Respect Summer’s Scorching Heat, Experts Warn 1200 800 AEPC Health

Respect Summer’s Scorching Heat, Experts Warn

SATURDAY, July 13, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The human body is no match for extreme heat, and scorching temperatures seem to be the rule rather than the exception these days. “It’s hard to think of…

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News of Note, Beyond the Headlines, Money Trail & Fascinating Finds

Skim At Your Own Risk Let’s be honest – instruction manuals are daunting. They’re like foreign-language roadmaps in small print, with diagrams resembling abstract art more than practical guidance. No wonder we often opt for…

Children With Autism Have Unique Microbiomes, Study Finds 1200 800 AEPC Health

Children With Autism Have Unique Microbiomes, Study Finds

TUESDAY, July 9, 2024 (HealthDay News) — New research offers what could become a surprising way to diagnose whether a child has autism: Simply check the makeup of their gut microbiome. In a study published July…

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News Trove, In Excess, Piling On & Letting Go

Warning: Possession Obsession Poses Health Risks Ever feel like you just can’t resist buying that new electronic gadget, extra pair of shoes or colorful socks during the latest greatest sale even though your house is…

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Most Americans Don’t Know That Family Doctors Can Prescribe Anti-Opioid Meds

TUESDAY, July 2, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Most people addicted to opioids and their loved ones are unaware that their primary care doctor can prescribe a medication to treat the disorder, a new nationwide survey…

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Catch of the Day, Tackling the Decisions, Hooked on Health and Casting About

Supreme Court Herring Case Ruling Rocks Regulatory Landscape Most of us remember the stories we were told as children to encourage us to eat certain foods. There was the claim that eating carrots was good…

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Summer COVID Cases Are Rising Across America

TUESDAY, June 25, 2024 (HealthDay News) — As scorching summer temperatures drive Americans indoors and millions travel for vacations and family gatherings, COVID infections are again climbing, U.S. health officials warned Monday. In evidence that…

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Headline Hits, Under Attack, Fallout & Pastimes

Connectivity Matters We’ve all experienced it – the frustration of trying to have a phone conversation, only to be hindered by a poor cell connection. You catch at best, every other word, and find yourself…

Pandemic-Era Tax Credits Made Healthcare More Affordable, But They’re Set to Expire 1200 854 AEPC Health

Pandemic-Era Tax Credits Made Healthcare More Affordable, But They’re Set to Expire

TUESDAY, June 18, 2024 (HealthDay News) — In a success story for Americans seeking affordable healthcare coverage, tax credits put in place during the pandemic helped millions gain health insurance, a new report found. Trouble…

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Headline News, Dollars & Pounds, Danger Zone, & Buzz Worthy

Tony the Tiger: Obesity’s Silent Instigator? Obesity has become a global issue, affecting over a billion children, adolescents, and adults. In the past 30 years, obesity rates in adults have more than doubled, while rates…

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FDA Advisors Support New Alzheimer’s Drug

TUESDAY, June 11, 2024 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Monday to recommend that the benefits of a new drug for Alzheimer’s outweigh its harms, which can…

Healthbeat, Maintenance Alert, Summer Smart & Ever Wonder? 2560 1696 AEPC Health

Healthbeat, Maintenance Alert, Summer Smart & Ever Wonder?

Let’s Generalize About Men In the world of TV musical comedy, few shows have managed to blend humor, satire, and catchy tunes as effectively as “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Among its many memorable numbers, Let’s Generalize About…

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U.S. Maternal Death Rate Remains Much Higher Than Other Affluent Nations

TUESDAY, June 4, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Maternal mortality rates in the United States continue to exceed those in other wealthy nations, with most women dying during pregnancy and childbirth in ways that were preventable,…

NewsWatch, It’s an Innovation, Sign of the Times, & Curious Queries 2560 1875 AEPC Health

NewsWatch, It’s an Innovation, Sign of the Times, & Curious Queries

The Good Old Days Ah, the “good old days.” We’ve all heard about or perhaps even reminisced about those times when life seemed simpler, slower, and more idyllic. Times when our days weren’t filled with…

Moms, Even When Kids Reject Your Advice, It’s Still Helping Them 2560 1707 AEPC Health

