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Calling mom can reduce stress levels

Jan 6, 2012
Your mom was right (as usual): It's good for your health to give her a phone call.
Posted In: Health

Job insecurity = health insurance insecurity

Jan 5, 2012
The pressure for healthcare reform won't go away -- far from it.
Posted In: Health, Health care and insurance

Herbalife critics call company a pyramid scheme

Jan 2, 2012
The nutrition-supplement giant says the allegations are bogus and is back fighting to save its reputation and its future.
Posted In: Health, Herbalife

Plastic surgery peaks during the holidays

Dec 29, 2011
It's the most wonderful time of the year... At least for cosmetic surgeons.
Posted In: plastic surgery, Health, holidays

States snuff out smoking prevention programs

Dec 28, 2011
Faced with big budget gaps, state governments are taking money away from programs that help people quit smoking. Analysts say this will cost more in the long run.
Posted In: Health, cigarette, health care

The war on cancer -- a healthy metaphor?

Dec 23, 2011
President Richard Nixon used the phrase "war on cancer" in signing the National Cancer Act of 1971. Forty years later, scientists say our understanding of cancer has outgrown a military analogy.
Posted In: cancer, Health

The birth of a new career

Dec 23, 2011
New programs help low-income women train to become doulas and birthing assistants.
Posted In: doula, birth, Health

Not-for-profit hospitals?

Dec 20, 2011
The name implies health care for the poor in exchange for tax breaks. But it turns out it's not that simple.
Posted In: Health, health care, nonprofits

A compromise on Medicare

Dec 15, 2011
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Ron Wyden have a plan.
Posted In: Health, Paul Ryan, Ron Wyden, Medicare

Plan B could go O.T.C.

Dec 7, 2011
Today, the FDA decides whether to sell the morning after pill over-the-counter. Over-the-counter drugs can often make drug makers a lot more money than prescriptions.
Posted In: Health, prescription, pharmaceuticals

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