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Biden administration seeks to wipe consumer medical debt off most credit reports with proposed rule

June 11, 2024, 2:17pm Business

The Biden administration is pushing to prevent medical debt from being considered in most decisions made over whether someone qualifies to rent an apartment, buy a car or take on a mortgage. Read story

A patient sits in her apartment Jan. 14, 2019, in the Brooklyn borough of New York during a telemedicine video conference with a physician.

Telemedicine easy way to get care

A patient sits in her apartment Jan. 14, 2019, in the Brooklyn borough of New York during a telemedicine video conference with a physician.

June 11, 2024, 6:03am Health

Patients can now see an array of doctors without leaving their recliner thanks to telemedicine. But that doesn’t mean trips to the office should end. Read story

Women’s risk of heart attack up post-menopause

June 11, 2024, 6:02am Health

At first, no one thought Nina White had a heart attack. Read story

When it comes to tobacco use, there is no ‘lesser evil’

June 11, 2024, 6:01am Health

From the traditional cigarette to the modern electronic cigarette, from the communal hookah to the discreet pinch of smokeless tobacco, each has proven to be detrimental to a person’s health. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Jon Ebbert, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, discusses why there… Read story

Dave Crenshaw sits June 3 with his service dog, Doc, in front of his home in Kearny, N.J. Crenshaw served with the Army National Guard in Iraq and was diagnosed with PTSD in 2016 while working undercover in law enforcement.

Service dogs ease PTSD in vets; Researchers hope results of study will help expand options for service members

Dave Crenshaw sits June 3 with his service dog, Doc, in front of his home in Kearny, N.J. Crenshaw served with the Army National Guard in Iraq and was diagnosed with PTSD in 2016 while working undercover in law enforcement.

June 11, 2024, 6:01am Health

Specially trained service dogs helped ease PTSD symptoms in U.S. military veterans in a small study that the researchers hope will help expand options for service members. Read story

While incorporating bone broth into a balanced diet may offer improved joint health and skin elasticity, the diet&rsquo;s restrictive nature raises some red flags.

Dipping into the bone broth buzz

While incorporating bone broth into a balanced diet may offer improved joint health and skin elasticity, the diet&rsquo;s restrictive nature raises some red flags.

June 11, 2024, 6:01am Food

Bone broth has been making waves in the wellness world, with influencers touting its benefits for gut health and weight loss. But what exactly is involved with this trendy diet, and does it live up to the hype? Read story

Ray Hart, a 62-year-old stroke survivor, works on singing songs to help recall words and language during a music therapy session May 16 at Sentara Fort Norfolk Plaza in Norfolk, Va.

Music therapy helps stroke survivors

Ray Hart, a 62-year-old stroke survivor, works on singing songs to help recall words and language during a music therapy session May 16 at Sentara Fort Norfolk Plaza in Norfolk, Va.

June 11, 2024, 5:57am Health

Ray Hart’s vocabulary consisted of just one word after his August 2022 stroke. “Yep” was all he could say, said Pamela Jenkins, his caregiver and partner of 24 years. Now, though, a year after adding music therapy to his rehabilitation schedule, he can sing complete sentences. Read story

CDC: Antibiotic taken after sex can help prevent STDs

June 11, 2024, 5:56am Health

Some people should consider taking an antibiotic as a morning-after pill to try to prevent certain sexually transmitted diseases, U.S. health officials recommended Tuesday. Read story