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Five Decades Later, Medicare Might Cover Dental Care

However, research is increasingly showing how closely dental health is related to overall health. Dental problems, and the inflammation and bacteria that come with it, can make other chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease…

Why Racial Inequities Still Persist in Health Care

In Dr. Johnston's hometown of St. Louis, like other cities, has fewer health care providers and specialists in low-income and minority neighborhoods, which is a function of structural racism and a legacy of residential segregation, said…

For Older Adults, Home Care Has Become Harder to Find

The franchisees employ around 7,000 home care workers, most of them over 55 years of age. "We would like to add an additional 1,000 to 1,500 caregivers through this program," said Namrata Yocom-Jan, company president.In east Tennessee,…

Lifelong Exercise Adds Up to Big Health Care Savings

Now scientists at the National Cancer Institute kept records for 21,750 of the volunteers and began grouping them by training session, noting changes over the decades. Did these men and women start exercising more or less often as young…

Vets Go Upscale to Care for Pets (and Their Owners)

When Allegra Brochin and her boyfriend adopted Sprinkles, a lively white Maltese, last year, they set out to find pet care."I started looking straight away," said Ms. Brochin, 23, who works as a communications coordinator for Michael Kors…