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How to know when holiday drinking is hurting your brain

Holiday drinking brings good cheer, but it can also be a sign of problem drinking. Read more

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Birthday: Ashleigh Banfield


News anchor Ashleigh Banfield is 51.  Read more


Chronic fatigue syndrome may be due to an overactive immune system, study finds

Chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition that causes extreme tiredness, could be triggered by an overactive immune system, a study has found. Read more

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ What Just Happened To The ACA And What Happens Now? A Special Bonus Edition

A federal district judge in Texas ruled Friday that Congress’ 2017 elimination of the tax penalty for failing to have insurance rendered the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. What happens now? KHN’s Julie Rovner, along with panelists Joanne Kenen of Politico, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post, discuss the bombshell decision and its potential fallout. Read more

Watch And Listen: Court Decision Rocks ACA

A federal judge's decision jeopardizes the federal health law. KHN's Julie Rovner helps explain the repercussions in appearances on radio and television. Read more


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These are the 25 least active places in the US

Most Americans don't get the recommended amount of physical activity, but these 25 places are the worst off. Read more

5 effective (and free) online workouts you can do at home

Whether you're not into expensive trendy fitness classes or just don't feel like leaving your house to get a good workout, here's a look at… Read more

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

Do deadlier jobs pay more?  Read more

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Hyperthermia: Why heat can make cancer treatments more potent

Heat can be an incredibly simple, yet powerful, way to boost the effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer. More than 5,000 years ago, doctors in ancient Egypt used heat to treat cancer. Today, cancer experts have refined the delivery of heat-- a technique called hyperthermia-- to improve... Read more

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Best way to boost fiber intake is by eating wide variety of high-fiber foods

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I experience constipation almost weekly, and eating bran flakes every day isn't helping. Are fiber supplements safe to use regularly and long term? Is there anything else I can do? Read more

American hospitals make it too hard for patients to access medical records

Courtesy of Yale University School of Medicine. Many top hospitals in the United States are making it unduly confusing or expensive for patients to gain access to their own medical records, say researchers at Yale. Since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, federal law... Read more