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Key Facts about the Cost of Health Care in the US

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Health care costs have been rising for years. Expenditures in the United States on health care surpassed $2 trillion in 2006, almost three times the $714 billion spent in 1990, and over eight times the $253 billion spent in 1980. Stemming this growth has become a major policy priority,

Health Care Statistics in the United States

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Health Insurance The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not have a universal health care system. Source: Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences In 2010, the percentage of Americans without health insurance was 16.3%, or 49.9 million uninsured people. Source: US Census

How stress affects your health

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INTRODUCTION Stress and health are closely linked. It is well known that stress, either quick or constant, can induce risky body-mind disorders. Immediate disorders such as dizzy spells, anxiety, tension, sleeplessness, nervousness and muscle cramps can all result in chronic health problems. In the long run they may also

What is the best 12-week diet plan for fat loss?

Ask: As the weather gets warmer we become more self-conscious about our weight. Since summer is right around the corner it is time to get our fat loss diet in check. What is the best 12-week diet plan for fat loss? What is a reasonable amount of weight to

Body Care: Why You Should Take Care Of Your Body and Your Health

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If your health fails, it can overshadow everything else that’s going on in your life. From relatively minor health issues such as aches and pains, lethargy, and indigestion to major health problems that can threaten your existence, health can really impact happiness and stress levels. Making a commitment to

Low-Carb Diet May Slow Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. This fatal and progressive condition destroys brain cells, resulting in memory loss and severe thinking and behavioral problems (aggression, delusions, and hallucinations) that interfere with daily life and activities. The cause is conventionally believed to be a

What can I replace my rice and pasta with if I want to go low-carb?

Ask: I normally use rice, pasta and bread A LOT in my cooking, but now I want to lose weight and cut back on carbohydrates. However, I have no idea what I can replace these ingredients with. To me, a meal without anything starchy just doesn’t feel very filling!

What should I stay away from if I want to follow through with a low carb diet?

Ask: Okay, so I heard the low carb diet is great and I wanna give it a try. Could you guys give me some tips or dos and don’ts of low card dieting? Answer: You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don’t eat protein alone) than not eating

What are some some additional ways one can use to build a healthy diet?

Ask: This is for an essay I’ve already got 1.) Eating organic foods (which I’ll elaborate on) 2.) Balancing foods as per the standards of the food pyramid Answer: There is no better way to bring the body to the state of optimal health than with a low carb

What is a good distance to start running when you are overweight?

Ask: I am really overweight, and know that i need to lose weight. I figured the best way to lose the weight is to start running, but I dont know what is a good distance to start with. Obviously I am too out of shape to run the whole