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Choose a Medicare prescription drug plan now to avoid a penalty l

If you’re a Medicare beneficiary but haven’t signed up for a prescription drug plan yet — or if you’re unhappy with your current one — you have until Dec. 7 to pick a plan without having to pay a late ...

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Fat-shaming children can cause them to gain more weight

Shaming children about their weight can lead to isolation, weight gain and binge eating, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. One-third of American children are overweight or obese and the new AAP policy seeks to focus on ...

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Join or cry: Deadline for Medicare open enrollment is Dec. 7

If you’ve been putting off making changes to your Medicare coverage, now’s the time to take action. The annual open enrollment for the federal health plan ends on Dec. 7 — which means the countdown is officially on for any ...

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Spit test could determine concussion duration in kids

A little spit can go a long way in helping concussion diagnoses. A new test could determine the length and duration of a concussion, says a study published in JAMA Pediatrics on Monday. The researchers found five genetic molecules in ...

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Get this dog and live longer, says new study

They’re man’s best friend — for the ages. Owning a pooch can reduce the risk death by a third, according to a new Swedish study. It adds to mounting evidence about the benefits of living with a canine companion. Swedish ...

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Less than 10% of Americans eat their fruits and veggies: CDC

It’s going to take more than one apple a day to make these numbers better. An average 12% of Americans ate their daily recommended amount of fruit, while an average of less than 9% ate their daily recommended amount of ...

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How a dad’s depression affects his teen kids

A dad’s depression can rub off on his teenaged kids, according to a new British study. Science has already established that a mother’s depression can impact her children. The new study from the University College London is said to be ...

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Speed eating can lead to obesity and heart disease: study

Slow down when eating your Thanksgiving dinner this year. Speed in gobbling down your food could be linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes, says a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017. In the study, ...

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Restaurant ice has a dirty little secret

It’s chilling. When 30 bartenders were asked by Business Insider to share industry inside scoop that they really shouldn’t, one spilled a particularly troubling response. “Almost no restaurants or bars,” the unnamed barkeep revealed, “clean their ice machines as regularly ...

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28 million Americans were just diagnosed with high blood pressure

If your blood pressure is too high, it might not be because of the political climate this time. A panel of healthcare associations, including the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, published new criteria this week redefining ...

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