What Does Obamacare Uncertainty Mean For You?

March 8, 2017 — House Republicans have unveiled their replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act. The bill, called the American Health Care Act, keeps a number of the current law’s provisions in place but dramatically changes others. Markup of the bill by two...

How Does Daylight Saving Time Affect Your Health?

On March 12, most of us (unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii) will set our clocks ahead one hour. Losing an hour of sleep to gain an extra hour of sunlight may seem like a small change, but springing forward interrupts your circadian rhythm — or your sleep-wake...

Older Drug May Help Type 1 Diabetics’ Heart Health

Metformin appears to have cardiovascular benefits, researchers report An inexpensive medication normally given to people with type 2 diabetes may help preserve heart health in people with the less common form of diabetes — type 1, a small new study finds....

FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soaps

Says the products are no better than traditional soap, and may pose risk of bacterial resistance The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is banning most antibacterial soaps and body washes currently on store shelves, arguing that the products create potential health...

Why are bananas rated "low" on the Glycemic Index?

Bananas are a fascinating fruit in terms of their carbohydrate and sugar content. Even though bananas are a fruit that tastes quite sweet when ripe—containing 14-15 grams of total sugar—bananas receive a rating of low in their glycemic index (GI) value. GI measures...

Flu Vaccines and Kids

A CDC expert explains why your child needs the flu vaccine, how many doses to get, and when. Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD Every fall, millions of U.S. children get flu vaccinations at their pediatricians’ offices. The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine...

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