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Old-fashioned drinking habits are making a comeback

According to a new study, deaths from liver disease have increased sharply in recent years in the United States. Read more



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Giving Birth in America: California

In California's "Strawberry Capital," an immigrant farmworker prepares for the birth of her third child while facing healthcare and financi… Read more

How feeling young at heart can help you live to 100

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how grandparents and children can help each other to have meaningful experiences together. Read more

Medicare Advantage Riding High As New Insurers Flock To Sell To Seniors

The private health plans that are an alternative to government-run Medicare continue to grow despite the Affordable Care Act’s cuts of billions of dollars in funding. Read more

A place for PAWS: Work begins on a new building for Pets Are Worth Saving

MARILYN HALSTEAD The Southern

ANNA — PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) has some exciting news. Work began on the group’s new facility … Read more

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Must Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to. Read more

Flu killed more Americans last season than car crashes and drug overdoses

Last flu season was the most deadly in years and Chicago public health advocates are urging residents to get vaccinated. Read more

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Falling Premiums And Rising Political Tensions

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the Trump administration’s announcement that average premium prices are falling on the Obamacare marketplaces, the effort by Senate Democrats to reverse rules on short-term health insurance and the focus on protections for people with preexisting conditions in the run-up to midterm elections. Read more

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Want to live to age 100? Work less, rest more

The number of hours you log at work each week can have a significant impact on your health and your longevity — especially if you overwork. Read more

These states have the highest rates of breast cancer

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

These are the 25 least active places in the US

Most Americans don't get the recommended amount of physical activity, but these 25 places are the worst off. Read more

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Talk to your parents about caregiving

Even if your parents are active and healthy, there comes a time when you realize they may need a little help as they age. While I'm hopeful that my parents, who are in their early 60 s and in good health, won't need much assistance from me for another 10 or 15 years, I've already started asking about their... Read more

Shop for a better deal on plans during Medicare open enrollment

If you've ever been to a restaurant with a long and bewildering menu, you know it can be tough to find appealing options that fit your budget. That's the challenge that seniors face this fall as they peruse Medicare coverage options that are more confusing than ever. From Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, Medicare... Read more

Get your passion (fruit) on!

Passion fruit is a type of berry that grows on a vine. It's been said that after eating passion fruit, you'll fall in love with the next person you see. Playful, or risqué as that may be, the historical passion behind this tropical Brazilian native is related to the passion of Christ, given by South American... Read more