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The Cowboy Style Burger 1/3 pound steak blend served with thick-cut bacon, aged cheddar, saut ed shrooms and grilled onions ($6.75), with hand-cut fries ($3.20) at Charm City Burger Company in Deerfield Beach. (Photo by Libby Volgyes/Special to The Palm Beach Post)

The best and worst foods to cure a hangover

It’s one of those mornings: Last night was a crazy one and getting out of bed feels tougher than climbing out of a subterranean pit. College wisdom preaches reaching for cold pizza or a greasy bacon sandwich, but wait — certain foods are scientifically proven to help cure a hangover! Read on ...

Medicare Cuts Payments To 721 Hospitals With Highest Rates Of Infections, Injuries

In its toughest crackdown yet on medical errors, the federal government is cutting payments to 721 hospitals for having high rates of infections and other patient injuries, records released Thursday show. Medicare assessed these new penalties against some of the most renowned hospitals in the nation, including the Cleveland Clinic, ...

Even With Coverage Expansion, Access To Mental Health Services Poses Challenges

This story was updated to include additional comments from AHIP. (12/18, 2:33 PM) Even though more Americans have access to health insurance because of the health law, getting access to mental health services may still be challenging. A new report by the advocacy group Mental Health America (MHA) concludes that ...

More children in the U.S. are getting type 1 diabetes, especially kids ages 5 to 9, according to new research.

Type 1 Diabetes on the Rise in ChildrenWebMD Health News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH More from WebMD Dairy and Diabetes Risk: New Thinking?Panel Recommends Hepatitis B Vaccine for Diabetes PatientsStem Cells Promising for Type 1 DiabetesCan Immune Treatment Cure Diabetes?Dec. 17, 2014 -- More children ...

Even With Coverage Expansion, Access To Mental Health Services Poses Challenges

Even though more Americans have access to health insurance because of the health law, getting access to mental health services can still be challenging. A new report concludes that despite the 2008 mental health parity law, some state exchange health plans may still have a way to go to even ...

Public Easily Swayed On Attitudes About Health Law, Poll Finds

Just days before the requirement for most large employers to provide health insurance takes effect, a new poll finds the public easily swayed over arguments for and against the policy. Six in 10 respondents to the monthly tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation (Kaiser Health News is an editorially ...

Tools for a Healthy Kitchen

Standard kitchen appliances like ranges, ovens, and refrigerators undoubtedly revolutionized the way we prepare food. Chances are you probably have all three, and use them constantly. But there’s a whole world of gadgets and small appliances that can further reduce the time and effort you have spend creating delicious and ...

The Benefits of Berries

Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerful, disease-fighting antioxidants. It is believed that antioxidant-rich foods ...

8 Ways to 'Green' Your Kitchen

Greening your life—reducing your impact on the environment—takes a little research and planning. Because the kitchen is the most waste-producing room in an average house, it's a great place to start. The best way to do it is slowly, by starting with the easy, budget-friendly choices and moving on from ...

Easy Ways to Cook Whole Grains

Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and rice. No matter which you choose, from amaranth to ...

Yoga could be as beneficial for the heart as walking, biking

Good for the mind and good for the body: Scientists say doing yoga can improve your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and, most importantly, your heart.  The health benefits of yoga have long been known, but a review of 37 previous studies claims it can be just as effective as biking and ...

Flu Activity Up, Some Schools Closing

Flu Activity Up, Some Schools ClosingWebMD Health News By Matt Sloane Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD More from WebMD This Year’s Flu Vaccine Less Effective Than HopedMore People Getting Flu Shots This YearSwine Flu Less Severe for Over-50s?Can 'Universal' Flu Drug Stop Swine Flu?Dec. 17, 2014 -- Flu season is ...

Too Little, Too Late For Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice

Sandra Lopez and her Chihuahua, Coco, were inseparable. He followed her everywhere, and kept Lopez’s mood up when she was in pain – which was often. On Oct. 15, Lopez, died at age 49 of pancreatic and vaginal cancer that had slowly spread throughout her body over two years. She ...

NIH Cancels Children’s Study After 10 Years Of Work

The National Children’s Study has been cancelled despite almost 10 years of work and $1.3 billion of funding after a National Institutes of Health working group concluded that the project had gotten too expensive to continue. Researchers and children’s health advocates, meanwhile, fear that while funding for smaller projects will ...

Nearly 2.5 Million Consumers Have Selected Health Plans On Federal Marketplace

More than 1 million people selected a health plan during the fourth week of the health law’s open enrollment and nearly 2.5 million have done so since it began Nov. 15, federal officials said Tuesday. “And this was before an extremely busy weekend,” said Andy Slavitt, principal deputy administrator of ...

Tools for a Healthy Kitchen

Standard kitchen appliances like ranges, ovens, and refrigerators undoubtedly revolutionized the way we prepare food. Chances are you probably have all three, and use them constantly. But there’s a whole world of gadgets and small appliances that can further reduce the time and effort you have spend creating delicious and ...

The Benefits of Berries

Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerful, disease-fighting antioxidants. It is believed that antioxidant-rich foods ...

8 Ways to 'Green' Your Kitchen

Greening your life—reducing your impact on the environment—takes a little research and planning. Because the kitchen is the most waste-producing room in an average house, it's a great place to start. The best way to do it is slowly, by starting with the easy, budget-friendly choices and moving on from ...

Easy Ways to Cook Whole Grains

Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and rice. No matter which you choose, from amaranth to ...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2003 file photo, comedian and TV personality Joan Rivers with E! Entertainment television arrives for the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. A federal agency has accepted planned fixes at the New York City clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, released the Manhattan clinic's plan to fix deficiencies. The clinic has until Jan. 7 to comply or lose Medicare accreditation. Rivers died Sept. 4, 2014. Rivers, 81, was hospitalized Aug. 28, after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File)

Fixes planned for clinic that treated Joan Rivers

The clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure has submitted an acceptable plan to correct problems uncovered during an investigation after her death, a federal health agency said Tuesday. The investigation, ordered by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, found the Yorkville Endoscopy ...

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