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The counties where the anti-vaccine movement thrives in the US

In 18 states, parents can choose to exempt their children from vaccines for nonmedical 'philosophical' or 'personal belief' reasons. Read more

Teen sings through brain surgery

Surgeons woke Kira Iaconetti, 19, during her operation to remove her brain tumor and asked her to sing so they could save her musical talen… Read more

First East Coast recreational pot stores open

Massachusetts has approved the sale of recreational marijuana for those aged 21 and older at two stores. Read more

Buyers Of Short-Term Health Plans: Wise Or Shortsighted?

Policyholders reason that their health is good — for now — and they don’t see the need for costly comprehensive coverage. Detractors say the plans undermine the Affordable Care Act, and agents advise reading the fine print. “You basically have to be in perfect health,” says one. Read more

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to. Read more

A cancer survivor thought she'd never run again after losing her leg. Now, she's training for a half-Ironman

Alma Faz was just 19 when her right leg was amputated. Read more

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Doctors, Guns And Lame Ducks

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call, Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner and Alice Ollstein of Politico discuss how the Democrats’ takeover of the House and other results from the Nov. 6 elections might affect health care, and what Congress may have in store for the lame-duck session. Read more

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More danger, more pay? America’s 15 deadliest jobs

Do deadlier jobs pay more?  Read more

The top 10 cities where people rarely go to the doctor

Routine doctor’s visits should be a key component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Instead, trends in the data suggest the opposite. Read more

The 25 states with the most credit card fraud

Credit card fraud is at an all-time high. Read more

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Take advantage of virtuous vegetables

It's not news that vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. They supply vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and naturally occurring compounds called phytochemicals that are associated with improved gastrointestinal health and vision, and reduced risk of arthritis, heart disease, stroke,... Read more

10 myths about health savings accounts

When you're choosing a health plan for the year-- whether you get coverage through your employer or on your own-- one option may be a high-deductible plan that makes you eligible to contribute to a health savings account. There are a lot of misconceptions about how HSAs work. Health savings accounts offer a... Read more

Poor diet linked to post-traumatic stress disorder

Courtesy of Loma Linda University. A study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity shows that adolescent rats who consume a diet high in saturated fats have a harder time coping with stress as adults. Moreover, researchers from Loma Linda University in California found that the areas of... Read more