THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- Most Americans who buy health insurance through an Affordable Care Act marketplace will not pay significantly more for their coverage in 2018, despite actions by President Donald Trump that have roiled the insurance markets.
Eight out of 10 people buying insurance through ACA ("Obamacare") marketplaces qualify for tax credits that lower their premium costs, experts say, and they will not be affected by Trump's decision to halt cost-sharing reimbursements to insurance companies.
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- More than 20 percent of young white women who've been to a tanning salon become addicted to tanning -- even though doing so raises their risk of deadly skin cancer and premature skin aging, a new study reports.
These women seem to depend on tanning to feel attractive and often show symptoms of depression, the researchers said.
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- That evening stroll you take after dinner most nights may be doing you more good than you realize -- new research suggests even a bit of regular walking can reduce your risk of death.
"Walking has been described as the 'perfect exercise' because it is simple, free, convenient, doesn't require any special equipment or training, and can be done at any age," said study leader Alpa Patel, a cancer epidemiologist from the American Cancer Society.
THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 -- More U.S. cancer patients gained insurance they needed for their care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new research reveals.
Researchers tracked government data on more than 858,000 adults aged 19 to 64 with a first-time cancer diagnosis. The uninsured rate fell from just over 5.7 percent between 2010-2013 to about 3.8 percent in 2014, when the ACA health insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion went into effect, the study found.