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Americans not getting enough sleep

Mar 28, 2012
New information from the Centers for Disease Control reveals that more than quarter of the U.S. population say they're not getting enough shuteye. The issue has consequences on our economy and health.
Posted In: sleep, Health

Can ignoring medical advice hurt your wallet?

Mar 23, 2012
Doctor and commentator John Schumann says it's a medical urban legend.
Posted In: Health, health care, doctor

Health care goes before the court

Mar 22, 2012
Starting Monday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the health care law, including a mandate that all Americans carry health insurance.
Posted In: Health

Soda sales fizzling out

Mar 21, 2012
New numbers out today show that the soda sales slump that has been going on for years continued to speed up in 2011, with consumers buying more healthy beverages in its place.
Posted In: soda, Health, sugary drinks

Consuming white rice linked to risk of diabetes

Mar 16, 2012
Publishing in the British Medical Journal, researchers looked at four studies covering 350,000 people in Asia and the West.
Posted In: Health, Food, diabetes

Kansas City grandma worries about Medicare

Mar 13, 2012
In this election year, commentator Emma Williams fears the health care program for seniors and the disabled will become a political football.
Posted In: Medicare, Health, medicaid

The growth of the genetic testing industry

Mar 12, 2012
A new study that predicts that Americans could be spending $25 billion a year by the end of this decade on genetics testing. It's believed that the prospect of being able to sequence whole genomes at an affordable cost now is really a gamechanger.
Posted In: Health, genetics, disease

Health care costs: A pain in the neck

Mar 2, 2012
When you're in pain and in need of treatment, it's hard to pay really close attention to your health care choices. Commentator Renee Lux describes how treating her stiff neck led to a huge hike in her insurance costs.
Posted In: Health, healthcare, pain, treatment, legislation, hospital, Money

Sugar: Public (health) enemy No. 1?

Mar 1, 2012
Commentator Mark Bittman argues we should regulate sugar like we do cigarettes.
Posted In: sugar, Health

New prescription for aspiring doctors

Feb 20, 2012
The Medical College Admission Test will require aspiring doctors to understand people as well as science.
Posted In: Health, doctor

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