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Choices dwindling for Obamacare customers

Many consumers may find they have few choices when shopping on the Obamacare exchanges for 2017.

Nip the nail biting habit for your health

Nail biting, also known as onychophagia, is a common habit that affects people of all ages. Biting your nails usually stems from stress or forms as a nervous habit. Most research says that children and teenagers make up the greatest ...

McDonald's removes fitness tracker from Happy Meals

McDonald's is removing Step-It activity trackers from Happy Meals due to concerns over skin irritations, according to a statement sent to CNN on Wednesday.

How the Affordable Care Act can still work

Aetna, one of the country's largest insurers, made headlines Tuesday when it announced it is pulling out of health care exchanges in 11 of the 15 states where it now offers insurance.

Taking a closer look at black mental health

Good physical and mental health help drive success and enjoyment in our lives. But when it comes to overcoming some of our society’s biggest health challenges – from HIV/AIDS to cancer to diabetes to behavioral health issues – the African-American ...

Keep cool in the face of summer heat

The month of August is often referred to as "the dog days of summer," a phrase that can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. The "dog days" are a reference to the dog star, Sirius, which appeared ...

Help kids overcome a fear of needles

Immunizations are an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Physicians and various health organizations advise that children and adults adhere to a specific schedule of vaccinations that can help them develop antibodies to fend off a variety of illnesses. Unfortunately ...

Pros and cons to detox cleanse diets

Detox diet adherents tout the benefits of cleansing their bodies. The detox craze can be confusing, and misinformation regarding the best way to proceed with a cleanse only illustrates the emphasis men and women considering detox diets must place on ...

Managing prediabetes or diabetes

Diabetes and its precursor is a major problem, both in the United States and across the globe.

Summer can trigger painful Sickle cell disease crisis

Sickle cell disease affects millions worldwide, including an estimated 100,000 people in the United States.

McDonald's to nix artificial preservatives from McNuggets

McDonald's believes it can make happier meals for its customers by removing certain ingredients from its McNuggets and hamburger buns.

Tips to prevent the spread of back-to-school germs

Back-to-school is an exciting time of year for families, but it also means new exposures to germs.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month: Are you up-to-date?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to make sure everyone is up-to-date with their vaccination schedules, particularly children headed back-to-school.

Baltimore Raven Justin Forsett teams up Amerigroup to tackle pediatric health

Amerigroup Maryland is kicking off another year of promoting annual wellness exams among children and teenagers in its Medicaid plans in the Baltimore area with the help of the Baltimore Ravens.

Smart tips for kids eat right month

Nutrition is important for everyone, but especially for children, as it is directly linked to all aspects of their growth and development.

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