Monday, July 13, 2020

How to avoid costly health plan enrollment headaches

BY MICHELLE ANDREWS KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS With the annual signup period for plans on the health law’s marketplaces open, many consumers are worried about rising premiums,...

Zika cases now top 1,000

The number of reported Zika cases in Florida topped 1,000 on Tuesday as Gov. Rick Scott announced the state will send another $7.4 million...

Who diagnosed it best? Doctor or an app?

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS If you’re feeling sick and you want to know what’s wrong with you, there’s an app for that. But...

Scientists still chasing after cause of runner’s high

BY ALLIE SHAH STAR TRIBUNE/TNS For many marathon runners, the reward for pushing themselves during the race extends beyond the finish line in the form of...

How to tell if you have a cold, flu or allergies

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS As autumn approaches, chances are you, your co-workers or family members will begin sneezing, wheezing or coughing. How can you tell...

Roller coaster ride could dislodge kidney stones

Painless passing of stones reported in research conducted at Disney World BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Just ask any one of the 300,000 Americans...

How Miami-Dade got outgunned in war on Zika

Despite early alarms, records show the county largely proceeded with business as usual as the summer mosquito season approached. BY JENNY STALETOVICH MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – As...

Zika toll continues to grow

COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – Florida has added 10 new cases of the Zika virus, and the overall number of infections involving...

Is it wiser to wait for a flu shot?

Some medical experts are wary of marketing that promotes early vaccinations. BY JULIE APPLEBY KAISER HEALTH NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The pharmacy chain pitches started in August: Come...

Late bedtimes for tots can lead to teen weight problems

BY ALLIE SHAH STAR TRIBUNE/TNS Benjamin Franklin may have been on to something when he prescribed “early to bed” for better health. This could be especially true...