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Report: Affordable Care Act Repeal Could Increase Rates, Leave 18 Million Without Coverage After First Year

Last week, both the House and Senate took the first steps toward dismantling the Affordable Care Act. This morning, a review by the nonpartisan …

Just 20 minutes of walking may reduce inflammation in your body

Just 20 minutes of exercise may help fight inflammation in the body, a new study suggests.<p>In the study, 47 people walked on a treadmill at a brisk pace for 20 minutes, and had blood samples taken before and after this exercise session.<p>The researchers found that this amount of exercise reduced …

19 Tumblr Posts That Will Make Spoonies Laugh, Then Cry

But you don't look sick?

Marketplace Enrollment Still Important Despite Plans For Health Law Repeal

Since Republicans have plans to repeal the federal health law, should consumers still sign up for next year’s coverage? And if the health law …

6 teeny tiny meerkat pups are here to melt your cold dead heart

Tiny animals have the power to smash negativity, so prepare to have your day brightened.<p>At Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, a brand new litter of …

Cute

Here’s the Most Effective Way to Say No to Things You Don’t Want to Do

Being helpful is a nice thing and all, but it’s also <i>exhausting</i> — so much so, in fact, that research has shown that offering to help your co-workers …

11 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain

If lower back pain is a constant annoyance in your life, you might be wary of working out in fear of making it worse—and understandably so. However, …

Guarding And Protecting Access To Health Care

Guarding and Protecting Access to Health Care<p>We woke up to a different America after this month's presidential election. A nation divided became a nation at each other's throats. There have been protests from one coast to another with thousands of people sharing their grief and fear. Just as …

32 Products For People Who Are Obsessed With Their Pets

Their love for their pet is greater than their love for you — that's not up for debate.

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal path worries health care industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good …

Zooey Deschanel’s Band Releases Christmas Video Starring Family of Pugs, Obviously

She & Him really knows how to make a music video.<p>Zooey Deschanel—she of the bold bangs and ukulele skills and daughter named Otter—has brought her …

Take to these 3 yoga asanas to rid yourself of back pain

For centuries now, old sages have believed yoga to have mystical powers that could bring about complete mind, body and spiritual arousal. So if …

Back Pain

Airport therapy animals take stress out of travel

Whether you hate to fly or just dread the security lines, airports can be stressful places. There's the race for the gates, the lugging of luggage …

Democrats Plan Fight to Save Obamacare

Progressive groups will launch a coalition aimed at pressuring Republicans bent on repealing the Affordable Care Act.<p>Democrats who have struggled for years to sell the public on the Affordable Care Act are now confronting a far more urgent task: mobilizing a political coalition to save it.<p>Even as …

Health Care

Dogs in Christmas jumpers is this December's most adorable trend

The humble Christmas jumper is having its hay-day. Once only seen on the likes of Mark Darcey and your overly enthusiastic uncle on Christmas Day, now the garish festive knit is no longer a fashion sin, but a must have.<p>In fact, so beloved is this fashion trend that, this year, the royal family …

Inequality Is Killing The American Dream

Decades of rising income inequality and slowing economic growth have eroded a pillar of the American dream: the hope that each generation will do …

Hospitals Issue Dire Warnings About Repealing Obamacare Without A Backup Plan

Lobbying groups are concerned about losing more than half a trillion dollars -- which would threaten access to care.<p>WASHINGTON ― The hospital industry has a warning for President-elect Donald Trump and congressional leaders: Eliminating the Affordable Care Act without first crafting a “replacement” …

One Drop is revolutionizing diabetes care through an app

The tech revolution in healthcare has so far focused on people who are already pretty healthy. FitBits, Apple Watches and the like are useful if …

WATCH: Helen Mirren Surprised by Adorable Puppy Stampede

The Queen of England adores dogs — and so does the woman who portrays her.<p>While journalists are warned to never to surprise the talent, <i>AARP The</i> …

The Latest: Republicans unveil temporary spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times local):<p>7:50 p.m.<p>Republicans controlling Congress are proposing $10 billion in supplemental war …

Female Leaders Who Behave Like Men Are Seen As Bossy

We've got another thing to add to the long list of things keeping competent women from climbing the corporate ladder: The more we mimic men's leadership styles the less likely we are to be perceived as effective by other employees, new research shows.<p>In a new report published by Skyline Group …

Leadership

Paul Ryan’s repeal promise: Nobody will be “worse off” during Obamacare transition

Paul Ryan insists a repeal-and-delay strategy for Obamacare won’t hurt anyone: There’s little reason to think that<p>After some initial uncertainty as to how they would try and dismantle the Affordable Care Act, Republican leaders in Congress seem to be settling on a strategy: Vote to repeal the …

Texas Lowe's hires disabled veteran and his service dog

A Lowe’s in Texas is warming hearts across the nation with its decision to hire its latest two employees: a disabled veteran and his service dog.<p>The Abilene Reporter-News reported that Charlotte, a 10-year-old golden retriever, is trained to help her companion Clay Luthy, a former C-130 loadmaster …

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Healthcare has had a tumultuous few years, with changes coming from virtually every corner: technology, politics, and the economy. All of these changes have been made in an effort to correct existing problems, but they have also made healthcare more complicated for patients. Doctor/patient …

23 comedians and writers to follow who will help you survive the Trump era

We're sorry America, but for many of you, your deepest, darkest nightmare has finally come true: the questionably coherent reality television star of …

In House Majority Leader's Home District, Many Depend On Health Law He Wants To Scrap

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act first and replace it sometime later. That doesn't sit well with Victoria Barton, who lives in McCarthy's rural California district.<p>"It's like they dangled the carrot and now they're taking it away," said Barton, 38, of …

Repealing Obamacare Would Give A Tax Cut To Millionaires, Like Donald Trump

Right now that money helps poor and middle-class people get health care.<p>More than 20 million Americans could lose health insurance from the repeal of Obamacare. But not everybody would suffer. And among those who stand to gain are the richest people in America.<p>That’s because Obamacare didn’t just …

The Fears of a Person With Chronic Illness Who's Dealing With a New Health Problem

Tomorrow I have to have a CAT scan. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t my first time at the rodeo. I have had more MRIs and CAT scans than I can count. …

A Letter to Senator-elect Kamala Harris, From a Woman With an Invisible Illness

Dear Senator-elect Kamala Harris,<p>Congratulations on your recent, groundbreaking election! You were a bright spot in an otherwise caustic election …

Hero Pit Bull Puppy Saves Teen from Attempted Rape

Apollo the 5-month-old pit bull puppy is getting extra hugs today, after saving his owner’s girlfriend from a terrifying attack.<p>According to the <i>New</i> …