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This year's flu vaccine is 47 percent effective. Here's how that compares to other seasons

Health officials are generally pleased if a flu vaccine works in 40 to 60 percent of people. Here's a look at how this year compares to previous flu seasons. Read more



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Meet The Young Woman Who Had Two Heart Attacks In Ten Days

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to. Read more

'We're kind of in a state of crisis': Q and A with new Chippewa County human services director

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Chippewa County’s interim human services director will take over the permanent role at the end of t… Read more

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Utah’s Novel Plan For Medicaid Expansion Opens Door To Spending Caps Sought By GOP

Utah’s proposal to limit federal and state funding on Medicaid is a radical change. Anti-poverty advocates are concerned that caps could limit how many people are enrolled and restrict services. They also worry other states would adopt a similar plan. Read more

Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America

With health care costs rising and U.S. life expectancy declining for the third year in a row, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America as well as accompanying videos. Read more

Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease?

Surprisingly, one of the most controversial areas in preventive medicine is whether or not people without known cardiovascular disease should take a daily aspirin for primary prevention. That is, should you take aspirin to reduce the risk of heart attack, unstable angina, stroke, transient ischemic... Read more

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Here's how to prevent frostbite

Arctic temperatures with extreme dry air can quickly affect skin exposed to the cold. Here's what happens to your skin and some tips to pro… Read more

How to keep your kids safe while they play in the snow

The hulking piles of snow that build up after winter storms are magnets for children, who love to climb them, dig in them and slide down th… Read more

More danger, more pay? America’s 15 deadliest jobs

Do deadlier jobs pay more?  Read more

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Shorter time in bed may protect against chronic insomnia

Twenty to 50 percent of Americans suffer from acute insomnia each year, defined as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, three or more nights per week, for between two weeks and three months. Roughly 10 percent of Americans experience chronic insomnia lasting longer than three months. Read more

Dairy fat: Newfound friend or (still) a foe?

For decades we've believed it's a no-brainer when it comes to choosing lower fat dairy options like skim milk over their full-fat counterparts. And even the most recent dietary guidelines for Americans still emphasizes people choose fat-free or low-fat dairy as part of a healthy eating pattern. Read more

Discover the secrets of super agers

If you're reading this while pedaling a stationary bike, sipping a blueberry smoothie and chatting with your gym buddies, congratulations: You just might become a "super ager." Super agers are seniors who have cognitive abilities comparable to people decades younger. And a growing body of research... Read more