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10 genuinely surprising ways to save money on your weight-loss journey

With some careful planning and research, you can actually spend a lot less as you make your way on the path to weight loss and fitness. Here's how. Read more



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10 genuinely surprising ways to save money on your weight-loss journey

With some careful planning and research, you can actually spend a lot less as you make your way on the path to weight loss and fitness. Here's how. Read more

The WHO Says Congo's Ebola Outbreak Is Still Not A Global Emergency

Does hitting the snooze button really help you feel better?

To sleep or to snooze? You probably know the answer, but you don’t prefer it. Read more

Rapid City looking at ways to boost housing options

Matthew Guerry Journal staff

The Rapid City Council will consider Monday whether to approve what officials believe is the larges… Read more

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KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Who Will Pay To Fix Problem Of Surprise Medical Bills?

Lawmakers and patients want to eliminate “surprise” out-of-network medical bills. Hospitals, doctors and insurers say they want to eliminate them, too, but their opposition to one another’s proposals could complicate legislative efforts. Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this, plus the latest in news about reproductive health and health care sharing ministries. Read more

You could be swallowing a credit card's weight in plastic every week

Globally, we are ingesting an average of 5 grams of plastic every week, the equivalent of a credit card, a study suggests. Read more

Why is drinking water important?

Do you drink enough water each day? If not, your overall health may be taking a toll.  Read more

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Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

Before embarking on a new weight loss plan, here's a look at some of what was learned last year. Read more

The 10 best cities for public transportation

American families may want to consider whether public transportation would be a safer, more convenient, more eco-friendly and cost-effectiv… Read more

The 10 safest cities in the United States

Based on the analysis, five of the top 10 safest cities in the U.S. are located in one state. Read more

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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Weighing the benefits, risks of imaging tests that use radiation

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At what level does radiation exposure from X-rays and other medical imaging increase the risk of getting cancer in the future? ANSWER: While there are wide-ranging benefits to modern X-ray imaging technology, you are correct that there also are risks. The answer to your question isn't clear-cut, so it's important to weigh the potential risk... Read more

Less sleep, poor food choices

Courtesy of Journal of Neuroscience. Sleep deprivation may lead to food cravings, especially less healthy food, compared with normal sleep, research suggests. A study of 32 healthy, young, nonsmoking men of normal weight had a night of normal sleep at home and a sleepless night in a laboratory, after the same dinner both nights. Read more

The causes and complications of snoring

Courtesy of Penn State Health. Nearly half of adults habitually snore when they sleep. "It could be suggestive of something more going on," said Neerav Goyal, M.D., M.P.H., director of head and neck surgery at Penn State Health. Read more