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You and Your Health

April 2013 Archives

Health Tip: After a Stressful Event

Health Tip: After a Stressful Event

Avoid alcohol and drugs - A stressful event can leave you feeling worn out, anxious and, perhaps, unable to cope. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue reading »

Gates and Slim Join Forces to Rid the World of Polio in Six Years

Gates and Slim Join Forces to Rid the World of Polio in Six Years

Billionaires Bill Gates and Carlos Slim said in an exclusive interview with Efe that they planned to join forces to eradicate polio in six years. Gates, the founder of U.S. tech giant Microsoft, said it was not often that you received a letter proposing to wipe out one continue reading »

Many Parents Text, Phone With Kids in Car: Survey

Many Parents Text, Phone With Kids in Car: Survey

Work-related calls a priority for nearly one-third polled. Nearly two-thirds of adults use a cell phone when they're driving with children in the car, continue reading »

How Panda Express, Taco Bell, And McDonalds Rebrand Food As ‘Healthy’ Without Changing Much

How Panda Express, Taco Bell, And McDonalds Rebrand Food As ‘Healthy’ Without Changing Much

As a growing number of Americans cite obesity as the most urgent health problem facing the country, the food industry is looking for a way to profit. Despite playing a critical role in enabling America’s obesity epidemic, fast food chains have recently announced attempts to make their product seem healthier continue reading »

Unemployment Can Take Its Toll on Your Health

Unemployment Can Take Its Toll on Your Health

Resulting stress, anxiety, bad habits may lead to cardiovascular trouble. As anyone who's lost a job can attest, stress and worry often quickly follow. continue reading »

Why Walgreens’ Decision To Provide Primary Care Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of  U.S. Health Care

Why Walgreens’ Decision To Provide Primary Care Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of U.S. Health Care

On Thursday morning, Walgreens became the first-ever chain retailer to announce that it would become a direct provider of primary care services, moving beyond the pharmacy’s current practice of administering vaccinations to diagnosing and treating Americans with asthma, diabetes, and high cholesterol continue reading »

More US Couples Living Together, Insead of Marrying

More US Couples Living Together, Insead of Marrying

And more women getting pregnant while cohabiting. Many more American women are living with their partners rather than tying the knot, a new government survey finds. continue reading »