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  • Many Seniors Saying No to Retirement

    Posted: 06/27/2016

    Many Seniors Saying No to Retirement MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Almost two-thirds of older U.S. adults say they'll choose work over retirement after they reach age 65, a new survey shows. "Not only are older Americans going to work longer, but four in 10 respondents are planning to change career fields in the future. These results point to significant changes in the American workforce with impacts likely felt by workers and employers," said survey author Trevor Tompson, director of the As...

  • More Evidence Obamacare Is Lowering Numbers of Uninsured

    Posted: 06/27/2016

    More Evidence Obamacare Is Lowering Numbers of Uninsured TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Michigan hospitals saw a rapid decrease in the number of uninsured patients after 'Obamacare' helped the state expand Medicaid, researchers report. The Healthy Michigan Plan, launched in April 2014, enrolled hundreds of thousands of low-income adults in Medicaid, the government health insurance plan, under the Affordable Care Act. Within three months, the proportion of uninsured patients seen at the state...

  • Most Americans Are Eating Better

    Posted: 06/27/2016

    Most Americans Are Eating Better TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans were eating healthier in 2012 than they were in 1999, a new study finds. In fact, the percentage of adults with poor diets dropped from 56 percent to 46 percent during that period. By 2012, people ate more whole grains, fruit, nuts, seeds and fish while cutting back on sugar-sweetened drinks, the researchers found. "Many Americans are starting to pay attention to healthier diets. This is encouraging, ...

  • Many Male Docs May Overlook Female Heart Risks: Study

    Posted: 06/27/2016

    Many Male Docs May Overlook Female Heart Risks: Study WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many male primary care doctors regard heart disease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in female patients, a new French study finds. Many of these physicians "will be surprised by our findings, and I hope this will help them ensure they assess [heart] risk equally in their male and female patients," said lead author Dr. Raphaelle Delpech. She's a primary care physician at INSERM, the French National In...

  • Many Could Face Steep Rise in Obamacare Premiums for 2017

    Posted: 06/27/2016

    Many Could Face Steep Rise in Obamacare Premiums for 2017 FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many buyers of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act need to brace themselves for sharply higher premiums in 2017, analysts and insurance brokers say. The rate hikes will mainly affect the millions who pay all of the cost of health insurance out of their own pockets -- or a sizable chunk of it, they explained. Buyers with modest incomes, $29,700 to $35,640 for an individual, may qualify for feder...

  • Middle-Aged More Often Diagnosed With Late-Stage Lung Cancer

    Posted: 06/23/2016

    Middle-Aged More Often Diagnosed With Late-Stage Lung Cancer THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- British middle-aged adults are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer than those who are slightly older, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed information from about 34,000 lung cancer patients in England in 2013. They found that a higher percentage of those ages 50 to 64 were diagnosed with late-stage disease than those ages 65 to 69. Patients in their 70s were more likely to be d...

  • Mixed News on Drinking and Heart Health

    Posted: 06/22/2016

    Mixed News on Drinking and Heart Health TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Texans living in "dry" counties are more likely to suffer heart attacks and congestive heart failure than people living in nearby "wet" counties, where alcohol sales are legal, a new study reports. But they're also less likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation, a condition where irregular heart rhythms raise the risk of stroke. "It appears that alcohol is not necessarily all good or all bad for the heart -- it's more com...

  • Marriage a Boost for Heart Attack Survivors

    Posted: 06/16/2016

    Marriage a Boost for Heart Attack Survivors WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Married people are more likely to survive a heart attack and leave the hospital sooner than single people, a new British study finds. "Our results should not be a cause for concern for single people who have had a heart attack," said study co-author Dr. Nicholas Gollop, a clinical research fellow in cardiology at the University of East Anglia. "But they should certainly be a reminder to the medical community of the i...

  • MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks

    Posted: 06/16/2016

    MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment combining chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant could represent a major advance against aggressive multiple sclerosis, experts say. This new treatment destroys the immune system with chemo and rebuilds it with the patient's own stem cells. Researchers say it stopped MS relapses and progression in 23 of 24 patients. According to the results of this small trial, these 23 patients no longer needed medicat...

  • Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later

    Posted: 06/16/2016

    Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical fitness in middle age may lower your risk of stroke after 65, a new study finds. "It is becoming increasingly clear that healthy mid-life behaviors pay off as we age, and lower our risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke," said Dr. Ralph Sacco, chairman of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He was not involved in the study. Among nearly 20,000 adults in their mid to late 40s,...