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‘I Am Going to Die Without This’: Regulators Target a Health-Care Lifesaver

Irene Adkins doesn’t know how she’s going to afford the drugs that keep her alive in 2018. The 59-year-old former building supervisor from Falls …

A Prescription To Reduce Waste In Health Care Spending

Earlier this year, the Gallup organization set out to identify the top concerns everyday Americans have about money. Researchers asked more than a thousand people across the country, "What is the most important financial problem facing your family today?" Their top answer: the cost of health …

Health Care

The sky-high pay of health care CEOs

The CEOs of 70 of the largest U.S. health care companies cumulatively have earned $9.8 billion in the seven years since the Affordable Care Act was …

UnitedHealth doctored medicare records, overbilled U.S. by $1 billion, feds claim

<b>In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, photo, part of the UnitedHealth Group, Inc. campus is shown, in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group Inc. releases quarterly results before market opens Thursday April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (AP)</b><p>DOJ alleged that the insurer made patients appear sicker than …

How Mindfulness Helps You Find Your Way Through Difficulty

It was about a dozen years ago and I was going through a rough bout of depression. I convinced myself there must be some ready cure I could find, and …

Having surgery? Prep your immune system ahead of time

INDIANAPOLIS — Few people would dream of attempting a marathon without at least some training, yet most people head into surgery without preparing themselves for the experience.<p>An Indiana University Health doctor hopes to change that with a red bag.<p>The bag itself isn't what makes the difference but …

5 Buddhist Philosophies That Are Hard To Practice But Will Pay Off Forever

Buddhism is such a powerful philosophy that differs to much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>Today, as I was browsing the ideas on Ideapod, I came …

Meditation

I tested my dog's DNA and learned she's not even close to the breed I thought

Now you can get a peek inside the genetic makeup of your dog. The method gives a rough estimate (it's not a perfect science), but it offers some intriguing insight for people who may have no idea what breed their best friend comes from.<p>The purpose of a dog DNA test is "to identify the breed or …

Here's What The Nuts You Snack On Actually Do For Your Body

Each nut has its strength.<p>We’ve all heard that nuts make a healthy snack in moderation, despite their high fat content. Even Barack Obama has admitted to eating a handful of (seven) almonds every day. A study from 2015 found that eating a small handful of nuts a day could help you live longer, and …

Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

It's hard not to get excited about news of a potentially effective treatment for sepsis, a condition that leads to multiple organ failure and kills more people in the hospital than any other disease.<p>But there have been so many false promises about this condition over the years, it's also wise to …

Medicine

The 10 Best USB Wall Chargers

Power up!<p>Just about every piece of mobile tech these days requires a USB wall charger, so having an extra one around is always a great idea. We take a look at the best third-party offerings available right now.

5 Facts About Medicare Every Retiree Should Know

The basics you need to know about Medicare.<p>Medicare doesn't have to be complicated.<p>Sure, there are many aspects to the federal healthcare program. …

The 10 Best Robot Vacuums

A high-tech solution to a household chore that nobody likes.<p>Robot vacuums have become more capable than ever, with today's high-end models offering an appealing blend of cleaning power and smart home functionality. Below are the best options for every budget.

Tom Price is lying about the GOP health plan

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made a bold promise during a Sunday morning interview with <i>Meet the Press</i>. “Nobody will be worse off financially” under the Republicans’ new health care plan, he boasted.<p>Let’s be clear: This is a lie. Price is making an impossible promise. Low-income …

Health Care

How to remember almost anything

Medical students Cathy Chen and Alex Mullen explain what a Memory Palace is, and how it can help improve your short term memory.

Medical School

BritBox brings U.K. TV shows to the U.S. with a $7 monthly subscription

If you have a penchant for British TV shows but happen to live in the U.S., you’ll be delighted to know of a new subscription service that is now available from two of the U.K.’s biggest broadcasters.<p>BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the U.K.’s public service broadcasting body, has partnered …

TV

The GOP’s Cruel, Costly, Corporate Obamacare Replacement

Among the many unintended ironies of the GOP’s insane ‘cure’ in search of a disease: It actually punishes large families.<p>It took Congressional …

1Voice Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds 2.0, Save 53%

If you are looking for some wireless earbuds then we have a great deal on the 1Voice Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds 2.0 in our deals store, they are …

The 20-Minute HIIT Medicine Ball Workout That Doubles Your Burn

This cardio ball routine has got more game and bigger burn than typical HIIT circuits<p>1. Part A - Squat Jump to Press<p>A<p><b>A.</b><p>Stand with feet hip-width …

Workouts

Locals Are Freaking Out Over The Weird-as-Hell Carcasses Washing Up in The Philippines

What's dredging them up?<p>Strange things are happening on the shores of the Philippines right now, with two massive carcasses washing up in separate …

Fish

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Losing Your Obamacare Plan*

*Assuming you live in a blue state and don’t have a uterus<p>Trump’s disdain for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and congressional Republicans’ salivation …

Colorado hospitals could close if Obamacare is repealed and not replaced, execs say

Hospitals across the state could be forced to cut back services or even close if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without an adequate replacement, …

Health Care

The 6 Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before Buying a TV

So you're shopping for a new television. You enter a big box store and find yourself standing in front of a synchronized wall of flashing monitors, a …

What your emojis say about you

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you like it or not, cartoon faces, stomping flamenco dancers and applauding hands have now entered your social life, albeit digitally.<p>While they once may have been novel or cute, the sea of emojis now available to you across digital platforms are the perfect punctuation to express …

Language

If you care about cost control, don’t mess with Medicare

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is proposing a big change to Medicare as part of the broad-ranging Better Way plan. Under the current Medicare …

Health Care

Stretch Any Body Part With This Chart

If you have trouble figuring out the best way to stretch a particular muscle, try this chart that has a huge range of stretches for each body part. …

A Texas federal judge OKs nationwide discrimination in healthcare against transgender people

In a ruling upholding the latest tangential attack on the Affordable Care Act by religious activists, a federal district judge in Texas blocked regulations prohibiting insurers, doctors, or hospitals from discriminating against transgender patients or women with an abortion in their medical history.<p>…

Health Care

The mesentery: A 'new' organ you didn't know you had

<b>(CNN) —</b> In case you've ever wondered what connects your intestine to your abdomen, there's a word -- and now, a single organ -- for that: the mesentery. But don't worry; you haven't grown a new organ. It's always been there, performing important functions that affect systems throughout the body, …

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Self-improvement

It's Official: A Brand-New Human Organ Has Been Classified

Your body now has an extra organ.<p>Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that's been hiding in plain sight in our …