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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Sesame Street launches Muppet program to help kids cope with trauma

Nearly half of all children in the United States face traumatic experiences that can radically alter the course of their lives, research shows.

Middle-age Americans in 2017 are less healthy than prior generations: Study

As Americans in their 50s move toward retirement age, many are in worse overall health than their peers in prior generations, researchers warn.

High blood pressure in 40s increases women’s risk for dementia, study...

Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s could be much more vulnerable to dementia later in life, a new study suggests.

Trump administration scraps ACA’s birth control mandate

The Trump administration formally removed a federal health provision requiring employers to provide coverage for birth control, Health and Human Services announced Friday.

Cigna scraps coverage for OxyContin in anti-abuse effort

Insurer Cigna announced Thursday it will no longer cover the opioid painkiller OxyContin, as part of a commitment to reduce overuse of the addictive drug.