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Patients should discuss money with their doctors

Nov 9, 2012
When you receive bad news from your physician, money is often the last thing on your mind. But it's something you should consider. One doctor offers a few tips.
Posted In: Health, health care, doctor, patient advocate

Can posting calorie counts save us from ourselves?

Oct 15, 2012
Commentator Beth Teitell on whether knowing what we're eating will affect how much we eat.
Posted In: calorie, Health

Meningitis outbreak shines light on 'compounding pharmacies'

Oct 8, 2012
Pharmacies linked to meningitis outbreak not regulated by FDA.
Posted In: meningitis, Health, pharmaceuticals, FDA

Dogs trained to spot diabetics' blood sugar swings

Sep 24, 2012
There's a burgeoning industry of inexpensive classes that promise to train dogs to alert their diabetic owners to a change in their blood sugar.
Posted In: dogs, diabetes, Health

Nanny state or helpful hand?

Aug 31, 2012
Figuring out where personal responsibility ends and government intervention begins when it comes to eating habits.
Posted In: Health, junk food ban

Government should tax unhealthy food

Aug 31, 2012
The director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services says there should be financial incentives for healthy food choices, consequences for unhealthy ones.
Posted In: Health, soda, junk food ban

Could better branding get kids to eat their vegetables?

Aug 30, 2012
On the age-old question of how you get kids to eat broccoli, new research from Cornell University finds it's all about branding.
Posted In: vegetables, Health, branding

Can working from home increase productivity?

Aug 22, 2012
Our Freakonomics expert Stephen Dubner says there is evidence that working from home is better for you.
Posted In: Work, home, employment, Health

As school year starts, more veggies on the menu

Aug 20, 2012
Changes in the federal school lunch program will put more fruits and vegetables on pupils' trays. Will they eat them?
Posted In: Health, school lunches

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