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Posts / Week:14.8
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Here's the deal with all those turkeys terrorizing the suburbs

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

Unlike their country cousins, whose population is slowly declining, urban and suburban wild turkeys are not hunted. “They want open areas. Well, lawns and golf courses? All of these are great open spots for wild turkeys,” one expert said.

The real science behind the unreal predictions of major earthquakes in 2018

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

There's a curious connection between earthquakes and the Earth's rotation. But that doesn't mean the planet is in for a major shaking next year.

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Meanwhile, In Other Health News…

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News discuss some of the under-covered health stories of the past several weeks, including drug price issues, the opioid epidemic and women’s reproductive health.

Massachusetts Grabs Spotlight By Proposing New Twist On Medicaid Drug Coverage

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

In an effort to reduce drug costs and increase efficiency, Massachusetts is seeking federal approval to implement a new approach to how the state’s Medicaid program covers prescription medications.

Displaced Puerto Ricans Face Obstacles Getting Health Care

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Many have complicated questions about whether their Medicaid or Medicare coverage can shift to their new homes. And for those seeking private insurance, using the ACA’s insurance marketplaces will likely be a new experience.

Massachusetts grabs spotlight by proposing new twist on Medicaid drug coverage

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The state, aiming to cut costs, wants federal approval to negotiate discounts for prescription medicines.

A dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

What James Dempsey's family saw on the recording made them sue his nursing home.

‘My sons love hunting, I don’t’: Trump’s soft spot for elephants

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Trump has been clear on his dislike of hunting well before he effectively reversed a decision on hunting big game in Africa.

4 common myths about vaccines

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Don’t hold off on these shots because of false ideas.

Dieters are willing to do almost anything to lose weight

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Even William the Conqueror was desperate enough to go on a fad diet.

Zinke rocked moccasins to celebrate Native cultures. But tribes are focused on his plans to rock Bears Ears.

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wore moccasins to celebrate native culture around the world. But Western tribes say his plan to dramatically shrink the Bears Ears National Monument will devastate their culture.

A common blood thinner may protect against some cancers

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

A study links warfarin to a lower risk of prostate, lung and breast cancers.

California Fines Anthem $5 Million For Failing to Address Consumer Grievances

last weekHealth : The Checkup

The regulator cited one example in which consumers had to call the insurer 22 times to resolve a complaint.

Blood pressure of 130 is the new 'high,' according to first update of guidelines in 14 years

last weekHealth : The Checkup

About half of adults in the U.S. will be considered hypertensive under the new guidelines, compared to a third now.

Sip Wine And Chat About Postponing Motherhood — At An ‘Egg Social’

last weekHealth : The Checkup

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Your grandma hosted Tupperware parties. Your mom attended Mary Kay soirees. Now, you might be sipping cocktails at an egg-freezing fête. Judging from a recent event at a swanky...

Brokers Are Reluctant Players In A Most Challenging ACA Open-Enrollment Season

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Lee Nathans, like insurance brokers in many states, expects to be crazy busy for the next several weeks, fielding calls from “people who are not going to be happy.” Open enrollment for Affordable Care...

A sore throat, coughing, hoarseness might be signs of something other than a cold

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Airway reflux, a type of heartburn that reaches your throat, can cause these problems.

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