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articles by: Ann Pietrangelo

Woman With Muscular Dystrophy Asks Care2 For Help

Angela Butler Hibbitt, a 54-year-old from Tennessee, may soon be forced from the home she loves and into a nursing facility. What's pushing her out of her home? Tennessee's cuts to Medicaid, that'…

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22 Health Insurance Words You Should Know

Do you know the difference between your health insurance copay and coinsurance? Know what minimum essential coverage means or the 10 essential health benefits of the Affordable Care Act? The next open…

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How Not to Spread Invasive Pests

When hungry insects decide to travel to new areas, they can devastate crops and trees and upset native ecosystems. And we humans often inadvertently provide transportation for these hungry pests. …

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9 Facts About ALS Every Ice Bucket Challenger Should Know

You've probably watched dozens of videos of friends and celebrities dumping buckets of ice water over their heads and challenging others to do the same. This video, though, cuts right to the heart of …

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6 Things to Know About Obamacare

I hate the word "Obamacare." Last year, television host Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets to ask passersby which they liked better, Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They're one and the same,…

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Tips to Avoid Backpack Injuries

As you make your way through your back-to-school checklist, there's one item that could directly affect your child's health. The backpack. While style, color, and the latest "in" logos may be uppermos…

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5 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You Unless You Ask

If you want to make the most out of your time with your doctor, you've got to be honest. Keeping important details to yourself may harm you in the long run. Doctors also know a lot of things we don't…

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Stigmatized and Misunderstood, Hepatitis Kills 1.5 Million People a Year

It's ignored, stigmatized, and misunderstood, but it kills 1.5 million people every year, as many as HIV/AIDS. It's the leading cause of liver cancer. Hepatitis is a serious inflammation of the liver,…

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We’re Wasting Food & Money By Misreading These Labels

"Sell By," "Best By," "Use By." If food labels are confusing you, you're not alone. That confusion is causing us to dump tons of perfectly edible food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic R…

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Is Climate Change Causing Your Kidney Stones?

More people are getting kidney stones, and a new study suggests that rising temperatures may have something to do with it. More than half a million people visit U.S. emergency rooms each year due to k…

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