People with pre-existing medical conditions typically struggle to find individual health insurance. But there are now alternatives in every state: a government-run plan for these ”high-risk”  consumers. The insurance pools in Georgia and other states have arisen from the new health reform law. But there are restrictions in enrolling... Read more
Pharmacists are expanding their role from drug dispenser to drug educator and chronic disease coach, Kaiser Health News’ Michelle Andrews reports.  Research shows that only about half of the people take their medications as prescribed. And consumers may find it easier to find time to discuss their meds with... Read more
It’s not just Lyme disease: Under-the-radar tick diseases are increasing in the U.S. Health journalist Maryn McKenna tracks the trend and offers tips on how to avoid these infections, on msnbc.com. Read more
The Los Angeles Times interviews an exercise physiologist on how families can get their children off the couch and into exercise to help them fight obesity.  One answer is to limit children’s technology time. Read more
Good news for kids and parents: The number of ear infections in children is dropping dramatically. One possible reason for the decrease may surprise you. Here’s the Associated Press report on the trend, written by Mike Stobbe, that appears in the Newnan Times-Herald. Read more

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