a program over the weekend that helps stabilize the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, prompting some insurance companies to warn of higher premiums. KHN's Julie Rovner and Chad Terhune explain the uncertain health care landscape in the U.S. Read more

Soak up summer without packing on the pounds

With all the fresh food and outdoorsy activities, you'd assume that summer must be very ab friendly. "But while people typically associate the holiday season with weight gain, I'm now seeing women putting on more pounds during the warm weather," says Keri Gans, R.D.N., author of "The Small Change Diet." Read more

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Bringing Finland to America: Lessons from the happiest place on Earth

Finland, which topped the United Nations report this year as the happiest country on the planet, is a land filled with saunas, forests and … Read more

5 effective (and free) online workouts you can do at home

Whether you're not into expensive trendy fitness classes or just don't feel like leaving your house to get a good workout, here's a look at… Read more

Which candies pack the most sugar?

While it's unlikely that candy will ever be classified as healthy fare, some confections have a lot more sugar jam-packed into their bright… Read more

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Quick action on concussion symptoms helps athletes recover faster, researchers find

Courtesy of University of Florida Health System. In the warrior ethos that permeates sports, athletes sometimes shake off injuries and stay in the game. It's considered a measure of toughness. Read more

Tailoring health care for older patients

When you visit a doctor's office, hospital or nursing home, what determines the type of care you receive? That's the question Muriel Gillick, M.D., professor of population medicine at Harvard Medical School, explores in "Old and Sick in America: The Journey Through the Health Care System". Read more

Healthful vegetarian diets linked with benefits

The latest research presented at the International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition at Loma Linda University in February 2018 shows that vegan and vegetarian diets are consistently linked with health benefits. Based on multiple cohort studies presented at the conference, including the... Read more