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HEALTH, WELLNESS & NUTRITION: Recommended Books

Why is medical care in the United States so expensive?

The Nauseating 'Side Effect' of Medical Care

As millions of Americans celebrate their newfound status as medically "insured" through the Affordable Care Act, they may still join the ranks of financially strapped patients facing the rising cost of medical services.

Commitment to Healthy Eating

At Walmart, our commitment to healthy eating begins by understanding our customers and fulfilling our mission of saving people money so they can live better.

Calvary Women’s Services Encourage Long-Term Health

In the current economic climate, not only is there a critical need for jobs and affordable housing, but the need for adequate nutritional resources has also skyrocketed.

Honoring Our Seniors by Protecting Them from Hunger

Not only should we take the time to remember the great strides and accomplishments the generations before us have made and continue to make, but we also need to think seriously about their well-being.

MEDICAL NOTES: More Blacks Have Health Insurance Because of ACA

The number of African Americans who lacked health insurance dropped dramatically in 2014's first quarter compared to 2013's fourth quarter thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which Republicans threaten to repeal if they win control of both ...

Celebrate Mother's Day and National Women's Health Week by Staying Healthy

Your health is important. And it's important to others. Celebrate it by staying healthy!

Care on Layaway: Tips to Paying Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs

To meet the rising costs of out of pocket consumer spending on medical care and prescriptions, many Americans have turned increasingly to alternative payment measures.

Health Care Spending Growth Slowed in 2012, Still Consumers Continue To Spend More Out-of-Pocket

It can happen after a job loss, caring for a sick loved one or amid routine confusion over who owes what. A medical bill goes unpaid and ends up in collections, staining your credit for years — even if you ...

The Pros and Cons of Dental Procedure Financing

A look at the positives and negatives of financing dental procedures

History & What is Sickle Cell Disease

The existence of sickle cell disease was first reported around the beginning of the twentieth century when the medical world discovered microscopic oddly shaped red blood cells.

In Crowded Households, Stress is a Killer

Evangelina Ramirez, a caregiver and a community activist, shares a three-bedroom apartment in central Long Beach with her two teenage children, a roommate and her roommate's daughter. Unfortunately for Ramirez, the tight quarters mean that her dream of relaxing after ...

No True Path on the Voyage of Grief

Grief is one of the most communal life experiences; yet, it is also profoundly singular. Most of us will experience grief, but the journey is solitary.

Alonzo Mourning Named to Obama's Fitness Council

President Obama announced Thursday that former NBA star Alonzo Mourning will serve on the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

Group Walks to Fight Eating Disorders

Fighting self-loathing and battling the stress of her father being hospitalized with a massive coronary, Lisa Beasley could only think of one way to ease the heavy emotional load that she carried.