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Health care is most expensive in these 20 US cities

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  The U.S. spent an all-time high of $4.1 trillion on health care in 2020, representing almost 20% of the gross domestic product. Unlike other countries, the …

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Feeling exhausted? Here’s what could be missing

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Feeling tired may have nothing to do with not getting enough sleep. There are seven different kinds of rest that you need. Each one requires unique …

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Does your health insurance cover abortion?

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  The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to abortion. Twenty-six states are likely to ban abortion care as a result. In …

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Does your state have the worst healthcare in America?

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Where you live may determine what kind of health care you can get — and how much you have to spend to get it. The cost of …

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9 things Americans say they can’t afford because of inflation

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With inflation at the highest level since 1981 and wages not keeping pace, many Americans are struggling to make ends meet. And while a fresh poll from Morning Consult and …

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Report: Monkeypox is spreading, but mortality rates remain low

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  What started as a handful of isolated monkeypox cases in the United Kingdom has officially been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World …

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8 ways to lower your prescription drug costs

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If you’re charging prescriptions to a credit card or digging for change in your car and couch every month to scrounge up enough money to pay …

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How retirees can save money with an HSA

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  If you’re eligible for a health savings account (HSA), it’s a terrific way to save money now and accumulate wealth for the future—if you understand …

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Sleep divorce: Should you sleep in separate beds?

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  So… have you heard about sleep divorce? It’s been a phrase on the tip of every sleep blogger’s tongue and is essentially defined as the …

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Hair loss & sleep quality: Is there a connection?

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  A lack of sleep can impact everything from your mental clarity to your energy level—but did you know it can also have an impact on …

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15 healthy recipes for all those summer tomatoes

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Have a ton of tomatoes growing in the garden? They don’t have to be destined for canning. You can enjoy them all season long! 2 / …

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Are inflation woes hurting your health?

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  Too much stress can kill you.   New and old research agree that too much stress can hurt a person’s health. So far this year, …

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How to finally stop farting in your sleep

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  Everyone farts. Although it’s usually harmless, farting can be embarrassing in certain circumstances. And most of us don’t want to be known as the proverbial …

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Are you getting the most out of your fitness tracker?

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  Technology has quickly worked its way into the fitness equipment market. From smart home gym machines to fitness trackers, there are more stats, metrics, and …

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Proven exercises for a full-body workout

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Traditional workout splits can be effective, but they’re also time-consuming. And frankly, many of us don’t have time to spend an hour or more in the …

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Are you using the best pillow for the way you sleep?

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  If you ever struggle to get comfortable in bed or wake up with neck or shoulder pain, the culprit could be right under your nose …

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7-Up used to contain this common antidepressant

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During the 20th century, most soft drinks in America were boosted with something other than sugar. We all know Coca-Cola started with a dash of cocaine …

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How to make your ‘bad’ emotions work to your benefit

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  As a psychologist, I receive lots of questions about emotions and how to deal with them. Today, I thought I’d take the opportunity to educate …

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Seniors, it’s hot out there. Here’s how to stay safe

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With parts of the country blanketed by a dangerous heat wave, older people in particular can have a tough time dealing with heat and humidity. The …

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These glasses are made to help people with motion sickness

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  Nothing ruins a road trip like a bout of motion sickness.   If you suffer from motion sickness, like me, you’ve probably had to adjust …

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Self-care Sunday: 5 easy ways to refresh & recharge

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Now, before you click out of this blog thinking you do not have time to take care of yourself try this: think of how you might …

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Do massage guns really work? Your questions, answered

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  The Short Answer? It Depends. Massage guns are the hottest recovery tool since foam rollers, but the question is: Do they work? There’s lots of …

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What Covid & inflation mean for summer travel

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  After more than two years of limited travel due to COVID-19, many are eager to enjoy a summer vacation. According to MoneyGeek’s recent survey, 46% …

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5 tips to jumpstart your workout routine

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  When the holidays come to a close, but our pants don’t, many of us turn our attention to exercise by way of New Year’s resolutions. …

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This deadly disease is on the rise again. Here’s what you should know

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  More than $9 billion was pumped into the research and development of Covid-19 vaccines in 2020, the biggest injection of cash ever raised for a disease’s R&D …

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At 83, this woman is the oldest ‘Tough Mudder’ racer in the world

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  Whatever you may think on first hearing the name “Muddy Mildred,” you will probably be wrong.   Wait … Yeah, definitely wrong.   Because Muddy …

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How ‘long Covid’ is hitting Americans in the wallet

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  The U.S. may no longer be in a full-blown pandemic, but many Americans haven’t made a complete financial recovery from the virus.   Recently released …

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Where exactly has monkeypox spread to already?

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  The monkeypox virus has sprung up in countries around the world, including in places where the virus does not usually exist. While there are several disease …

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Seniors, here’s why you really should exercise

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  Tihs article is intended for educational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. For such advice, consult your physician or …

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Can this diet actually protect your aging brain from Alzheimer’s?

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  Cheryl writes: “I’ve been reading a lot about the MIND diet lately. A 50% reduction in Alzheimer’s cases seems pretty significant. Even if it’s not …