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With Merging of Insurers, Questions for Patients About Costs and Innovation

6 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

As insurers grow larger, the effect on consumers depends largely on how successfully other companies, particularly those created or attracted by the Affordable Care Act, can compete.

Drought puts California pool repairman who works underwater in high demand

7 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

In water-starved California, pool repairman Kevin Wallace might be viewed as a hero in a scuba suit.

Dodgers' Bolsinger seethes over seeing-eye singles

7 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Mike Bolsinger had to leave his last start because of food poisoning. On Sunday, the New York Mets had him feeling sick again.

Boys' basketball: Thomas Welsh is coming home with gold medal

7 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Former Loyola center Thomas Welsh is coming home with a gold medal.

The best sneakers for every workout

7 hours agoHealth : Well Good NYC

You could wear your running shoes to boxing class and during strength training—but you’d be missing out. Fitness pros pick the best shoes for your workout.

Lakers agree to sign free agent forward Brandon Bass

8 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Lakers have agreed to sign free agent forward Brandon Bass.

Boltman the fan is a lightning rod in Chargers' relocation drama

8 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

For two decades, Dan Jauregui has boasted he is the No. 1 fan of the Chargers football team.

Coco and Magnus — Days 108 through 111 — New Jersey, Bears, and Bullfrogs

6/23 Tuesday — Day 108 The quintessential day on the AT. It couldn’t have been planned better. We exited the strange lodging known as Pocono Inn and made our way for the fourth time to Village Farmer. A delicious breakfast sandwich and coffee and we were on our way back on the trail fully refreshed......

Princess Charlotte is Christened!

Princess Charlotte was christened today in the church where Diana Princess of Wales was baptized - St Mary Magdalene Church, on the Sandringham Estate Norfolk. The post Princess Charlotte is Christened! appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

This Is Your Brain On Neuroscience

9 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Addiction science and neuroscience will make your head spin.

California’s rural poor hit hardest as groundwater vanishes in long drought

9 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

MECCA, Calif. — Whenever her sons rush indoors after playing under the broiling desert sun, Guadalupe Rosales worries. They rarely heed her constant warning: Don’t drink the water. It’s not safe. The 8- and 10-year-olds stick their mouths under a kitchen faucet and gulp anyway.Read full article >>

Unconventional Routes: Sort of Hiking from Damascus to Daleville

The last few weeks have been anything but conventional. I left off in Damascus (not) looking forward to a 21 mile slackpack the next day. That actually went really well. I hiked 21+ miles in 8 hours and followed up with drinks with friends at the Damascus brewery. What has transpired since, however, has been a......

Psychiatric Drugs are False Prophets with Big Profits

The underling theory of somatic psychiatry is that the source of human struggle is considered to be the brain itself, rather than the person. Treatments that follow from this simplistic, mechanistic, and reductionist notion have been to act directly on the brain, always with violating and destructive outcomes. This is now the tenet of the American Psychiatric Society.

Looking For A Great National Park Trip? Look Here

By Michael Lanza When I think about U.S. national parks, I remember hiking with my family to Yosemite Valley’s waterfalls. Seeing Yellowstone’s geysers both in summer (a great park trip with young kids) and cross-country skiing in winter. Sea kayaking … Continue reading ?

On Gluten, Mindful Meditation and Colon-Cleansing

I live in L.A. now. Well, not in L.A. but close enough to hear its nutty muttering. Close enough to shop at supermarkets that have entire aisles of gluten free food, attend "mindful meditation" sessions at a number of locations, and experience the promotion of a constant stream of colon cleanses, all meant to make me more healthy. Show More Summary

Is “Amazing Grace” Mediated Through The Placebo Effect?

Source: Chronicle Mike Magee This week, Ted Kaptchuk and Franklin Miller published a seminal article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled, “Placebo Effects in Medicine”. I believe it will be remembered for many years,...Show More Summary

Living A Healthy Life…Family Style

Karen is back with another fabulous post!  Thanks, Karen for filling in on the weight loss posts while I am making this baby! When I started this weight loss journey in February 2014, I was focused on losing weight for myself. Soon though,...Show More Summary

Stretch—Days 72 to 82

Starting June 24 Day 72: 25.4 mi (1084.8) After a morning of trail magic, the newly minted Heet Train pushed through miles fast in hopes of getting Italian food. There was no Italian food but instead food at the concession stand. It was still good. $12 food Day 73: 24.5 (1109.3) After a struggle through......

Oaks Christian standout Michael Pittman commits to USC

12 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

USC picked up a commitment from Michael Pittman, who was once committed to UCLA, on Saturday.

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