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Americans are Still Sick Over Healthcare Costs

Healthcare costs and lack of money/low wages are tied atop the list of Americans' biggest financial concerns, according to the latest figures from the Gallup poll. Both issues were cited by 14 percent of poll respondents, putting them ahead of ...

Has American Optimism Finally Turned the Corner?

Americans may finally be climbing out of the hole created by the 2008 financial crisis: Gallup reports that our collective outlook is the best it has been in seven years. According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, the percentage of ...

Are ‘Natural Flavors’ an Artificial Concept?

The so-called "natural flavors" you see listed on the ingredients for many processed foods really aren't that different from the artificial ingredients many people try to avoid, Life by Daily Burn reports. "Natural flavors" ranks fourth among the ...

Styrofoam Ban Coming to New York City

The common foam clamshell "to go" box and styrofoam cups may soon be things of the past in New York City, the New York Times reported Jan. 9. Starting on July 1, restaurants and other food outlets will be prohibited from using plastic foam cups ...

Menu Calorie Info Has Public’s Support

A majority of Americans back government requirements for calorie information to be included on restaurant menus, the Associated Press reported Dec. 31. A poll found that 56 percent support adding calorie information on fast food menus, even ...

Basic Needs Shortfalls Hamper Diabetes Control

It's no coincidence that diabetes is often a more devastating disease among the poor: researchers say that those who are insecure about food and medication availability are less likely to keep their diabetes under control, Reuters reported Dec. ...

Medicaid Enrollment Jumps in Response to Healthcare Reform

Enrollment in Medicaid has risen even in states that did not take advantage of federal incentives to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, the New York Times reported Dec. 18. Experts say that people who were eligible for ...

Start the New Year with a Clean Financial House

The end of year is a good time to get your financial house in order: companies do it, and you should, too. NASDAQ reported Dec. 19 on 10 financial resolutions you should try to keep in the new year, including: Have a family meeting to discuss ...

Here’s Why You Should Get Medical Advice From a Real Doctor

Television talk-show hosts aren't the most reliable source of medical information -- even those with a "Dr." before their name. The Washington Post reported Dec. 19 that a review of the information presented by Dr. Mehmet Oz on his popular ...

Walgreens Offers Virtual Doctor’s Appointments

The Walgreens pharmacy chain has launched an app that allows users to get a virtual doctor's appointment for under $50, the Chicago Tribune reported Dec. 8. "Visits" with doctors contracted via MDLive can be conducted via smartphone, tablet, or ...