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Obamacare Makes Huge Difference for Health of Millions, Study Says

Two full open-enrollment cycles into the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the early results are optimistic: healthcare costs are down and coverage is up for the majority of Americans, HealthDay News reports. Since the ACA went into full affect, ...

How the New Supreme Court Ruling Affects Your Healthcare

With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding what many believe to be the last serious legal challenge to the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), many are wondering how that will affect their coverage moving forward, HealthDay News reports. The main takeaway ...

Health Insurance Helps Americans’ Fiscal Fitness, Too

Increased rates of health coverage among Americans appears to be fattening wallets, the New York Times reports. Six months after the Affordable Care Act went into effect – helping a record number of Americans to find health insurance – the ...

Is Your Neighborhood Aging You Prematurely?

Where you live could have an impact on how quickly your body ages, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh suggests. Living in a community with high crime, noise, and vandalism ages you faster at a cellular level compared to people who live ...

Are Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Primed for a Comeback?

The growing anti-vaccination movements in the last decade, coupled with nearly unprecedented (in the modern era) outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like the measles, has doctors worrying that we may be on the verge of losing our “herd ...

FDA Call Trans Fats ‘Unsafe,’ Orders Ban

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has struck what may be the death blow for trans fats in our food, CNN reports. The FDA ruled that trans fats are not “generally recognized as safe” for human consumption, a move that has been ...

Are Your Kids Drinking Enough Water?

Too many American children and teens in don’t drink enough water daily, HealthDay News reports. Nearly half of children and teens ages 6 to 19 don’t hydrate properly, and one in four drink no plain water at all in an average day, a new study ...

Food Insecurity in U.S. Hits 7-Year Low

There’s good news for the basic needs of low-income Americans, as the number of U.S. adults who struggled to afford food in the past 12 months has hit a seven-year low, Gallup reports. Around 15.8 percent of Americans had trouble buying food for ...

Many Can’t Afford Healthcare, Even with Insurance

Just because you have health insurance doesn’t mean you can pay for it, Newsweek reports. Around 23 percent of Americans ages 19 to 64 are underinsured, meaning that they skip filling essential prescriptions or undergoing necessary tests and ...

These Cities Are the Most (and Least) Safe-Feeling in America

Des Moines, Iowa, Raleigh, N.C., and Boise City, Iowa are among the places in America residents feel most safe, Gallup reports. Having a sense of personal safety and security in your community is an important factor in your overall well-being. Now, ...