Medicaid Drives Historic Coverage Gains In Colorado

Tweet continued… Sue Birch, executive director of Colorado’s Medicaid programs, downplayed the governor’s much lower projections for Medicaid expansion. “The most important thing is that people got covered,” Birch said. She said she and the governor stand by the promise that over 10 years, Medicaid programs will save enough money to cover the cost of additional patients. “Health care...
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Could All Work and No Play Kill You?

Tweet Could All Work and No Play Hurt Your Health? Sept. 1, 2015 — Type A. Workaholic. Burning the candle at both ends. Married to the job. If any of those describe your approach to your career, and you’re letting those vacation days pile up, you may be setting yourself up for some serious health problems. A recent study from University College in London, for instance, linked working long...
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More College Kids Smoke Pot Now Than Cigarettes, Survey Finds

Tweet Pot Overtakes Cigarettes Among College Students By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — On college campuses nationwide, daily cigarette smoking appears to be in steep decline while the rate of smoking pot each day climbs, well, higher. In fact, a new study shows that, for the first time, more U.S. college students (6 percent) now smoke...
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Watch Irish Director Get Censored on Russian TV

Tweet An interview on Russian television, Irish director Johnny O’Reilly was cut short after he expressed solidarity with Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, imprisoned for 20 years last week on terrorism charges. O’Reilly was appearing on morning news program Life News to promote his new film, Moscow Never Sleeps, when he noted that Senstov was arrested and imprisoned “for political...
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Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors’ Independence

Tweet 2 Heart Health Measures and Seniors’ Independence By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Seniors with a higher resting heart rate and lower heart rate variability are less able to care for themselves, a new study finds. Researchers examined data on more than 5,800 people, aged 70 to 82, who had risk factors for heart disease. The...
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Women Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse: Study

Tweet Moms Who Breastfeed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse? By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast-feeding exclusively for at least two months may help new mothers with multiple sclerosis (MS) lower their risk of relapse, new research suggests. Exclusive breast-feeding, without supplementing, seems to be key, the researchers said. “We...
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Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study

Tweet Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When you’re run down from lack of sleep, you really are more apt to catch a cold, a new study finds. Investigators exposed 164 adults to a cold virus, and found better-rested folks more likely to resist infection. Those who slept fewer than...
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Liver Damage From Hepatitis C More Widespread Than Thought

Tweet Hep C Liver Damage More Widespread Than Thought By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Severe liver damage may be four times more common among Americans with the liver infection hepatitis C than previously believed, a new study suggests. Analyzing nearly 9,800 patients with hepatitis C, researchers learned that using a biopsy alone...
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Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids’ Health

Tweet Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids’ Health By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even brief spurts of exercise may benefit children, researchers report. Their study of 28 healthy, normal-weight children found that doing three minutes of moderate-intensity walking every half hour over three hours of sitting led to lower...
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FDA Warns 3 Cigarette Companies Over Claims

Tweet FDA Warns 3 Cigarette Companies Over Claims Aug. 27, 2015 — Three tobacco companies have been sent warning letters for making “additive-free” and/or “natural” claims on cigarette labels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The warning letters were issued to ITG Brands LLC for Winston cigarettes labeled additive-free, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company...
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