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 ...
High-tech gadgets monitor seniors’ safety at home
WASHINGTON — It could mean no more having to check up on Mom or Dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress one day might automatically alert you to early signs of trouble well before an elderly loved one gets sick or suffers a fall.Continued ...
- Study: Half who now buy own health plan to get aid