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  • Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam -- and takes on a whole new sport

    Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam --  and takes on a whole new sport
    On Oct. 13, just before 9:15 a.m., Tatyana McFadden soared across the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, just two seconds before the racer behind her, taking the top spot in the women's wheelchair competition and making history....
  • Major insurers seek to join Pennsylvania's exchange

    Fifteen insurance companies or their subsidiaries have applied to provide health insurance plans through Pennsylvania's Obamacare exchange, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department said Thursday. They include Aetna, each of the four nonprofit "blue"...
  • In Obamacare rate debate, price gets political

    NEW YORK — With the Oct. 1 date for enrollment in the health insurance exchanges being created by Obamacare less than two months away, a war of numbers has been escalating. Health insurance will cost way less. Or it will cost way more. It...
  • Obamacare likely to have a rocky start, panel says

    Small business owners and consumers who are scheduled to begin shopping for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges in less than two months better buckle up for a bumpy ride, a panel of benefits experts said at an employer roundtable Friday in...
  • Health insurance for college students: Take note of these tips

    Health insurance for college students: Take note of these tips
    Noel Carrillo was nervous this summer about his lack of health insurance. "I was a little bit scared because things happen all the time," said the 26-year-old Westwood resident. But now that he's headed to medical school at UCLA, help has arrived....
  • Money for health care enrollment

    Money for health care enrollment
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the following grants to help enroll people in health insurance: Virginia Poverty Law Center, Inc. Anticipated grant amount: $1,278,592 The Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) is a non-...
  • Young white women still embrace indoor tanning despite cancer risks

    Young white women still embrace indoor tanning despite cancer risks
    Indoor tanning is a great way to get skin cancer – especially if you start young. People who use tanning beds, sunlamps or tanning booths before age 35 are up to 75% more likely to develop melanoma, and those who begin before 25 may double their...
  • Head start sequestration cuts smaller than expected, but still painful

    Head start sequestration cuts smaller than expected, but still painful
    Newly released numbers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tell a bittersweet story: Federal sequestration spending cuts had a smaller impact on Maryland's Head Start early childhood education program than expected, but they still hurt. ...
  • Allentown's free flu clinics now only for uninsured

    For years, the Allentown Health Bureau would take anyone at its flu clinics — insured, uninsured, city resident, out-of-towner — because the overriding goal was to get as many people as possible vaccinated. As the 2013-14 flu season looms,...
  • Why get off welfare?

    Why get off welfare?
    Contrary to stereotypes, there is no evidence that people on welfare are lazy. Indeed, surveys of welfare recipients consistently show their desire for a job. But there is also evidence that many are reluctant to accept available employment opportunities....
  • Sen. Boxer promotes health care reform during visit to Los Angeles

    Sen. Boxer promotes health care reform during visit to Los Angeles
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) attacked Republicans on Thursday for their repeated attempts to repeal Obamacare, saying threats to shut down the government or limit the debt ceiling are irresponsible and ineffective. “The big problem we have are...