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Published November 28th, 2013 - 5:10AM
Like half the states, South Carolina chose not to expand Medicaid under the federal health law next year, citing the program's high costs and inefficiency.
Published November 27th, 2013 - 1:44PM
You really want to know what it'll take to work off Thanksgiving dinner? Let's just say you'd better cancel your plans to watch football after dinner, or to go shopping on Friday: It could take you into the weekend to work it all off.
Published November 27th, 2013 - 12:39PM
Beset by problems with the rollout of the presidents' health care law, the Obama administration has canceled plans to allow small businesses in many states to use a website to select health insurance plans for their employees for next year.
Published November 27th, 2013 - 5:14AM
With all the attention surrounding important new guidelines that will greatly expand the number of Americans who could benefit from taking anti-cholesterol medication, it's important to note that far too many women aren't learning early enough about their risks for heart disease in the first place.
Published November 26th, 2013 - 5:14AM
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Monday, Nov. 25:
Published November 26th, 2013 - 5:14AM
Eric Lay, the head trainer at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, loves to see student athletes succeed, but he and fellow trainers aren't always impressed with fastballs or hat-tricks.
Published November 26th, 2013 - 5:14AM
The contestants on "The Biggest Loser" are just that - players in a reality show game who are subjected to harsh workouts, screeching coaches and weigh-ins on national television. The role is not for everyone, not even for everyone desperate to lose weight.
Published November 25th, 2013 - 5:18AM
Thanksgiving: Gluten can show up in the least expected dishes. Dinner guests who are allergic, as well as their hosts, need to keep watch, but there are alternatives.
Published November 25th, 2013 - 5:13AM
As even casual observers know at this point, the Affordable Care Act is complicated by a combination of partisan politics, hobbled government websites, misinformation and the byzantine practices of the insurance industry. So it is with President Barack Obama's seemingly straightforward request that consumers should be allowed to renew health insurance policies that their insurance companies canceled as the ACA required.
Published November 24th, 2013 - 5:11AM
When she answered her front door recently, East Oakland resident Cynthia Williams, who's been unemployed and without medical insurance for nine years, was greeted by a bubbly 25-year-old woman wondering if she'd heard about the new health care law.
Published November 23rd, 2013 - 1:14PM
President Barack Obama's healthcare law, struggling to survive its botched rollout, now depends more than ever on insurance companies, doctor groups and hospitals - major forces in the industry that are committed to the law's success despite persistent tensions with the White House.
Published November 23rd, 2013 - 12:44PM
Amid slipping support nationally for President Barack Obama's healthcare law and a backlash over canceled policies, California remains a bright spot with nearly 80,000 people signing up for health insurance in the state-run exchange.
Published November 22nd, 2013 - 3:49PM
The Obama administration moved to accommodate consumers who are frustrated by the troubled HealthCare.gov website, giving Americans an extra eight days in December to sign up for health coverage for 2014 under the president's health law.
Published November 22nd, 2013 - 5:13AM
My neighbor says he found some great holiday recipes in an old Sunset magazine circa 1984. Love that. And here are some other unique ideas from recent books on my radar:
Published November 22nd, 2013 - 5:13AM
The black Labrador retriever knew something was wrong. He refused to leave the side of Sandro Navarro, repeatedly nuzzling the troubled man, trying to comfort him.
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