Moms, Even When Kids Reject Your Advice, It’s Still Helping Them

MONDAY, May 27, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Does advising your teen sometimes feel like talking to the proverbial brick wall? Don’t fret: New research shows that even when your preteen or teen gives your advice…

Attention, Under Fire, Fit for Duty & At Ease 2560 1707 AEPC Health

Attention, Under Fire, Fit for Duty & At Ease

Memorials and Memories Are Americans’ memories getting a bit fuzzy? Or did we miss a crucial lesson in history class? According to a survey by USAA, conducted by Endeavor Analytics and YouGov, only 46% of…

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FDA Approves First Self-Test Collection Kit for HPV

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a kit that will allow women to collect their own vaginal sample for HPV screening, a move that could increase…

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Health Beat, Crescendo of Concern, Tango with Trouble & Fascination Fandango

Dancing Through Life Ever wish your life was more carefree, less stressful? Perhaps a bit like these lyrics from a popular song from the Broadway musical Wicked Dancing through life Mindless and careless Make sure you’re…

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Americans With Private Insurance May Pay More for Hospital Stay

TUESDAY, May 14, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Having private insurance may not be all it is cracked up to be when it comes to hospital bills, new research warns. In a report published Monday by…

Newsbeat, Baby Baby, Mom Matters & Change of Pace 2560 1875 AEPC Health

Newsbeat, Baby Baby, Mom Matters & Change of Pace

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished This year, Americans are expected to spend around $33.5 billion on Mother’s Day, as per a survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. This figure is…

How Anger Could Raise Your Heart Risks 2560 1707 AEPC Health

How Anger Could Raise Your Heart Risks

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Feeling angry constricts blood vessels in unhealthy ways and could raise a person’s long-term odds for heart disease, new research warns. “If you’re a person who gets angry…

Health Beat, Failing Grades, Caught in the Act & Extra Credit 2560 1914 AEPC Health

Health Beat, Failing Grades, Caught in the Act & Extra Credit

Making the Grade From the thrill of an “A” to the agony of an “F”, most of us have experienced the stress of letter grades in our education.  Letter grades emerged in the late 19th…

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More Medical Lab Tests Will Soon Face Federal Scrutiny, FDA Says

MONDAY, April 29, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Laboratory tests used by millions of Americans are soon to be classified as medical devices, and as such be regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the…

Newsbeat, Shattered Innocence, Bugs & Drugs, and The Dark Side 2560 1696 AEPC Health

Newsbeat, Shattered Innocence, Bugs & Drugs, and The Dark Side

No One Knows Almost everyone has kept a secret at some point in their life. Some secrets have a short shelf-life, like not spilling the beans about a surprise birthday gift. However, other secrets, particularly…

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Biden Administration Sets Nursing Home Staffing Minimums

TUESDAY, April 23, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The first-ever minimum staffing rule has been set for nursing homes, the Biden administration announced Monday. Central to the final rule, first proposed in September, is a requirement…

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News Watch, Shining Stars, Shimmering Flaws, Sleep on It, and It’s a Wonder

Ready for a Miracle Could we be witnessing a historic moment similar to those of 1899, 1916, 1921,or 1942? If you’re wondering what connects these dates, here’s a clue: they mark the discovery of “miracle”…

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Nosing Out Why Kids Are Less Harmed by COVID

TUESDAY, April 16, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The nose appears to know when it comes to why children typically have milder cases of COVID-19 than seniors, a new study finds. Cells lining the inside of…

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News of Note, H2O Lowdown, Scam Savvy & Why Oh Why?

And Not a Drop to Drink You might have come across the famous line, “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” I remember…

Where Did That $9,000 Go?
Health Insurance Costs.
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Where Did That $9,000 Go?
Health Insurance Costs.

Had Health Insurance Costs Remained Stable, Wages for the Average Family Could Have Increased by Nearly $9,000 a Year A recently published study in the medical journal JAMA Open Network analyzed the cost of employer-sponsored…

Stopping Aspirin a Month After Stent Implant Helps Heart Patients 980 551 AEPC Health

Stopping Aspirin a Month After Stent Implant Helps Heart Patients

TUESDAY, April 9, 2024 (HealthDay News) — People who’ve survived a heart attack and have been given a stent may be better off quitting low-dose aspirin a month after the procedure, a new study finds.…

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