What If You Could Take It With You? Health Insurance, That Is – NPR

Enlarge this image Republicans are looking at tax credits to help make health insurance more portable when you change jobs or go. Luciano Lozano/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Luciano Lozano/Ikon Images/Getty Images Many Republican leaders have promoted the thought that consumers should have a “health care backpack,” which would make it possible to […]

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Fitbit Pitfalls: Electronic Tracking Devices May Not Provide Increased Weight Loss Benefits – Endocrinology Advisor

February 28, 2017 This article originally appeared on Medical Bag. Share this content: Calorie tracker apps are often superior to fitness apps when it comes to increasing weight loss. I have noted an increase over the last few years in wearable electronic fitness-tracking devices on my patients. These gadgets measure data such as the number […]

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A Cardiologist Explains Which Health Food Fads Are Actually Good for You – Fortune

Stout was the enemy — until it was rather abruptly usurped by sugar. Now nuts and whole-milk dairy products are making a comeback, while artificial sweeteners and sugar-laced low-stout snacks and drinks are viewed with a sudden suspicion. If you’re experiencing whiplash, you’re not alone. “There is widespread chaos in the world of nutrition,” says […]

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This 50 Push-Up Challenge Will Transform Your Body in 30 Days

It’s been nearly 20 years since Demi Moore starred in G.I. Jane, but that crazy-inspiring scene in which Moore (as Jordan O’Neill) pumps out push-up after push-up has stuck with me. I’ve always wanted to be able to do that. Why? The classic push-up comes close to a perfect exercise, challenging multiple muscle groups in […]

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WASHINGTON — President Trump, meeting with the nation’s governors, conceded Monday that he had not been aware of the complexities of health care policy-making: “I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” The president also suggested that the struggle to replace the Affordable Care […]

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‘I Swallowed a Balloon For Weight Loss and Lost 40 Lbs.’

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Dana Goossens, 29, lives in Illinois and participated in a recent clinical trial for a weight loss device called the Obalon Balloon System. Here’s her tale: Like many Americans, I’ve tried all sorts of ways to lose weight. That’s been disheartening, especially since I’ve always been an active person. […]

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