Last Wednesday, a bill requiring the vaccination of all children in California moved forward in the state legislature.
Last Thursday, more than 50 House Democrats and more than 30 national advocacy groups like Planned Parenthood sent letters to the Department of Health and Human Services, urging the Obama administration to classify pregnancy as a “qualifying life event” under the Affordable Care Act. A qualifying life event is when something major happens in one’s life, like a change in family size, such as giving birth or getting married, that allows an enrollment period to open up to sign up for health care.
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found that people who work over 48 hours a week have a 13 percent higher chance of engaging in risky drinking than people who work 35 to 40 hours a week.
Last Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed that Medicare beneficiaries under the age of 74 who, for at least 30 years of their lives smoked one pack of cigarettes a day, would be covered for annual screenings for lung cancer, according to the New York Times.
Last Friday, Oct. 17, the governors of New York, New Jersey and Illinois declared a mandatory 21-day quarantine for anyone who came back to the United States after being in any of the West African countries facing the Ebola epidemic.
Walking into TD Garden on Sunday night, crowds rambled up the escalators, tickets in hand, eagerly awaiting the start of the performance.
Every day in the United States, 6,748 people are treated for drug overdoses in emergency rooms across the country, according to the Center daily for Disease Control.
In 1964, the surgeon general issued a report concluding for the first time that smoking can cause lung cancer.
Too many times throughout pre-college schooling, I sat at a desk with my extra sharp No. 2 pencils lined up in a row, ready to bubble in the answers on the dreaded standardized tests.
While I usually would not use Fox News as writing inspiration, a recent article was both too interesting and relevant to let go.