By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau December 9, 2013 1:54 p.m.
MURFREESBORO, N.C. — Snow came early to the cotton and sorghum fields here, sending dozens of cash-strapped families to the food bank on a recent afternoon for frozen chickens, cucumbers and canned green beans.
By Associated Press December 9, 2013 12:18 p.m.
The website for Washington’s health insurance exchange was down again Monday with new technical issues after problems last week took the site off line for four days.
By Josh Hicks, The Washington Post December 9, 2013 9:26 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $55.5 million in grants to help bolster a health care workforce that is stretched thin and possibly facing greater strain under the Affordable Care Act.
By Gracie Bonds Staples, McClatchy-Tribune December 9, 2013 6 a.m.
ATLANTA — Heart failure, according to the American Heart Association, affects 5.7 million Americans and causes more than 55,000 deaths in the United States each year.
By The Columbian December 9, 2013 6 a.m.
The physicians at Compass Oncology are holding a community event to discuss the latest advancements in breast cancer treatment.
By Marissa Harshman December 9, 2013 6 a.m.
Freezing temperatures and the frost-covered ground don't mean you have to abandon outdoor workouts.
By Christie Aschwanden, Special to The Washington Post December 9, 2013 6 a.m.
More than 15 million Americans undergo surgery each year, but there's growing recognition that some elective operations may be more about the surgeon's preference than about the patient's need for the procedure.
By Armin Brott and Samantha Feuss, McClatchy-Tribune December 9, 2013 6 a.m.
Health experts recommend that adults ages 18 to 64 get at least 30 minutes of "moderate intensity aerobic exercise" — meaning walking or jogging quickly enough to break a sweat — five days a week, plus strength training twice a week. Kids 6-17 should get 60 minutes — mostly aerobic — every day. Unfortunately, most people don't come anywhere close. Fortunately, you don't have to do all of your daily minutes in one session. Instead, you can divide them into more manageable chunks — 10 minutes or so — and spread them throughout the day. Here's a look at three products than can start you and your kids on the right track.
By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times December 9, 2013 6 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — The contestants on "The Biggest Loser" are just that — players in a reality show game who are subjected to harsh workouts, screeching coaches and weigh-ins on national television. The role is not for everyone, not even for everyone desperate to lose weight.
By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press December 8, 2013 8:47 p.m.
PORTLAND — To the long list of challenges facing Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange, add one more: The budget.
By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press December 8, 2013 3:31 p.m.
MIAMI — When insurance agent Kelly Fristoe recently spent 30 minutes helping a client pick a mid-level health plan and the federal marketplace website froze, he called the government's hotline and tried to finish the application. But the operator refused to credit Fristoe as an agent on the application, meaning he wouldn't get the commission or be listed as the follow-up contact if his client needed help again later.
By Simeon Bennett, Bloomberg News December 8, 2013 2:45 p.m.
GENEVA - Two HIV-infected men who were thought to be clear of the virus after having stem cell transplants have had the AIDS-causing pathogen return, their doctors said, dashing hopes that their cases might lead to a cure.
By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times December 7, 2013 6 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Scientists have come upon two magic words capable of making consumers believe a plain old cup of coffee tastes better and should be more expensive: "eco-friendly."
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press December 6, 2013 11:46 a.m.
WASHINGTON — It looks like President Barack Obama's fickle health insurance website is finally starting to put up some respectable sign-up numbers, but its job only seems to have gotten harder.