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Affordable Care Act Eases Disparities in Minority Health

African-Americans and Latinos historically have had lower rates of healthcare coverage and less use and access to health care than their Caucasian peers, but President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) may be reversing that trend, a new study ...

Americans’ Opinions on Healthcare Quality Not Improving

Despite record health insurance enrollments following implementation of the U.S.’s healthcare reform law, most Americans opinions on healthcare have remained largely steady, Gallup reports. Slightly more than half – 53 percent – of Americ...

Americans Still Divided on Affordable Care Act

Years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the government’s healthcare-reform law, Americans are still deeply divided on whether they approve of the measure, with slightly more disapproving than approving, Gallup reports. The ACA, ...

Make Your Dentist Smile with These Tips

Even if you brush your teeth and floss as often as your dentist recommends, you may still be making some common dental-care mistakes on a daily basis, TIME reports. Here are a few do’s and don’ts, courtesy of licensed New York dentists Alice Lee ...

Dying at Home Eases the Pain of Passing

When a loved one reaches the end of their life, you might want to consider in-home hospice care instead of a hospital, HealthDay News reports. That’s because both patients and their families experience less pain and grief – and more peace ...

Americans More Optimistic About Finances

Nearly one in two Americans say they’re feeling better about their finances in mid-2015, up slightly from the same time last year, Gallup reports. Fifty percent of Americans are feeling positive about their finances compared to 46 percent in ...

Can Hearing Loss Kill You?

For older adults, hearing loss could indicate a greater risk of dying prematurely, Medical News Today reports. After controlling for demographics and pre-existing cardiovascular conditions, adults over age 70 with severe hearing impairment were 39 ...

Americans Agonize Over Choosing Health Plans

When it comes time to choose a health plan, most Americans say they’d rather do almost anything else, ThinkAdvisor reports. In fact, people surveyed say they’d rather clean out their inbox (40 percent), scrub their bathrooms (25 percent), or ...

What We’ve Learned from Obamacare So Far

Nearly two years into President Obama’s healthcare reform law, a.k.a. “Obamacare,” we can now begin to draw some conclusions about how it’s affected Americans’ health and coverage, the New York Times reports. Here’s the Times’ takeaw...

How to Limit Food Waste in Schools? Longer Lunches

School lunches are healthier than ever before, but so is the percentage of fruits and vegetables kids are throwing away. But a new study suggests a simple solution: longer lunch times, Reuters Health reports. When third- to eighth-graders have 25 ...