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A Revolution on
Hearing Aids Begins
Oct 18, 2022 12:54 PM CDT
A Revolution on Hearing Aids Begins
Chains are now offering less expensive over-the-counter versions
- You can now buy a pair of hearing aids at Walmart for as little as $199—a fraction of the $4,000 average cost of traditional prescription hearing aids, per CNN . As a result of a 2017 federal law and some prodding of the FDA by the Biden administration, hearing...
Who Drink Solo,
Take Heed of This Study
Jul 13, 2022 2:49 PM CDT
Young People Who Drink Solo, Take Heed of This Study
Study finds young solitary drinkers at increased risk for alcoholism in mid-30s
- The manner in which you drink alcohol as a young person might be more important than how much you drink in determining future alcoholism risk, according to new research that warns against drinking alone in early life, especially if you're a young female. Researchers analyzed data from 4,500...
The Taller You Are, the Higher
the Risk for These Diseases
Jun 3, 2022 12:49 PM CDT
The Taller You Are, the Higher the Risk for These Diseases
But taller people benefit from a lower risk of conditions including heart disease: study
- Height may be a previously unrecognized risk factor for several common diseases, according to the largest study of the link between height and disease thus far. The study using data from more than 222,000 white adults and more than 58,000 Black adults enrolled in the US Veterans Affairs...
Guy Posing as
Others May Have
Jabs in a Day
Dec 14, 2021 10:15 AM CST
Guy Posing as Others May Have Received 10 Jabs in a Day
New Zealand health authorities won't alter vaccine rules and start asking for photo ID
- Health authorities in New Zealand are investigating claims that a man received up to 10 COVID-19 vaccination doses in a single day while posing as other people. To receive a vaccine, New Zealanders need only give their name, date of birth, and address. To aid accessibility, photo identification isn't...
Dec 13, 2021 4:13 PM CST
Behind Labor Shortage Are Health Issues
As pandemic patience wears thin, survey finds concerns keep people out of job market
- Pushing the economic levers available to the federal government might not be enough to solve the job market's problems. There's evidence that physical and mental health issues are a major cause of the nation's labor shortage, Axios reports. A survey of 5,000 Americans by McKinsey found...
Patient Struggling With Heat,
Asthma Gets Climate Diagnosis
Nov 9, 2021 6:09 PM CST
Patient Struggling With Heat, Asthma Gets Climate Diagnosis
ER doc in Canada may be first to put that on a chart
- A doctor in Canada named climate change as the cause of his patient’s asthma. Kyle Merritt, an emergency room doctor in Nelson, British Columbia, made the diagnosis after a record-setting heatwave in the province last year that killed hundreds in the US and Canada . Merritt’s patient is a...
Small Study Suggests
Unusual Depression Treatment
Jun 11, 2021 11:48 AM CDT
Small Study Suggests Unusual Depression Treatment
A pool of 24 people got relief after short treatments with laughing gas
- Can laughing gas treat severe depression? Scientists are starting to ask that question, and the answer is looking like a promising maybe. In a small study —only 24 people, 96% of whom were white and 70% were women—nitrous oxide lifted the symptoms of treatment-resistant depression. A larger...
Want Exercise Benefits Without
Exercising? Get In the Hot Tub
May 27, 2021 10:20 AM CDT
Want Exercise Benefits Without Exercising? Get In the Hot Tub
Study finds 'improvements to cardiorespiratory fitness,' other health benefits from a nice hot soak
- People have enjoyed hot baths or saunas for millennia, dating back to the ancient Egyptians, per the
. Bathhouses remain popular in many parts of the world, including South Korea. In Finland, a country of 5.5 million people and 3 million saunas, sauna bathing is known as "the...
Safe Alcohol Consumption?
There's No Such Thing
May 21, 2021 9:12 AM CDT
Safe Alcohol Consumption? There's No Such Thing
Study finds drinking impacts brain's white and gray matter
- "So many people drink 'moderately,' and think this is either harmless or even protective," says Oxford University researcher Anya Topiwala. The opposite is true, according to Topiwala's new study , which finds any amount of alcohol consumption reduces the volume of gray matter in the brain,...
Here Are the Healthiest,
Least Healthy Cities in America
Feb 8, 2021 8:24 AM CST
Here Are the Healthiest, Least Healthy Cities in America
Is there something in the water out West?
