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4 everyday ways you could die (and how to lower your risk)

December 20, 2019


Each day, people encounter seemingly mundane choices that could increase their risk of dying, but there are some changes people can take to increase the likelihood that they will live another day.

How to break your bad habits, in 3 steps

December 12, 2019


Whether a person is trying to give up midnight snacking or surfing Instagram at work, "[b]reaking habits is hard," Judson Brewer of Brown University's Schools of Public Health & Medicine writes in Harvard Business Review—but Brewer shares three ways to overcome bad habits in one's personal and professional life.

The healthiest (and unhealthiest) states, mapped

December 9, 2019


The latest edition of America's Health Rankings ranks how healthy each state is overall and in a number of subcategories. See how your state fared with our interactive map.

Nearly 700,000 adults could lose food stamps under new rule

December 6, 2019


The Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that will strengthen work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—a move that experts say could eliminate SNAP benefits for 688,000 adults.

Are plant-based meats healthy? Here's what the science says.

December 5, 2019


Spurred by the growing popularity of plant-based meat substitutes, stakeholders in the meat industry have released a series of ads decrying what they call "ultra-processed imitations"—and health experts are cautioning against any quick endorsements of the new products.

The 25 best health care inventions of 2019, according to TIME

December 2, 2019


TIME recently released its list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019 based on factors including creativity, effectiveness, influence, and originality—and 25 health care inventions made the list.

'There's something terribly wrong': Why more US residents are dying in middle age

December 2, 2019


U.S. residents for decades had seen improvements in average life expectancy, but the trend reversed in 2014—with more U.S. residents dying at middle age from drug overdoses, diseases, obesity, suicide, and dozens of other causes, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA.

E. coli is threatening your Thanksgiving dinner. (Again.)

November 26, 2019


CDC is once again warning U.S. residents that their romaine lettuce might contain E. coli, noting that 40 cases of E. coli infection tied to romaine lettuce have been reported across 16 states.

Bloomberg has entered the Democratic presidential race. Here's where he stands on health care.

November 25, 2019


Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) on Sunday announced that he has entered the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, and a video launching his campaign touched on his views regarding health care reform.

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