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Medicare changes payment structure for heart attacks, hip fractures

The cardiac and hip fracture experiments are the latest development in a big push under the Obama administration to reinvent Medicare, steering the program away from paying piecemeal for services, regardless of quality and cost.

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Friends, family better than docs when it comes to health

Leveraging existing relationships with friends and family may be a more effective way to improve a person’s health and encourage new healthy habits and behaviors than increasing interactions with physicians or other clinicians.

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Why we are afraid to take a risk as we age

Age itself is not the determining factor in how an individual views or tolerates risk when making decisions. Instead, it is the age-related decline in the volume of gray matter in our brain.

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Is healthy food costlier? Study shows surprising results

Consumers believe healthy food must be more expensive than cheap eats and that higher-priced food is healthier, even when there is no supporting evidence, according to new research.

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8 simple steps to create confidence

If you find a lack of confidence is holding you back from fully enjoying your personal life, or achieving your professional goals, it may be time to take action.

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At age 550 is Santa Claus an example of an unhealthy lifestyle?

Given his seemingly reckless behavior and his penchant for high-fat, high-sugar treats, should we be worried about Santa’s health?

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