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States To Help Pay Obamacare Tax On Insurers

States To Help Pay Obamacare Tax On Insurers

Am I Bipolar?

Diagnosing bipolar disorder isn't always easy, but it's crucial to getting the right help.

Risky Behavior After a Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis can make some people behave in unexpected ways. Understand what’s normal—and what may not be safe.

Family, Screen Time Tied to Kids’ Success: Study
boy using laptop

Here’s a back-to-school pop quiz for parents: How much do you think your child’s school grades or emotions are tied to whether you’re sitting down to dinner together? The answer: More than you might think.

Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans
Lentiviruses evolved to current form found in

All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

Tips for Hosting Vegan, Vegetarian, or Gluten-Free Guests
man sitting at table with fork

Having a dinner party? Whether it's a special occasion or a casual get-together, you can serve delicious dishes that everyone will enjoy.

Fish for Thanksgiving? How to Make It
Bryan Caswell

Chef Bryan Caswell, of Houston's The Reef restaurant, dishes about a seafood-oriented Thanksgiving dinner.

Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says
Officials stress that transmission of virus

About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

5 Must-Have Kitchen Tools for Cooks
knife and bamboo cutting board

Get started using these handy kitchen tools by making our recipe for sesame and soy-roasted veggies.

No Idea What's for Dinner? Start Here

Keep your freezer and pantry stocked with a few basics so you're always ready for a quick dinner you can make in 30 minutes or less.

Is Any Amount of Alcohol Good for Us?
man drinking

To drink or not to drink? It's a question not easily answered – at least when it comes to our health.

Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study

Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study

'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds
Prices varied four-fold between pharmacies, and

1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians

Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?
Strategy would greatly reduce deaths from stroke

Researchers find a link but say it's too soon to recommend reducing sodium intake

Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC
When men or women step outside traditional gender

But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

How do I work out on a trampoline?
trampoline workout

Yes, bouncing up and down on a trampoline gives you an aerobic workout, strengthens your muscles, and just might boost your mood!

How Your Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

WebMD looks at some of the most common misconceptions about the dietary needs of older people. How much do you know?

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study
DNA changes appear to rise with more years of

But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

Your Family's Germs May Move With You
Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis,

Study found that bacteria followed people into their new home

Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says
Officials say new treatment centers in Liberia

World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa

Can't Do Yoga? Think Again

WebMD explains how yoga can benefit people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities.

Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa Pilaf, and Cauliflower and Broccoli Au Gratin

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, shares recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes: Brussels sprouts with bacon, quinoa pilaf with cranberries and pecans, and cauliflower and broccoli au gratin.

Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows
Young players may not be learning proper tackling

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says
Expert says annual fecal blood test is equally

Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily

MERS Virus Doesn't Seem to Spread Easily, Study Finds
Patient had recently been in Saudi Arabia,

5 percent chance of getting it, while experts cite a 25 percent chance of catching flu

Light Therapy a Good Option for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions, Study Says
But it's more painful, time consuming than common

But it's more painful, time consuming than common treatment, dermatologist notes

Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice
'Longevity' gene inserted into mouse stem cells

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say

Why Aren't Rx Weight-Loss Drugs More in Demand?
weight loss medicines

Obesity costs the U.S. health-care system close to $150 billion a year. And yet, less than 1% of that $150 billion goes toward prescription medications approved to treat obesity.

10 Most Tempting Salty Foods: French Fries, Pretzels, Pasta Sauce, and More
women reaching for tortilla chips

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, discusses salt and sodium in foods, satisfying alternatives, and how much sodium is too much.

Lemon Cranberry Pudding Cakes, Holiday Shortbread, and Gingerbread Muffins
Three muffins

Recipes for Thanksgiving desserts: lemon cranberry pudding cakes, holiday shortbread, and gingerbread muffins.

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
But one cardiologist stands by the drug,

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

Federal Officials Order Medicaid To Cover Autism Services

Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure
Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works

Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights

Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots
Recommended pre-op therapy neglected in 7 percent

But heart experts say it's not a preferred or ideal choice

Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA
Doing it a lot may increase risk of memory

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study
Study found more short-range connections, fewer

Rates of complications did not rise with age, researchers report

Fitness Tools for Every Athlete

A new generation of fitness tools can help you stay motivated and improve your athletic performance. Learn how at WebMD.

Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds
Areas that control sense of fullness, perception

Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight

Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study

Blood Pressure Controlled Best by Patient: Study

Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study
Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory

Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain

Patients Hope Ice Bucket Challenge Keeps Flowing
John Jerome and his children

John Jerome says he knows the ice bucket challenge is a fad. But for now, the disease that’s killing him, the one that has no known cause or cure, has been brought to the country’s attention like never before.

Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study
But, experts say small study is not conclusive,

People with chronic pain may use pot instead of narcotics, researchers suggest

'Sleep Drunkenness' Is Common and Linked to Other Behavior Issues
Between 6 and 8 hours nightly is ideal.

But condition remains poorly defined and little understood, researcher says

New Birth Control Rules Appear To Track Supreme Court Suggestion

New Birth Control Rules Appear To Track Supreme Court Suggestion

Fiber: How Much Do I Need?
shredded wheat cereal

From WebMD, ways to get more fiber in your diet.

Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs: Number Tripled
But e-cigarettes continue to rise in popularity,

CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking

Bullying Starts Before School Years Begin, Study Finds
Almost 140 children and adults die every year in

And obese boys more likely to be both bully and bullied than slimmer peers, researchers report

Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries
For age-related meniscus tears, physical therapy

For age-related meniscus tears, physical therapy and meds may work as well as arthroscopy

Mushrooms: Nutrition and Enchilada Recipe

Try our mushroom enchilada recipe for a satisfying vegetarian meal that even a meat-lover will like.

Walnut Pesto Recipe and Nutrition Perks
daughter breaking walnut

A mother shares her secret for getting her daughter to eat walnuts. Plus a yummy walnut pesto recipe.

