Former President Bill Clinton told Gwen Ifill that Democrats should acknowledge the problems with the health care law while highlighting its strengths. “Nobody could have done this perfectly,” Clinton said, and suggested that Democrats start on a “long-term repair process”…
By Ellen Rolfes
Diet and exercise fads you see on TV or online usually sell themselves by featuring trim, athletic men and women in their 20s. But as the average age in the U.S. shifts older, there is a growing need for workouts…
By Dave Sloan
Red wine -- long celebrated by wine connoisseurs for its numerous health benefits, including improvements to longevity, heart health and blood circulation -- might not have as many benefits as previously touted.
By Richard Knox, NPR
A growing number of people who got infected in the 1960s through the 1990s have now "used up" the infection's latency period, notes Dr. Camilla Graham of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, "which is why we're now seeing this…
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth.
By Erica Werner, Associated Press
Health insurance companies are telling Congress that more than 80 percent of people who've signed up under the new health care law have gone on to pay their premiums. That's in line with what individual insurers have said on earnings…
By Larisa Epatko
One of the bright spots in Save the Children’s 15th annual ranking of the best and worst countries to be a mother, released Monday, is the progress Afghanistan has made improving maternal health.
By Larisa Epatko
Finland is the best country to be a mother, according to Save the Children’s 15th annual ranking released Monday, while Somalia comes in last. The United States hovers at 31 -- about the same as last year -- but is…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Some schools say new health lunch guidelines have been expensive and difficult to put in place, and school officials are asking Congress and the Agriculture Department to roll back some of the requirements. Their main concerns: finding enough whole grain-rich…
By Sam Lane
U.S. health officials have identified the first American infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS.
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