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32% of Americans with health insurance skimp on the drugs they need because of the cost

Image source: Getty Images It’s a really scary thing. Key points Drug costs can be high even with insurance. Skipping medication doses to save costs could have serious consequences. The cost of medications can vary greatly depending on different factors. These include whether or not you have insurance and whether you are taking a generic …

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What is MyPlate?  Few Americans know or heed America's Nutrition Guide

What is MyPlate? Few Americans know or heed America’s Nutrition Guide

Here’s a quick quiz: What replaced the Food Pyramid, the government’s guide to healthy eating that lasted nearly 20 years? If you’re confused, you’re not alone. More than a decade after Department of Agriculture officials abandoned the pyramid, few Americans have heard of MyPlate, a plate-shaped logo that emphasizes fruits and vegetables. Only about 25% …

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Shorter days are affecting the mood of millions of Americans - a nutritional neuroscientist offers tips to avoid the winter blues

Shorter days are affecting the mood of millions of Americans – a nutritional neuroscientist offers tips to avoid the winter blues

The annual pattern of winter depression and melancholy — better known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD — suggests a strong link between your mood and the amount of light you get during the day. To put it simply: the less light you are exposed to, the more your mood can decline. The winter blues …

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Debbie Miller, Dementia Care Specialist for the Oneida Nation

Native Americans face the risk of Alzheimer’s; Wisconsin tribes see obstacles

GREEN BAY — With Alzheimer’s cases expected to rise in Indigenous populations, medical professionals, like Debbie Miller, a dementia care specialist for the Oneida Nation, must overcome unique obstacles in tribal communities. “There are certain cultural sensitivities that I navigate,” she said. “Some of our tribal members follow Western medicine, but others follow a more …

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Telling Americans to “eat better” doesn’t work. We need to make healthier food | Marc Bitman

DEti-related chronic diseases are the number one perennial killer in the United States, responsible for more deaths than Covid-19, even at the height of the pandemic. Yet we fail to define this as a “crisis”. In fact, our answer is lame: For decades, we’ve been telling people to “eat better,” a strategy that hasn’t worked …

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Americans are eating more whole grains, but are still confused by food labels

Americans are eating more whole grains, but are still confused by food labels

It’s not uncommon to see packages of bread, crackers, cereal, or pasta with a stamp on the front, touting in big letters that it’s whole grain. In fact, they may not contain many real whole grains, according to a new study. An analysis of two decades of data on Americans’ diets found that people are …

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation launches investigation into recent expansion of Covid-19 public health emergency - Americans for Prosperity

Americans for Prosperity Foundation launches investigation into recent expansion of Covid-19 public health emergency – Americans for Prosperity

Americans for Prosperity Foundation launches investigation into recent expansion of Covid-19 public health emergency 1 December 2022 by AFP A watchdog group is issuing requests under the Freedom of Information Act for information about the Biden administration’s decision to extend the public health emergency for another 90 days. Arlington, Virginia. – Today, Americans for Prosperity …

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A sample plate of the food icon MyPlate, is unveiled at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, June 2, 2011. A new study finds that few Americans have heard of MyPlate.

My plate? Few Americans know or heed America’s Nutrition Guide

A sample plate of food icon MyPlate, is unveiled at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, June 2, 2011. Few Americans have heard of MyPlate, new research reveals. (Susan Walsh, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes WASHINGTON — Here’s a little quiz: what replaced the food pyramid, the government’s guide to healthy eating …

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My plate?  Few Americans know or heed America's Nutrition Guide

My plate? Few Americans know or heed America’s Nutrition Guide

Here’s a quick quiz: What replaced the Food Pyramid, the government’s guide to healthy eating that lasted nearly 20 years? If you’re confused, you’re not alone. More than a decade after Department of Agriculture officials abandoned the pyramid, few Americans have heard of MyPlate, a plate-shaped logo that emphasizes fruits and vegetables. Only around 25% …

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