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No longer lonely: He lost 225 lbs
Tevante Clark enrolled in a nutrition program to try to lose weight naturally. He figured if that failed, he would get gastric bypass surgery.
She lost 140 lbs with hypnosis
A dream vacation to Hawaii sounded like a nightmare to Julie Evans because it involved wearing a bathing suit. So when she got home, she vowed to change.
Retired teacher loses 200 pounds
"There's another one who will break our equipment," Kathleen Riser overheard one trainer say, pointing at her 350-plus pound frame. Two years later, people now point to Riser as an inspiration.
Mental health help: Where to turn
Americans often don't know where to turn when dealing with a loved one with serious mental illness, but experts emphsize there are resources available.
School start times are unhealthy
If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.
Venom may hold cure for cancer
How nanotechnology and synthesized venom may hold the key to stopping cancer cell growth.
Ab workouts are a waste of time
You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.
Break up with your trainer
After months of personal training, you're still not seeing results. Could it be time to ditch your trainer?
9 nutrition rules for athletes
Follow these nutrition guidelines to ensure your hard work in training pays off.
Inside your mind with 'Brain Games'
Jason Silva from National Geographic's hit show "Brain Games" talks about tricks the mind plays that shape our reality.
The best way to brush
CNN's Martha Shade reports on what's the best way to brush your teeth.
Still smoking after cancer
CNN's Holly Firfer tells us that some people who have beat cancer continue to smoke.
How outbreak can start, and end
Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes how "contact tracing" could help stem the tide of an Ebola outbreak.
The healthiest fish to eat?
As our oceans become more polluted, Sally Kohn sits down with Fabien Cousteau to talk about the healthiest fish to eat.
Plastic surgery gone wrong
Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif from E!'s new show "Botched" discuss the risks and complications of plastic surgery.
Ha! Laughter is the best medicine
Scott Weems, author of "Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why," speaks with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Sleep more, lose weight
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how sleeping more can actually help you feel less hungry.
Say 'Hello.' You'll live longer
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how something as simple, and as nice, as saying "hello" can help you live to 100.
String may help you live to 100
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how flossing regularly not only helps prevent heart disease but can also help you live to 100.
Twin boys born 24 days apart
Due to a delayed delivery, a set of twins in Massachusetts were born 24 days apart. WCVB's Mary Saladna reports.
Is red meat really bad for you?
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Nina Teicholz, author of "The Big Fat Surprise."
This is your body on weed
Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions.
See man after 700-lb. loss
Robert Walls tipped the scales at 950 lbs. before he made a big decision that helped him shed hundreds of pounds.
Teacher eats only McDonald's
A teacher only eats McDonald's for 90 days, and LOSES 37 pounds. KCCI reports.
Selfies leading to head lice
Nurses report "selfie" posts are causing an increase in teenagers spreading lice.
World's most dangerous workout?
Is the "sport of fitness" the world's most dangerous workout? CNN's Jarrett Bellini asks CrossFitters and gives it a go.
Hear Mrs. O rap for healthy foods
First lady Michelle Obama raps about food at an event to propose limits on the types of foods advertised in schools.
CDC director raises Ebola alarm
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than official figures show, Dr. Tom Frieden says.
The monster that took my son
A week before Cole died, I promised him he would do "something big" someday. For two years, I have been fighting to keep that promise.
Meet the Fittest Man on Earth
From Fittest Man on Earth to new father, CrossFit champion Rich Froning talks about his success at the 2014 Games and where he goes from here.
15 diseases doctors get wrong
After strange pains or mysterious digestive issues, you hope a trip to the doctor will solve your health woes. That's not always the case.
Adam's story: 63 pills a day
The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication.
Train your brain to eat better
Following a healthy diet can alter the way your brain responds to high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.
Forget football: This is Grid League
Get to know Grid League, a new coed sport that's poised to take the fitness world by storm.
What will ALS do with $100M?
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the amazing amount of cash generated by the viral video trend.
15 diseases docs get wrong
After strange pains or mysterious digestive issues, you hope a trip to the doctor will solve your health woes. That's not always the case.
Menopause: Qs you're not asking
Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels.
Surgical 'black box' coming soon
Researchers are working on a tracking device like the ones placed in airplanes that records surgeons' movements during an operation.
'Suicide tourism' has doubled
More than 600 people traveled to Switzerland for the "sole purpose of committing suicide" between 2008 and 2012.
Are your medical records at risk?
Here's what you need to know if your records are stored electronically (and they probably are).
One drink. 8 cookies. Same sugar.
Forget football: This is the Grid League
Get to know Grid League, a new coed sport that's poised to take the fitness world by storm.
Parents of cancer patient: We won't return
The British couple arrested in Spain after pulling their cancer-stricken son out of a Southampton Hospital told a judge they will not return to the UK voluntarily, according to a Madrid court where they appeared on Monday.
How one family broke junk food addiction
The Leake family joins HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell to talk about eliminating processed foods for 100 days.
What they never tell you about losing weight
Shannon Britton lost 268 pounds after having gastric bypass surgery. What she's learned since then will surprise you.
Train your brain to crave healthy food
Following a healthy diet can alter the way your brain responds to high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.
Addicted veterans get a second chance
Veterans treatment courts are helping former warriors who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.
Gupta: How we created a heroin problem
The face of heroin abuse in America is changing. And part of the reason is that society wanted a quick fix to the prescription drug abuse problem.
Ice bucket challenge brings in $100M
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the amazing amount of cash generated by the viral video trend.
Vaccine-autism study under investigation
A study on an alleged link between vaccines and autism has been removed over "serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions."
Menopause Qs you're not asking
Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels.
6 yoga poses to help with sciatica
Sciatica is a real pain in the butt -- and sometimes also in the leg and foot. See six yoga poses that can help provide sciatic pain relief.
Where's my orgasm?
According to studies, 43% of women have experienced some form of sexual dysfunction. Here's what you need to know.
You NEED the corner office
Exposure to daylight improves workers mood, communication abilities, effectiveness on the job, sleep, and overall health.
Spanking's effect on kids' brains
Researchers say physical punishment actually alters the brain -- not only in an "I'm traumatized!" kind of way, but also in an "I literally have less gray matter in my brain!" kind of way.

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