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.

Good and Bad News in the Diabetes Fight

Even as the epidemic skyrockets, the rate of diabetes-related complications drops

Blood Sugar Swings—Handled!

Staying away from the wrong foods can help folks with type 2 diabetes gain better blood sugar control.

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.

Broccoli City Festival Promotes Healthy Lifestyle

Thousands of people celebrated Earth Day during an event that featured more than two dozen hip-hop and R&B artists last weekend.

Nick Cannon Leads 8th Annual DC Walk to End Lupus Now

More than 5,000 people gathered Saturday on Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C. to participate in the 8th annual DC Walk to End Lupus Now.

Geriatric Doctor Wants ERs to Face the Holistic Music, But It’s Not Everyone (Part II)

So if you’ve rushed a loved one to the ER at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, chances are there will be a musician playing classical music on a portable harp.

Watermelon: Good for Lowering Blood Pressure?

Who would've guessed? Watermelon is great for high blood pressure!

Wal-Mart, Wild Oats Launch Effort to Drive Down Organic Food Prices

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest grocer, announced Thursday it will carry Wild Oats organic food items.