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What Obamacare Really Means If You Get Insurance Through Work

The Obama administration’s sweeping health reform law known as the Affordable Care Act goes well beyond helping America’s uninsured. It also affects roughly 159 million workers and family members who now have job-based health coverage.

If you have an employer-sponsored

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4 Healthy Summer Breakfasts to Beat the Heat

By Lisa D’Agrosa, August 19, 2013 – 1:33pm

4 Healthy Summer Breakfasts to Beat the Heat

I eat breakfast every day regardless of the time of year—breakfast provides me with a much-needed morning energy boost and keeps me focused. And research shows that regular breakfast eaters weigh

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Honey, You’ve Gained a Little Weight!

The last thing anyone wants to hear is, “honey, you’ve gained a little weight.”

Now a new study suggests a diet discussion with your significant other can lead to dangerous behavior, including fasting, taking diet pills and using laxatives. Researchers

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It’s Too Damn Hot! How to Chill Out in This Heat

It seems that no part of the U.S. has been spared from blistering weather this week. The Northeast topped out with temperatures nearing 100 degrees, Arizona’s Death Valley recorded a whopping 120 degree high, and three cities in the typically

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How to use your shades, blinds and curtains to beat the heat

Air conditioning is blissful during the summer but running it non-stop during a heat wave will have you cursing when you get your utility bill. Fortunately, clever use of blinds, curtains and other window treatments can help keep your house

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Your Hair Style May Be Causing Hair Damage and Hair Loss

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (July 9, 2013) —How you style your hair, along with the styling tools you use, can cause significant hair damage. This damage can cause your hair to look brittle, frizzy and lackluster or even fall out. The Read the rest

After ACL Surgery, Another Knee Injury Likely, Study Suggests

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THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) — Athletes who have anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery are six times more likely to suffer another ACL injury within two years than someone who has never had such an injury, a new study

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5 Ways to Nix Smelly Feet: Cause Going No-Socks in the Summer Gets Gross

Hot, sweaty feet usually become stinky feet. And that’s pretty much impossible to avoid in the summer. “Sweat creates the perfect environment for bacteria, which is what causes odor,” says Stephen Mandy, M.D., a dermatologist and professor at the University

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Is Your Terrible Boss Making Your Family Miserable, Too?

When workplace stress spills over into your personal life, your family’s well-being can also suffer, new evidence suggests.

A recent conference on work, stress and health, sponsored in part by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, included

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Cleveland Kidnap Victims Break Their Silence in New Video

They’re speaking and we’re speechless. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight — the three kidnap victims held captive in Cleveland and abused by Ariel Castro for a decade — have made a YouTube video in which they express … Read the rest

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