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Nationwide 9.5 million persons signed up for health insurance

Nationwide, 9.5 million consumers selected or were automatically reenrolled in quality, affordable health insurance coverage from the Health Insurance Marketplace through the second month of 2015 open enrollment, according to a report released Tuesday by the United States Department of ...

Young sickle cell patients gain alternative treatment to blood transfusions

For young sickle cell anemia (SCA) patients at the highest risk of stroke, a daily dose of the medication hydroxyurea provides management of the disease that is just as effective as monthly blood transfusions, without the issues of iron overload ...

Give up gluten, but not all grains

Whether for medical reasons or by choice, consumer interest in gluten-free foods is on the rise. The U.S. market for gluten-free foods is expected to exceed $6.6 billion by 2017, signaling the practice of cutting consumption of wheat, barley and ...

California measles outbreak grows to 68 cases

The measles outbreak in California is growing. The number of cases has increased to 68, with 48 of those cases linked to an outbreak at Disneyland, state health officials reported Friday.

Three Ways to Cook Brussels Sprouts

Reluctant to embrace Brussels sprouts? "I grew up eating them overcooked and thought they were horrible," admits Judy Simon, RD, CD. She's a clinical dietitian at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. But when she moved to Washington, ...

‘Moo-ve over alternatives: milk packs a nutrient punch

Soy, rice, and almond milk. Are these non-dairy milks giving you the nutrients you need? The truth is, not all milk alternatives have the same nutrients as real milk, so it's important to know what you are getting in each ...

Alcohol poisoning kills 6 people a day

By the end of today, an average of six people will have died from alcohol poisoning, and it's a "surprising group" that's dying more than any other, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Save time on holiday meal prep

With so many holiday dishes requiring time-consuming special preparation, you may find yourself looking for ways to shave a little time. The key is to buy back precious minutes without sacrificing the taste and quality your loved ones expect when ...

Covered California unveils latest efforts to boost Black enrollment

Thousands of Angelinos each week continue to enroll in California Covered, the Golden State’s version of the Affordable Care Act, but African Americans locally remain just on the fringe of regular health care services, even as the process is being ...

Delightful ham dishes to warm up winter

While winter brings chilly temperatures and longer nights, there’s nothing that can bring a family together like a warm meal. In the hopes that everyone has a meal to share with loved ones, country music star Kimberly Schlapman of Little ...

Kids, parents and sweets—tips for healthy eating at holiday time

Limiting the sweets children eat could be more difficult than ever with Christmas right around the corner.

We may be able to reverse signs of early Alzheimer's disease

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Breakfast and beyond

A great day starts with a balanced breakfast filled with healthy ingredients fit for the whole family. Enticing the youngest family members to enjoy as many food groups as possible at the morning meal—including veggies—may be challenging, but it’s an ...

Carson hosts enrollment center for Covered California sign-ups

An enrollment center for Covered California is open through Feb. 15, 2015 at the South Bay Pavilion in Carson. Open to all legal residents of Los Angeles County, interested parties may visit and sign-up for healthcare coverage from 10 a.m. ...

The blacklisting of Black nurses

While their profession faces severe personnel shortages over the next 10 years, highly-qualified Black nurses across the nation are reportedly being unfairly cut from their jobs or reduced to the status of migrant workers, forced to survive on below-livable wages ...

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