Health & Fitness

How much health insurers pay for almost everything must now be made public

Philly Voice (Health) 7/1 4:47P Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health New
Starting Friday, July 1, health insurers and self-insured employers were required to post on websites every price they've negotiated with providers – with the exception of those paid for prescription drugs. The federally required data release...

Multi-state listeria outbreak includes cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Philly Voice (Health) 7/1 11:00A Franki Rudnesky
A listeria outbreak with unknown origins has killed one person and sickened 22 others, including one person in Pennsylvania and another in New Jersey, the CDC says. Most of those infected either live in Florida, or had traveled there about a...

Physical and mental milestones to watch for in your toddler

Philly Voice (Health) 6/30 6:55A Julia Aspen, Sponsored by Indepe
For the first year of your child’s life, it can feel like there’s a new leap forward every day. As they become a toddler (between 1 and 3 years old), growth begins to slow, but there are still significant milestones intellectually, emotionally,...

Kratom use has become more common despite warnings that it's addictive

Philly Voice (Health) 6/30 5:08A Noah Zucker
Kratom has been touted as a treatment to opioid withdrawal symptoms, but many people use it to get high. Six U.S. states have banned the sale, possession and use of the drug, and federal agencies have warned that it has addictive properties. The...

Amazon, Rite Aid Cap Purchase Of Emergency Contraceptives

CBS Philly (Health) 6/29 12:45P Health – CBS Philly
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade . Amazon s limit, which temporarily caps...

Summer skin care requires more than just sunscreen, dermatologists say

Philly Voice (Health) 6/29 5:57A Tracey Romero
To protect your skin from the summer sun, dermatologists offer several tips: Use sunscreen and reapply it often, stick to the shade, use non-comedogenic products, don't stop moisturizing, wash your face diligently, summerize makeup and avoid...
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