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  • Five Facts About Child Abuse Deaths In The U.S.

    - Children under one die from abuse at a rate 19 times higher than children five and older. - 80 percent of child maltreatment deaths involved one or both parents. - Up to 30 percent of children with abusive head trauma had other less serious...
  • Peninsula group promotes 'Coverage to Care'

    Peninsula group promotes 'Coverage to Care'
    More than 8 million Americans bought private health insurance for 2014 through the state marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act at the urging of the Department of Health and Human Services. Now the federal agency is pushing to translate that...
  • Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism

    MIAMI "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" trumpeted a popular book in the 1990s. Author John Gray didn't sell 50 million copies of his book and spark a pop culture fire by telling us anything most of us hadn't learned by grade school. Men and women...
  • What Doctors Know: Adequate sleep is critical to your health

    Source: National Institutes of Health whatdoctorsknow.com We have so many demands on our time--jobs, family, errands--not to mention finding some time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep has profound effects on both our...
  • Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it

    Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it
    Maria Mascone's mom had dementia, and she spent her final six years in an assisted living facility. The cost of the facility ran about $3,000 a month. Mascone says her dad left behind a sizable nest egg, and eventually the sale of her parents' home...
  • Sick scammers target diabetics

    People become scam targets for all sorts of reasons. Some are desperate to find jobs and fall for traps promising easy money. Some are desperate for companionship and let down their guard in phony online romances. Others are older people whose age...
  • ACA health plans are heavily subsidized

    ACA health plans are heavily subsidized
    Virginians who bought "silver" health insurance plans through the state's federally facilitated marketplace are paying an average of $66 per month in premiums, the Department of Health and Human Services reported Tuesday. That compared favorably to a...
  • Massachusetts study suggests health insurance saves lives

    Giving more people health insurance could save tens of thousands of lives nationwide, according to a new analysis of data from Massachusetts, whose reforms became the model for President Obama's health law. Throughout the national debate over the...
  • Tips on buying and preparing steak for Father's Day

    Tips on buying and preparing steak for Father's Day
    Here are tips on buying and preparing steak for Father's Day. Speak up. Tell the meat cutter or meat counter person what you're looking for. How many people are you feeding? Do you want individual steaks or a big Flintstones-size slab to share? Does...
  • Cats taken in hoarding case available for adoption, fostering

      Cats that were removed from a hoarding situation urgently need adoption and/or fostering. Over 60 cats were accepted by Halifax Humane Society Wednesday after being taken from a hoarding case in Deltona to the Daytona Beach area animal shelter due...
  • Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails

    Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails
    In 21 states and the District of Columbia, private doctors can recommend medical marijuana, and Florida voters will be asked to consider having the Sunshine State join that group in a November ballot initiative, Amendment 2. But it would not apply to...