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Disturbing Spike in Teen Vaping

There has been a big spike in teen vaping.  Read more

Disturbing Spike in Teen Vaping

There has been a big spike in teen vaping.  Read more

Study Links Opioid Overdoses To Pharma Companies' Marketing

The average American takes 5,117 steps per day. How 10,000 steps helped me reach my weight-loss goal

One year ago, I stepped onto a scale only to discover that my weight had creeped up to an all-time high. It was clear that 2018 would have to be my year to get with the program — a fitness program — that I could stick with for the rest of my life. Read more

Railroad spike ceremony set Jan. 25

ELKO – Union Pacific Railroad will be concluding its 150th celebration of completing the Transconti… Read more

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Drug Prices Are Rising Again. Is Someone Going To Do Something About It?

As drugmakers hike prices, interest to rein them in grows on Capitol Hill. Next week marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, and both the House, whose leaders back abortion rights, and the Senate, controlled by abortion foes, are holding statement votes. And the government shutdown is still affecting health programs. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Alice Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues. Read more

GoFundMe CEO: ‘Gigantic Gaps’ In Health System Showing Up In Crowdfunding

Fundraising for medical expenses leads this crowdfunding website and, according to its chief executive, highlights a deep national need to address the high costs of health care. Read more

Understanding and improving core strength

When most people think about core strength, they think about an abdominal six-pack. While it looks good, this toned outer layer of abdominal musculature is not the same as a strong core. What is the "core" and why is core strength so important? Read more

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6 ways to stay healthy this winter

Take a look at these six ways to stay healthy this winter and you might manage to avoid seasonal viruses. If you do come down with somethin… Read more

America's most-searched-for phobias of 2018

From a fear heights and spiders to a fear of being alone, here are the top phobias in each state. Read more

The five most addictive substances in the world

Chances are, you've tried at least two of these addictive substances. Here's how they affect your brain. Read more

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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Hearing evaluation recommended when external sounds don't go away

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes tinnitus, and is there anything that can be done to get rid of it? ANSWER: Tinnitus-- the sensation of hearing a sound when no external sound is present-- often is described as a ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking, humming, pulsing, or hissing sound, or any combination of these sounds. Read more

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts: My antidepressant helps but leaves me flat and unemotional

Q: I take Prozac for depression. It has definitely helped, but it makes me feel flat, less emotionally responsive. A: Similar to you, the majority of people take one of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as fluoxetine to treat depression. Read more

Power powders

Among muscle men, protein powders have been held in high regard for several decades. But now, protein powders are being marketed to more than bodybuilders and frat boys turning it into a multi-billion dollar industry. The products are popular for a wide variety of reasons: Many users like that they are a... Read more