- Staying healthy is a priority for many people, and where you live makes a difference. WalletHub has done the work to help you figure out which places might help you reach your wellness goals. The site looked at 180-plus of the most populated cities across the nation, using nearly four...
Al Roker Reveals
Nov 6, 2020 10:09 AM CST
Al Roker Reveals Cancer Diagnosis
He will undergo surgery to remove prostate
- Al Roker has long advocated for men to be checked for prostate cancer. Now, he's thankful he followed his own advice. The
co-host and meteorologist revealed Thursday that he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery to remove his prostate next week. "Good news...
Oct 24, 2020 9:30 AM CDT
Reporters Ask McConnell: What's Wrong With Your Health?
The Senate majority leader has apparent bruising on his face and hands
- Sen. Mitch McConnell pretty much punted this week when asked about apparent bruises and bandages on his hands, the
reports. "Of course not," he said Thursday when asked if the public needed details. The 78-year-old—who also had blue discoloration around his mouth—didn't respond when...
6 of the 10 Healthiest US
Counties Are in One State
Sep 22, 2020 10:40 AM CDT
6 of the 10 Healthiest US Counties Are in One State
Colorado is doing something right
- You can put good health habits into play no matter where you live, but some places just make it easier to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
US News & World Report
examined close to 3,000 counties (or county equivalents) across America, looking at more than 80 metrics across 10 categories:...
The Treasury Took $4M
From 9/11 Program: Report
Sep 12, 2020 12:30 PM CDT
The Treasury Took $4M From 9/11 Program: Report
'I mean, this is absurd'
- A health care program that serves 9/11 first responders is nearly $4 million short because the Trump administration shifted those dollars away to another program, the New York
reports. In fact, the Treasury Dept. has quietly siphoned money from the FDNY World Trade Center Health Program—which covers...
America Is Hit With
Another Big Bankruptcy
Jun 24, 2020 12:05 PM CDT
America Is Hit With Another Big Bankruptcy
GNC files for Chapter 11
- Like your vitamins and whey proteins? Better buy them now, because GNC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The health and wellness company says it will shutter 800 to 1,200 stores and either reorganize or sell itself outright,
reports. "The COVID-19 pandemic created a situation where...
No One's Seen
Kim Jong Un
in a Week
Apr 18, 2020 6:00 AM CDT
No One's Seen Kim Jong Un in a Week
N. Korean leader seemingly didn't appear at tribute to grandfather, triggering buzz about his health
- Kim Jong Un doesn't typically miss showing off whenever his famous relatives are honored during North Korean national holidays. That's why there are now whispers as to why he didn't show (or wasn't shown by state media) in a Wednesday birthday tribute to his grandfather, Kim...
Rallies and Coronavirus:
A Dangerous Combination?
Mar 8, 2020 2:31 PM CDT
Rallies and Coronavirus: A Dangerous Combination?
Bernie Sanders says his campaign is 'talking to public health officials all over this country'
- As the coronavirus hits more states, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday his campaign is gauging when it may become necessary to cancel the large campaign rallies that public health experts say could be breeding grounds to spread the potentially deadly illness, the AP reports. "Obviously what is...
10 Healthiest, Most
Unhealthy Cities in America
Feb 10, 2020 9:30 AM CST
10 Healthiest, Most Unhealthy Cities in America
Head West for good health
- Staying in shape and in a general state of wellness is (and should be) a priority for most—and where you live can have an effect on how you maintain your health. WalletHub looked at more than 170 of the most populated US cities across more than three dozen metrics,...
To Protect Your Brain
Health, Do One Thing
Jan 4, 2020 2:30 PM CST
To Protect Your Brain Health, Do One Thing
Author Jane Brody advises people to protect their hearing
- Want to protect your cognitive powers? One way—and possibly the best—is to avoid prolonged loud noises that can weaken your hearing. So argues Jane Brody at the
New York Times
, saying she hopes to influence the 38 million Americans with untreated hearing loss, herself included. "According to...
This Flu Season Won't Be Fun
Jan 4, 2020 12:00 PM CST
This Flu Season Won't Be Fun
The CDC says 6.5 million are already sick
- Know someone with a nasty flu? It's getting around, and could get a lot worse—even as bad as the 2017-2018 season, CNN reports. "The initial indicators indicate this is not going to be a good season—this is going to be a bad season," says Anthony...
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