By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- As states prepare to expand Medicaid in 2014, a new study provides insight into how that health insurance coverage might affect low-income adults and what it means for access to care and the cost of care. The study found that
Being active is one of the best ways you can keep your bones and joints working well. Exercise can help you: Maintain bone density as you get older Lessen joint pain Keep off extra weight that can stress your joints Help your balance so you avoid falls that can damage bones and joints
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April 30, 2013 -- Most doctors' incomes are going up, with orthopedic surgeons once again leading the way, according to a new Medscape survey of nearly 22,000 U.S. doctors. Orthopedic surgeons earn an average of $405,000 a year, while HIV/infectious disease specialists earn the least, averaging $170
When you and your spouse or partner have access to company health insurance plans, you need to be a savvy shopper. When annual enrollment rolls around, it helps to understand all your options so you can make the best choice.
You should pick the plan that offers the most benefits for the lowest costs
If you're concerned about being able to afford care when you get old, long-term care insurance can help. Long-term care helps you if you become chronically ill or disabled. Some long-term care is medical care, but most long-term care is what's called "custodial care." For example, long-term care can
It's not as much fun as planning your nursery, but understanding your health insurance is important for every mom-to-be. Knowing what your plan covers -- and what it doesn't -- can help you avoid surprises down the road.
When you're pregnant, you'll need a series of doctor visits and tests to check
Health care can get real expensive, real fast, even when you have insurance. But you can save money on medical care without harming your health, experts say. Follow these tips to trim your health care expenses by hundreds, maybe thousands, of dollars.
"Doctor, is this test really necessary?" It's no
Children and teens have different nutritional needs from adults. Do your meals meet their needs? The most important vitamins and minerals that your kids needs are:
"Calcium is the essential building block of bones and teeth," says Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition
You don't have to overhaul your entire diet to get a big health boost. Here are five simple changes you can put into action today for high-impact results.
You know fruits and vegetables are good for you, but did you know they should fill half your plate at every meal? That's what the the Academy of
If you're finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, you're not alone. Many people are putting in extra hours, or using their smartphones to be on call when they're not physically at work. "A lot of people are having a more difficult time findi