Only 23% of Americans Get Enough Exercise, a New Report Says

2023-11-08T13:44:42-05:00March 11th, 2023|

Only 23% of Americans Get Enough Exercise, a New Report Says Less than a quarter of Americans are meeting all national physical activity guidelines, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Federal physical activity guidelines recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of

New Medicare $35 Insulin Benefit Will Cut Costs for Millions

2023-11-08T13:45:27-05:00March 11th, 2023|

Beneficiaries have all of 2023 to switch plans for a lower price on that diabetes treatment For William Koopman, learning about the new law that caps insulin copays in his Medicare prescription drug plan at $35 a month was an incredible relief. For the first time since he enrolled in the program, the 70-year-old will be able

Rates of Routine Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Before vs After the COVID-19 Pandemic

2023-11-08T13:47:06-05:00March 11th, 2023|

Rates of Routine Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Before vs After the COVID-19 Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic triggered substantial disruptions to health care delivery in the US due to stay-at-home orders and patient fears about visiting health care facilities.1,2 Thus, many forms of health care use, including cancer screenings, sharply decreased in early 2020.3-6 Although the temporary pause

Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

2023-11-08T13:46:20-05:00March 11th, 2023|

Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic NEW YORK (AP) — A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers. Childhood obesity has been increasing for decades, but the new work suggests an acceleration last year — especially in those who already were obese when

Lifestyle-Powered Prevention

2023-11-08T13:47:42-05:00February 12th, 2023|

Lifestyle-Powered Prevention How Long Does It Take to Reverse Prediabetes? If you suddenly find yourself faced with a prediabetes diagnosis, it can be very sudden and very scary. This common condition affects nearly 90 million Americans, and more people are being diagnosed every day. So what do you do when you’re faced with a prediabetes diagnosis

Convenient Cancer Prevention

2023-11-08T13:48:13-05:00February 12th, 2023|

Convenient Cancer Prevention Screening tests help detect cancer in it early, most treatable stages, even before you have symptoms.  Some, such as a screening colonoscopy, can even treat cancer by removing abnormal cells before they become a problem. Colonoscopy has to be done in a doctor's office. But other screening tests don't. Here's a rundown of six

Slowing the Stream of Sugary Soda

2023-11-08T13:48:42-05:00February 12th, 2023|

Slowing the Stream of Sugary Soda Today, WHO released its first-ever global tax manual for sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Currently, at least 85 countries implement some type of SBB taxation. The WHO manual highlights the experiences of countries who have successfully implemented the tax, including Mexico, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. “Taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages can

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