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60-Second Health and Fitness Boosters

When it comes to losing weight or making healthy choices, you probably think that it takes hours at a gym plus long nights preparing and planning nutritious meals. What you may not realize is that quick and easy changes can really improve your immediate health and wellness. So just how ...

Healthy Smile, Healthy Body

You probably don't think about your teeth that much unless you drink something icy cold or that little postcard reminding you to schedule your next dental appointment shows up in the mail. However, you should really give your pearly whites more attention. After all, your teeth are one of the ...

How to Tame Wedding Planning Stress

It's a gross understatement to say that planning a wedding is stressful. With all of the coordination, timing and numerous things to prepare for (not to mention family politics!), it's no wonder that nice, normal people turn into grumpy grooms and bridezillas. However, you don't have to become a stressed-out ...

5 Mind-Body Exercises for a Healthier Heart

There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also be a strong ally in reducing ...

Health On The Hill: No Senate ‘Doc Fix’ Vote Before Recess. Will Break Hurt Chances?

http://podcast.kff.org/podcast/khn/2015/032715_khn_hoth.mp3Don’t see the audio player? Click here to download. MARY AGNES CAREY: Welcome to Health on the Hill, I’m Mary Agnes Carey. The troubled Medicare Physician payment formula is one step closer to repeal. After 17 short-term fixes over the last decade, the House of Representatives voted overwhelming to scrap ...

The Massive Fitness Trend That’s Seriously Ruining Our Body Image

Sex is one of the most beautiful, powerful, and natural aspects of our humanity. But like any power, it can be used in cheap and sleazy ways that don’t truly honor its awesomeness. So I have a question for you: Does your personal trainer or fitness coach have to be ...

Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." "We're not really honest with each other," filmmaker Ken Burns said. "We know about heart disease. We know about diabetes. We know about ...

Why Positive Thinking Doesn't (Always) Work

The year is 2011. I’m living out of a duffel bag, sleeping on my friends’ couch at night, dishwashing part-time at a pizza parlor because it’s the only work I can find in northern Maine at the end of the summer, and holding in my hands a huge medical bill ...

Obama Unveils Plan to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

Obama Unveils Plan to Tackle Antibiotic ResistanceWebMD Health News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD More from WebMD Obama Administration Tackles Antibiotic ResistanceDoctors, Patients Rely on AntibioticsCoughs Can Last About 2 WeeksStrike Vitamin D Off the List for Cold Prevention?March 27, 2015 -- The Obama administration ...

Tea Tree Oil Is Kind of Miraculous

If you don’t know what tea tree oil is, or are an extra-terrestrial new to this planet, let me briefly explain: Tea tree oil is an essential oil that can replace certain skin care products (like you might find at ULTA), cleaning and home products of all kinds, and even ...

Some Face A Big Bill From Medi-Cal — After They Die

Catherine Jarett ran into a nasty surprise after she sent a form to Medi-Cal on behalf of her clients. An estate attorney, Jarett was hired by the sons of an elderly Vallejo woman who had died. For more than 20 years, the woman had been enrolled in Medi-Cal, as the ...

Many People Entitled To Hefty Subsidies Still Opt Against Coverage

The good news: Three-quarters of people who were eligible for the most generous financial subsidies on the federal health insurance exchange this year signed up for coverage, according to a new analysis by Avalere Health. The puzzler: Enrollment dropped off substantially for people with only slightly higher incomes who would ...

Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday, March 27th

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as ...

60-Second Health and Fitness Boosters

When it comes to losing weight or making healthy choices, you probably think that it takes hours at a gym plus long nights preparing and planning nutritious meals. What you may not realize is that quick and easy changes can really improve your immediate health and wellness. So just how ...

Healthy Smile, Healthy Body

You probably don't think about your teeth that much unless you drink something icy cold or that little postcard reminding you to schedule your next dental appointment shows up in the mail. However, you should really give your pearly whites more attention. After all, your teeth are one of the ...

How to Tame Wedding Planning Stress

It's a gross understatement to say that planning a wedding is stressful. With all of the coordination, timing and numerous things to prepare for (not to mention family politics!), it's no wonder that nice, normal people turn into grumpy grooms and bridezillas. However, you don't have to become a stressed-out ...

5 Mind-Body Exercises for a Healthier Heart

There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also be a strong ally in reducing ...

FAQ: The House Passes A Bill To Fix Medicare’s Doctor Payments. What’s In It?

UPDATED March 26 The troubled payment formula for Medicare physicians is one step closer to repeal. The House Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation to scrap Medicare’s troubled physician payment formula, just days before a March 31 deadline when doctors who treat Medicare patients will see a 21 percent payment cut. Senate ...

FAQ: The House Passes A Bill To Fix Medicare’s Doctor Payments. What’s In It?

UPDATED March 26 The troubled payment formula for Medicare physicians is one step closer to repeal. The House Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation to scrap Medicare’s troubled physician payment formula, just days before a March 31 deadline when doctors who treat Medicare patients will see a 21 percent payment cut. Senate ...

Indiana to declare emergency in county with explosive HIV outbreak

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence plans to declare a public health emergency Thursday for a county that has seen a recent spike in HIV cases, the Indianapolis Star reports. Since December, 72 HIV cases have been reported in five counties. Most of those cases came from Scott County, according to the ...

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