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The bitter pill of globalization

Jan 7, 2013
A robust global economy spreads wealth -- and pandemics like the flu, SARS, even the plague.
Posted In: Health, disease

States cut anti-smoking efforts despite tobacco money windfall

Dec 6, 2012
A new study finds state governments are plugging budget gaps at the expense of tobacco prevention programs.
Posted In: cigarettes, smoking, tobacco, Health

Americans not taking vacation, and it hurts

Nov 27, 2012
A survey finds people will leave an average of nine days of paid vacation unused this year. The stress that comes from not taking a break can affect their health.
Posted In: stress, Health, vacation, work-life balance

Why mental health check-ups matter

Nov 13, 2012
Physical check-ups with physicians are common, but what about a tune-up for your mind?
Posted In: Health, health care, mental health

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

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