WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans without health coverage, which declined for years after passage of the Affordable Care Act, shot up in President Donald Trump's first year in office, according to data from a new national survey.
At the end of 2017, 12.2 percent of U.S. adults lacked health insurance, up from 10.9 percent at the end of 2016...Read more
President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee health care services for 2 million Native Americans -- who already faces questions about whether he is qualified -- did not disclose donations to the Trump campaign in his official Senate questionnaire.
Robert Weaver, a health insurance salesman and consultant who was nominated in October to lead the ...Read more
Good news, urbanites! New research suggests that you don't have to leave the city to reap some of the benefits of being in nature.
Simply listening to the chirping of birds, glimpsing the sky and even noticing a scrawny city tree can boost your mental well-being, according to a report published Tuesday in the journal Bioscience.
To come to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Republicans are at risk of facing voters this year with no cohesive strategy to fulfill their seven-year campaign promise to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law or address the rising cost of health care.
Following a meeting at Camp David over the weekend between President Donald Trump and top congressional leaders, members...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Industry groups and policy experts are questioning a Trump administration proposal on health insurance even as it garners accolades from congressional Republicans.
The proposed rule, announced on Thursday, would loosen regulations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA, that govern association health plans. ...Read more
Alison Malmon was wrapping up the end of her freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 when she got the news: Her older brother Brian, a student at Columbia University, killed himself.
He'd struggled for years with mental illness, Malmon said, but concealed his symptoms. Determined to help, Malmon formed a group at Penn a year-and...Read more
CHICAGO -- On a mild Sunday last May, I walked into a room filled with black and brown faces. Women with shea butter-kissed skin and tresses ranging from afros to twists to braids to locs perched on yoga mats, some stretching, others sitting serenely, looking around the room in anticipation. Apart from my sister at my side, I didn't know anyone ...Read more
An outbreak of E. coli infections in the U.S. may be linked to romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports warns.
A multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections -- possibly linked to romaine lettuce -- has caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and several states to begin investigating.
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WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration moved Thursday to further loosen regulations on health insurance plans, taking a modest step toward the president's oft-stated goal of rolling back requirements imposed by the Affordable Care Act that many Republicans blame for high premiums.
The proposed rules posted Thursday by the Department of Labor ...Read more
As resolutions go, quitting smoking could be the most important choice on a smoker's list.
Smokers are more likely to develop diseases like lung, throat and mouth cancer. And they're more likely to die earlier than are people who don't light up.
Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, says it's never too ...Read more
Foods containing fiber help you in important ways, including keeping your digestive tract functioning properly. A high-fiber diet also can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
But how much fiber do you need and what ways can you get it?
"It's good to start your day with some high-fiber foods," says Kate Zeratsky, a Mayo ...Read more
"It would feel like murder to pull her life support," a young woman tells the doctor.
The woman sits by a hospital bed where her mother, Selena, lies unresponsive, hooked up to a breathing tube. The daughter has already made one attempt to save her mother's life; she pulled Selena out of the car and performed CPR when her heart stopped en route...Read more
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions. The findings are published in Menopause.
"This is the best data to date that shows women undergoing hysterectomy have a risk of long-term ...Read more
Q: What is the role of lung restoration in lung transplants? How does it work?
A: Over the past several years, devices outside the body have been used to evaluate human lungs donated for organ transplant before the lungs are transplanted. In the future, lung restoration may be used to treat donated lungs to make them healthier, so they could be...Read more
And so the holiday hangover has begun.
All that turkey. All that ham. All those cookies. All those pies.
All those hors d'oeuvres that seem like they aren't going to add a lot to your waistline but actually do.
Now we face a new year, and our scales aren't very happy with a lot of us -- and vice versa. It's time to do something good for ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Early on a recent morning, men huddle in the Home Depot parking lot, ground zero for day laborers on the hunt for work. Cars pull into the lot, and the men swarm.
Among them is Marcos, at 65, wiry and bronzed with a silvery smile. He's been in the country illegally for 20 years, working construction and landscaping, doing whatever...Read more
Is your child complaining of an earache? It could be an infection. Children are more prone to ear infections than adults, and they can be painful. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist says, "Ear infections can be caused by both viruses and bacteria. Some of the common cold viruses can cause inflammation ...Read more
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. -- Devon Rising shakes his head and tries to cover his face with his hands. It's time to get his few remaining teeth cleaned, and he fusses for a bit.
Gita Aminloo, his dental hygienist, tries to calm him by singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider," the classic children's song.
Rising, 42, is mentally disabled and blind. He has ...Read more
The click-clack of knives chopping on cutting boards and the savory smell of sauteed onions filled the air on a recent evening.
Eight students from the University of Minnesota training to be doctors, nurses and counselors raced around the classroom, donning aprons instead of lab coats. Their assignment: Prepare a delicious, healthful meal to ...Read more
So many norms of politics and civic discourse have been shattered in 2017. Not every smashed convention this year has been the handiwork of President Donald Trump.
In a book of essays published in October, two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists challenged strictures laid down by their professions' leaders and publicly analyzed Trump's mental...Read more
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