By Sharon Begley and Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. medical providers are seeing only a trickle of patients newly insured under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, as insurers, hospitals and doctors try to work out any hitches in coverage. More than 2 million people have signed up for new private health plans that took effect on Wednesday under the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. Already on Friday, Senate Republicans opposed to the law seized on scattered media reports of a handful of people having difficulty confirming their new insurance policies, feeding into a narrative of Obamacare's harms that is expected to intensify ahead of Congressional elections in November. Central Ohio Primary Care, a 250-physician practice, is holding off on filing claims for patients who say they bought plans through the HealthCare.gov exchange, said Chief Executive Officer Dr. William Wulf. read more..
Sunday, 5 January 2014
Know someone heading to college? Read why the Freshman 15 is worse than you think. http://ow.ly/e67xD
Health News and Views - 70% of Students Gain Weight During College:...
The Freshman 15 is real, and could be a bigger problem than parents or college students realize. A new study finds 70% of college students gain... read more..
Pumpkins, Sports, and new TV shows, oh my! Check out these fun and surprising ways fall is the best time to boost your health: http://shpe.co/QFU1y6
7 Healthy Reasons to Get Excited for Fall
Experts say autumn is the perfect time to boost well-being. read more..
Interested in learning more about a gluten-free lifestyle or just want to know what's a myth or fact about all things gluten free? Check out our new blogger, @julesglutenfree, and check back each week for the latest topics on how to eat healthfully (and happily) gluten free: http://ow.ly/eawUp
Living Well Gluten Free
Reliable gluten-free recipes and information you can bet your health on. read more..
Mammograms. Who? When? How Often? http://ow.ly/e2Jis
Who really needs a mammogram, when, and how often? With all the conflicting information and opinions out there—from various health organizations,... read more..
Saturday, 4 January 2014
The best sleep positions to ease back pain, heartburn, or other aches: http://bit.ly/15RYWVg
The Best Sleep Posture for You
Sleeping well is essential for your health—and the trick is getting into the ideal position read more..
FACT: People who dance are healthier than those who don't. The best dancing playlist: http://bit.ly/15iqHnm
The Playlist That Keeps You Healthy
Busting a move could boost your health, according to a new survey—and these songs will make you want to hit the dance floor read more..
Coconut Water, Waters Enhanced With Vitamins, Electrolyte Water, Sleep-Inducing Water, etc...
What's worth it, and what's a ripoff?
Find out, here: http://bit.ly/S8gA9T
10 Sketchy "Enhanced" Waters—Exposed!
Sports drinks, electrolyte-enhanced water, coconut juice and more read more..
Lady Gaga is used to people critiquing the way she looks, but mostly as it pertains to her fashion choices (meat dress, anyone?). But recently, the press attacked her for a different reason: her Weight Gain. She revealed that she's struggled with disordered eating since age 15 and has launched a Body Revolution campaign on her web site. More: http://bit.ly/UKqS66
Eating Disorders: Lady Gaga's Body Revolution | Women's Health News Blog
After getting trash-talked for her weight gain, the world-famous crooner fights back read more..