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How teletherapy addresses mental health needs


WASHINGTON -- An acute need for more and easier access to mental health treatment and improvements in communications technology have set off a boom in remote therapy, but strict licensing rules and varying state laws are hampering its growth. ...

Clinton's promise to 'fix' Obamacare rate hikes unlikely to happen with GOP-held House


WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton promised to fix problems with Obamacare that led to average rate hikes of 25 percent next year for mid-level health plans before subsidies. But a quick fix, or any fix, seems unlikely given that it would probably ...

University of Washington global health initiative gets $210 million from Gates Foundation


SEATTLE -- A bold initiative by the University of Washington to improve the health of all the world's people is getting a big boost from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is writing a $210 million check to build a home for the project -- ...

Infrared sauna heat comforts with precautions


KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- Touted for pain relief, cellular detox, cardiovascular improvement, lowered blood pressure and anti-aging, infrared saunas are celebrity-approved and gaining popularity. But the spa treat is not without detractors who have ...

Belly up to the TV: Binge watching could lead to more stomach fat


Binge watchers, you may want to hit the pause button for this: watching TV has been linked to more belly fat -- even for people who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight. For every hour and a half spent watching TV, abdominal fat ...

An idea borrowed from South Africa: Ordinary citizens fill gaps in health care


NEW YORK -- Destini Belton isn't a doctor or a nurse. She's a trained health coach, and as a trusted neighbor in Harlem, she goes where clinics and hospitals can't -- into patients' homes to understand the mundane but vital details of their lives....

What do you know about shigellosis?


Washing your hands is key to helping stop the spread of bacteria. Shigella infection (shigellosis) is an intestinal disease caused by a family of bacteria known as shigella. The main sign of shigella infection is diarrhea, which often is bloody. ...

New California law will more finely parse health data on Asians


For years, California has used a limited number of categories to map out health trends among Asian ethnic groups. People of Taiwanese descent may have been folded into the Chinese demographic group in identifying death, disease and pregnancy rates...

Obamacare enrollment is expected to grow by just 1 million next year


WASHINGTON -- Under pressure to stabilize wobbly insurance markets nationwide, the Obama administration is making a new push to sign up Americans for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, aiming to increase enrollment by about 1 million...

Memory lapses — normal aging? Or is it time to see your doctor?


Dear Mayo Clinic: My father, who is 79 years old and in good health, has become quite forgetful. He seems to recognize that it's happening, but laughs it off and chalks it up to old age. I know memory problems are common as people get older, but I...