New Lyme disease estimate: 300,000 cases a year
ATLANTA — Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, health officials said today.Continued ...
Study: Half who now buy own health plan to get aid
WASHINGTON — About half the people who now buy their own health insurance — and potentially would face higher premiums next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law — would qualify for federal tax credits to offset rate shock, according to a new private study.Continued ...
Many other people, however, earn too much money to be eligible for help, and could end up paying more.
Safety fears spur regulations for trampoline gyms
PROVO, Utah — Stephen Merrill was finishing his freshman year of college two years ago when he and a group of friends went to an indoor trampoline park in Utah for a day of flipping, jumping and bouncing.Continued ...
Report: Childhood obesity rates fell in 18 states
ATLANTA — A new government report is the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity, health officials said Tuesday.Continued ...
FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription.Continued ...
- New Lyme disease estimate: 300,000 cases a year