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23 Photos Of Older People With Their Pets That Will Melt Your Heart

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Studies that link pet ownership with better health aren't new. Not only do pets decrease blood pressure and feelings of loneliness, they also increase your opportunities for exercise and socialization. And that's especially true forShow More Summary

Ex-health commish to tackle 'int'l embarrassment' of U.S. health

As the New York City health commissioner under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Dr. Tom Farley got New Yorkers to smoke less and eat better. Now he's trying to make all America healthier. Dr. Farley,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Getting Old Just Got Awesome: Sex Gets Better After 50 Years Of Marriage

Worst title ever, best news ever. A new paper -- Marital Characteristics and the Sexual Relationships of U.S. Older Adults: An Analysis of National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project Data -- says we're all going to be knocking blissful boots post 50. Show More Summary

12 Effective Workouts You Can Do in Just 5 Minutes

21 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

These 12 speedy workouts still get the job done - Women's Health Are vegetables or meat a better source of iron? - Shape Power through Winter with these healthy, hearty salads - Health Work your glutes with these sculpting medicine-ball...Show More Summary

Why Don't Convenience Stores Sell Better Food?

New programs aim to put more produce in corner stores in order to improve the health of low-income communities. Will it work?

David Pocock On Being Better, Not Bitter (Men's Health)

Some men shrink in the face of adversity, others grow tall. Follow David Pocock’s lead and use your struggles to become a bigger man.

#ddglifeproject: Eat your greens!

So after last week I hope we're all feeling a lot better about this whole health and wellness thing. It's starting to look less...

Kaiser Continues to Improve, But Can Do Better for California

Apparently a $4 million stick wasn’t big enough to encourage Kaiser Permanente in California to offer residents better mental health care in the state. While Kaiser fixed two of the deficiencies originally identified by the government agency charged with oversight of care in California, it still didn’t fix two others to the agency’s satisfaction. The […]

Why Sunshine Is Good For You (Hint: It's More Than Vitamin D)

Summer sunshine makes most of us feel better, but there may be more to its benefits than just feeling good. A growing body of evidence suggests sunlight itself — with adequate protection, of course — may actually be good for health. More »      

Richard Mack, Sheriff Who Refused Obamacare, Now Begs Strangers For Cash To Pay Medical Bills

Richard Mack, former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, who became better known as a virulent opponent of the national health care law known as “Obamacare,” is now begging for money from strangers online to pay medical bills for himself...Show More Summary

New isotopic methods to better understand the effects of ocean acidification on net ecosystem calcification and coral calcification rates in Bermuda

The health and future of coral and coral reef ecosystems remains threatened by global climate change (GCC) and ocean acidification (OA). There is a need to better understand the current health of coral reef ecosystems, particularly those in threshold environments which will likely be affected first by pressures from GCC and OA. This need can […]

Help patients make better decisions about lung cancer screening

The high cost of health care in the United States in part relates to how clinicians are paid. Performing expensive and often risky procedures simply pays better than engaging patients in a shared decision-making conversation. Shared decision-making (SDM) is a process where clinicians and patients educate each other about treatment options, risks and benefits, and […]

Amanda Bynes Update: Troubled Actress ‘Has Her Own Apartment And Is Much Happier,’ Source Says

Amanda Bynes is doing a lot better these days, a source close to the family told ABC News. A few months after the troubled actress was placed into psychiatric hold, her mental health and overall situation has greatly improved. A family source gave an official update to ABC News on early Thursday morning. Show More Summary

The Low Cost of Good Health

With a few bumps along the way, we're moving toward a better healthcare system for everyone. As we move toward universal health care, we've become increasingly conscious of the terrible financial cost of treating the ill and the unfit. Show More Summary

Why Victims Of Human Trafficking Need Better Access To Mental Health Treatment

Human trafficking victims suffer from their invisible wounds long after they escape bondage. The post Why Victims Of Human Trafficking Need Better Access To Mental Health Treatment appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Would Doctors Benefit from Globalization that Lowered Their Pay and the Cost of Health Care?

Better yet, would economists say they had benefited? The reason for the question is that this is essentially the question that the University of Chicago's Initiative on Global Markets (IGM) asked its group of elite economists about trade with China. Show More Summary

Hand Washing Your Dishes Could Be Better For Kids' Health

Doing dishes the old-fashioned way -- by hand -- might help curb a modern-day problem: Rising rates of childhood allergies, a new study suggests. Researchers in Sweden found that children living in families that hand-washed their dishes...Show More Summary

Microsoft’s Band fitness bracelet gets cycling programs, a virtual keyboard, and MapMyFitness integration

Microsoft's entry in the health wearables space is only a few months old and is already trying to better itself.

Brits Think We're Nuts for Believing Our Health System is Better than Theirs

America is the home of the brave, they say, but a lot of us brave folks are terrified of the way the British do health care. We're even afraid of other Americans who aren't afraid of it, like Dr. Donald Berwick. President Obama nominated...Show More Summary

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