Month: June 2014

One in 10 adult deaths due to excessive drinking

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found excessive alcohol consumption accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults. Excessive alcohol consumption includes binge drinking (five […]

Kids’ cereals: Sugar by the pound

It’s no surprise that some kids’ cereals contain a lot of sugar. But just how much sugar do they contain? According to a report by the Environmental Working Group, children’s cereals […]

Insuring the uninsured

Nearly 60 percent of people who purchased health plans through insurance exchanges were uninsured prior to purchasing their plan, according to a new survey. The Kaiser Family Foundation conducted the survey […]

U.S. health care ranks last, again

The U.S. health care system ranks last – not an unfamiliar position – among industrialized countries, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. The 2014 report looks at the health care […]

Priorities for birth control decision making

When it comes to discussing birth control options, women and their physicians have differing opinions about what’s most important. For doctors, the most important things to discuss are how to use […]

FDA: Pregnant women should eat more fish

Pregnant women aren’t getting enough fish in their diet, according to government officials. The Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that pregnant women should be eating […]

Tinder nurse educates men on health issues

A Tinder account featuring a photo of an attractive nurse is using the dating app to educate men about health issues. Finally, the creepy app is being put to good use. From […]

Portland-metro area third fittest in country

When it comes to physical fitness, Portland wins the competition for Northwest cities. Portland was ranked the third-fittest city in the country in the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual American […]

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