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Pilot program offering some Arkansas employees time off for making lifestyle changes that improve their health will be extended to all state employees.
With continuing pressure to control health care costs, more companies plan to offer financial incentives to reward workers who adopt healthy lifestyles.
Scientists have identified an innovative and precise approach to protect crops against insects, which models a novel application of a Nobel Prize winning discovery.
A new study suggests that a single word can go a long way toward ensuring that patients discuss their medical concerns during a doctor visit.
Women who followed a combination of five or more lifestyle factors, including changing specific aspects of their diets, experienced more than 80 percent less relative risk of infertility.
Toxic substances, such as asbestos, lead, and PCBs, can become airborne particulates when structures containing the substances burn.
If you smoke, drink more than two units of alcohol a day, are underweight, don't exercise or eat well, you could be setting yourself up for osteoporosis later in life.
A growing number of people with chronic or serious illnesses are going online to research their health problems.
'Doctors Notes On Demand' gives healthcare consumers and their advocates the tools they need to seamlessly request and receive doctors' notes in a secure, password protected healthcare portal.
"We are sufficiently wealthy and advanced as a society that we should consider financial access to needed medical care a birthright" in a "context that joins rights with responsibilities to separate it from the popular notion of an entitlement, which is often little more than a handout," Paul O'Neill, a former secretary of the Department of Treasury, writes in a New York Times opinion piece. According to O'Neill, all U.S.
A lidocaine lollipop reduced the need for sedation in the majority of study participants undergoing upper endoscopy.
Nearly one in every three Americans believes nothing can be done to prevent accidental injuries, posing a major obstacle to national efforts to reverse escalating injury trends in the United States.
No Pay Getaway, an innovative Healthy Lifestyles initiative that will promote active steps toward better health.
Microsoft launched a secure Web site that allows users to store and to share their personal health records at no cost.
Persons living with chronic medical conditions or allergies who did not wear a medical ID had an average hospital bill that was seven times more than the average bill for those who were wearing medical identification.
Illinois public health director stressed the importance of regularly scheduled checkups, as part of an annual awareness campaign.
Dance to Wellness, a new Kirkland-based company, is taking a unique approach to helping stressed-out Washingtonians embrace a healthy lifestyle.
People who are socially isolated - that is, lonely - suffering from higher mortality than people who are not.