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Friday, October 19th, 2018

The Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians

According to a 2016 Harris Poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, about eight million U.S. adults are vegan or vegetarian. Read more

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Mother talks about her child who has AFM Read more

As Billions In Tax Dollars Flow To Private Medicaid Plans, Who’s Minding The Store?

Insurance companies profit from government contracts but are subject to little oversight of how they spend the money or care for patients. The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act has only exacerbated the problem. Read more

New app offers solutions for 'cancer refugees'

China's rural residents become "cancer refugees" in the big cities due to lack of quality diagnosis and treatment in their regions; one US-… Read more


The finest destination for exceptional sleep in your Northwest Indiana home

Enjoy plush comfort with our patent-pending support system which actively contours and cradles your body for a deeper, more restorative sle…


In-home care options for Northwest Indiana people

Look at local, professional care & support options for a parent, spouse or family member who needs some extra help.


Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Republicans’ Preexisting Political Problem

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Joanne Kenen of Politico discuss how protections for people with preexisting conditions have become a top issue in the elections, Trump administration efforts to make prescription drug prices more public and the start of Medicare’s annual open-enrollment period. Plus, Rovner interviews California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Read more

127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of 127 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis this year. Of these, 62 have been confirmed by the CDC, and the remainder continue to be investigated, said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the agency's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. noting that the confirmed cases are in 22 states. Read more

Health Care Tops Guns, Economy As Voters’ Top Issue

Nearly three-quarters of voters say that health care is the most important issue for them, but fewer than half are hearing much from candidates about it, according to a poll released by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Read more


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These states have the highest rates of breast cancer

See which states have the highest, and lowest, breast cancer incidence rates. Read more

40 cheeseburgers that have fewer calories than a Cheesecake Factory Caesar salad

This list may make you think twice about ordering a Caesar salad the next time you go out. Read more

6 things to know about wildfire smoke and health concerns

Wildfires have burned millions of acres across the United States, leading many to raise questions about health risks associated with the bl… Read more

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The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: Antibiotics offer an alternative for simple appendicitis

Q: A friend was recently treated with antibiotics for appendicitis. I thought appendicitis required an operation. A: For more than 100 years, appendicitis was considered an emergency that required immediate surgery to remove the appendix. Read more

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Cellulite can't be completely eliminated, but some treatments may reduce its appearance

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is dry brushing effective for getting rid of cellulite? What about creams with caffeine? Is there anything else that works? Read more

Joint replacement expert: Exercisers in their 40s and 50s should 'agercise' their workouts

Courtesy of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "It's a wake-up call," said Robert Klapper, M.D., co-director of the Cedars-Sinai Joint Replacement Program. "It's your body whispering rather than shouting at you." Read more