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The 10 states with the best health care in America—and the 10 with the worst, according to data

MoneyGeek analyzed a host of statistics, from health outcomes — such as preventable deaths and rates of certain diseases or risk factors — to health access and cost — such as how many people are uninsured and have affordable health insurance options available — to find the best and worst states for health care in the U.S.


Panera Just Released New Summer Menu Items, Including High-Protein Sandwiches—Here's What a Dietitian Thinks

Here’s what to know about the new seasonal items.


Serious maternal complications linked with use of marijuana before and early in pregnancy, study says

Women who use marijuana before they learn of their pregnancy are at higher risk for potentially life-threatening complications like preeclampsia, a new study finds.


As doctors leave Puerto Rico in droves, a rapper tries to fill the gaps

Puerto Rico has lost thousands of its doctors in the past decade, many having fled to the U.S. mainland for better pay.


I've been walking 10,000 steps a day for a year – here are five unexpected benefits I've experienced

I tried walking 10,000 steps every day for a year, but was it worth it?


Study Raises Alarms About 280,000 Seniors Losing Health Care

Around 280,000 Americans find themselves at risk after losing Medicaid because they must earn Medicare once they turn 65.


Southerners Die Younger Than Other Americans. It’s Not Why You Think.

It’s not poverty or diet. Centuries-old settlement patterns — and the attitudes they spawned about government’s role in public health — are to blame.


Zubsolv vs. Suboxone for Opioid Use Disorder: Similarities and Differences

Zubsolv and Suboxone are medications containing the same active ingredients–buprenorphine (a partial opioid agonist) and naloxone (an opioid antagonist)–to treat opioid use disorder. Opioid use disorder is characterized as having a problematic pattern of opioid use, leading to problems or distress. Opioid drugs can include heroin, as well as prescr...


This Guy's 88-Pound Weight Loss Started with a Simple Change

When Toby Allen needed to lose weight for his health, he was surprised how far walking got him.


'Prohibitive': Florida may no longer be the prized retirement haven it once was — here are 3 big reasons why you should look beyond the Sunshine State

Prices are heating up.


Common over-the-counter medicine linked to increased dementia risk

One in five people suffer from the condition it treats.


Lifestyle changes could prevent nearly half of adult cancer deaths, study finds

A new study from the American Cancer Society has found that 45% of cancer deaths among adults could be prevented by making lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, improving diet and increasing exercise. Dr. Jon LaPook takes a closer look at the findings.


‘Moving in with my family made me healthy and happy – I’m not surprised it helps people live to 100’

Ever thought about moving in with the grandparents, or having them come to live with you? If so, you are part of a worldwide trend. In the UK 1.8 million households have multiple generations living together under one roof, says one study – an increase of 38 per cent in just 10 years. Interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen was recently singing th...


24 Worst Habits That Impact Your Mental Health

Protecting your mental health is as important as your physical health.


Survey shows disturbing trend in mental health among Americans: 'We know our mental state is not immune'

"There is still hope in the solutions we can adopt." Survey shows disturbing trend in mental health among Americans: 'We know our mental state is not immune' first appeared on The Cool Down.


Here's how much you need to retire among the top 10% of Americans — are you on track? Here are 3 ways to boost your retirement savings

The climb may be challenging, but the view will be worth it.


Nasal spray found to clear tau proteins from Alzheimer's mouse model brains

A multi-institutional team of neuroscientists has developed a nasal therapy that cleared the brains of Alzheimer's mouse models of toxic tau proteins. In their study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group found a certain conformation-specific antibody that would bind to tau proteins, placed it inside of a shell that allowed it to travel through the blood brain barrier, and then tested it with mouse models.


Are Tight Leggings Bad For Your Pelvic Floor? We Asked a Physical Therapist

There's something so superhero about a high-waisted pair of skin-tight leggings.


How to Stay Healthy While Traveling, According to Flight Attendants

From foods to avoid while flying to the right (and wrong) way to exercise on a plane.


What Doctors Want You to Know About Ozempic Alternatives

Experts say these medications and supplements may work in similar ways—but they may have their own side effects.


GLP-1s Are Growing In Popularity As Weight Loss Drugs But Losing Steam Among Diabetics, Study Suggests

Semaglutide—the brand name for Ozempic and Wegovy—was the most prescribed GLP-1 in 2023, and accounted for over 88% of all new prescriptions.


Why Samsung's Sleep Apnea Feature Might Be a Big Deal

Samsung sets itself apart from other smartwatch companies as the first to offer a feature that may detect the potentially dangerous sleep disorder.


Backed up? Here are 11 expert-approved ways to get relief from constipation

When you're backed up, you need to know some easy ways to make yourself poop. Here, experts share what to eat, drink and do for relief when you're constipated.


This one bodyweight exercise can strengthen your obliques, abs and hips — and boost flexibility

The hanging L-sit is a bodyweight exercise found in calisthenics that builds full-body strength and lower-body flexibility and develops hip flexor and core endurance. Here's how to do it.


An Alaska veteran is finally getting his benefits — 78 years after the 103-year-old was discharged

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 103-year-old World War II veteran who’s been paying his medical bills out-of-pocket is finally getting his veterans benefits from the U.S. government after 78 years. Louis Gigliotti’s caretaker says the former U.S. Army medical technician has a card from the Veteran Administration but he never realized he could use his status to access “free perks” such as health care. Gigliotti, who goes by the nickname Jiggs, could...


