Gallup: More Americans Were Uninsured in 2011
Texas continues to be the state with the highest percentage of residents without health insurance, according to the latest Gallup health survey on insurance coverage in the United States.
Western States Boast the Best Wellbeing
Want to be happier? Move out west. The latest Gallup report finds people living in western states have the highest well-being.
Prostate, Colon, Lung Cancer Rates Down
Cancer rates for lung, prostate and colon cancer has dropped significantly for men in the United States, according to the latest Cancer Facts & Figures report from the American Cancer Society.
CDC: The U.S. Suicide Rate Continues to Rise
The U.S. suicide rate is the highest in 15 years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report found the suicide rate has been on the rise since 2000, and hit its highest point in 2009.
Weight Training Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms
Weight training for two years straight significantly improves motor function for those living with Parkinson’s disease, according to a new report from the American Academy of Neurology.
Exercise Increasingly Recommended By Doctors, CDC Says
More U.S. physicians are prescribing exercise to patients, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Medical Debt Is On the Rise
Due to one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression, hundreds of thousands of Californians lost their jobs, along with the health plans that came with those jobs, according to a new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Disengaged Workers Are More Stressed With Longer Commutes
A long commute to work may make it harder for American workers who are “actively disengaged” at work, but commuting isn’t linked to daily stress and worry for “engaged”workers, according to a new Gallup Poll.
Study: Football Players Get Concussions From Multiple Hits, Not Just One
Football players receive concussions because of cumulative hits to the head, as opposed to just one single blow, according to researchers at Purdue University.
Pfizer Recalling 1 Million Defective Birth Control Packets
Drug company Pfizer Inc., is recalling 1 million packets of birth control pills, after finding an error on the packaging.