A Botulism Outbreak Over Improperly Stored Mayonnaise Killed 1 Person and Sickened 75 — Here’s How to Stay Safe

Yes, you actually have to refrigerate most of your condiments.


At least 32 dead in worst outbreak of Chandipura in over 20 years

At least 32 people, most of them children and teenagers, have died in the last month in the worst outbreak of Chandipura virus to hit India for over 20 years. The poorly understood disease, which has only ever made the jump from insects to humans in India, has infected more than 80 people in the western state of Gujarat. Cases have also been report...


Gov. Whitmer signs $23.4B education budget into law. Here's what's in it.

The K-12 portion of the budget is controversial because it leaves the foundation grant at the 2024 level of $9,608 per student, amid higher costs.


13 Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Cherries

Cherries are more than a good drink garnish.


Sen. Coons calls concerns that Democrats covered up Biden’s health problems 'BS' and not 'relevant'

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., denied that there was any cover-up of President Biden's health problems by the Democratic Party before he was convinced to abandon his re-election bid.


Can’t get a good night’s rest? Watch out for these 8 ways you may be sabotaging your sleep

Simply failing to wind your body down before bed can make for restless nights and contribute to serious health problems.


Cruise ship buffet taboos: 10 things you should never do at mealtime

Whether you adore a cruise ship buffet with its myriad dining choices or fret about communal tongs and food lingering on steam tables, you ought to follow the unwritten rules of buffet dining if you choose to partake in it. Most of these rules are common sense, but not all are obvious to the uninitiated. …


'I Missed The Miracle Of Pregnancy Because I Was Busy Hating My Body—Now I Help Other Women Avoid That Trap'

Kelsey Wells shares her story in an essay for 'Women's Health.'


What are the healthiest potatoes? These 2 types have the most nutrients, dietitians say

All potatoes provide healthy carbohydrates, fiber and even protein. But the healthiest potatoes contain unique nutrients, like antioxidants, dietitians say.


Why working parents need flexible work

If you have children, you’ll be all too familiar with the stress that comes with trying to manage your commitments at work when your children need you to be with them. It might be because they are sick, or need to be brought to an appointment, or have a game or performance that means everything…


How Much Alcohol Can You Drink a Week and Still Be Healthy?

Scientists are homing in on how much—or how little—you can consume without raising your risk for health problems.


What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Watermelon Regularly

This refreshing sweet fruit is a summertime staple and it benefits your body in a myriad of ways. Read on for nutrition information, recipes and more.


Why You Don’t Need to Worry (Too Much) About Mercury in Your Fish

May all-you-can-eat sushi live to see another feast.


Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why these types of weight loss drugs may be riskier than others

In this week’s “Dr. Sanjay Gutpa On Call,” readers asked about the risks of taking compounded weight loss drugs. These versions of weight loss drugs are often more widely available and can be cheaper than their brand name counterparts.


Energy drinks are being wrongly used for weight loss, NHS warns

The NHS has hit out at the promotion of “healthy” energy drinks for weight loss amid a rise in young girls and women developing eating disorders. A huge range of highly caffeinated drinks are now available in various flavours and enriched with vitamins and minerals to appeal to those looking for something “healthy”. However, experts fear the drinks...


Here are the ultraprocessed foods you most need to avoid, according to a 30-year study

Studies have shown that ultraprocessed foods can have a detrimental impact on health. But 30 years of research show they don’t all have the same impact.


Dietitians Share Their Top Tips for Losing Water Weight Safely and Quickly

Follow these easy tips to lose those extra pounds holding you down.


The new retirement is no retirement: Baby boomers are keeping jobs well into their 60s and 70s because they ‘like going to work’

"They are transforming professional and executive career trajectories and what they may look like for generations to come."


A grim trend among Americans without college degrees exposes an enormous failure

Anne Case and Angus Deaton's research on the life expectancy gap between people with college degrees and without them in America exposes a huge problem.


Nasal spray could ‘wash’ brain clean of Alzheimer’s disease proteins

Millions of people around the world have the disease.


How to beat the big four diseases of ageing

We are living longer than ever before. In 1765, the average lifespan was just 38.8 years, and even by the start of the 1920s, still only 56. Then along came the vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and tuberculosis. Today, life expectancy in the UK is 78.6 years for males and 82.6 years for females. But longevity comes with a price: that o...


Residents Worry As COVID Levels in California Set to ‘Very High’

Residents Worry As COVID Levels in California Set to ‘Very High’


Stiff person syndrome patients share what it’s like to live with the rare disease

Two people who are living with stiff person syndrome — a rare neurological disorder that causes muscle rigidity and spasms — shared with Fox News Digital what their experience has been like.


7-Day High-Protein, Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan to Have More Energy, Created by a Dietitian

Want more pep in your step? This high-protein anti-inflammatory meal plan can help.


Is It Really Always Better to Air Dry Your Hair? We Investigate

Hair is one of our greatest tools for self-expression. But with so many ways to style, color, and manipulate it, it often experiences its fair share of damage. I personally feel unstoppable with a bouncy blowout: It gives me that "ready to take on the world energy." But my long hair might feel differently after an hour of being pulled and prodded w...