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  1. Get a workout and explore the scenic sides of Florida on a bike tour

    Health

    Hopping on your bike can be an invigorating way to see parts of Florida, engaging your legs while being easy on your joints. But Florida is a state with a terrible reputation for keeping cyclists safe.

    Alan Snel, guide for Escape Adventures Florida, bikes on A1A in St. Lucie County on Florida's East Coast.
  2. About that insomnia ...

    Health

    Insomnia is like a thief in the night, robbing millions — especially those older than 60 — of much-needed restorative sleep.

    Insomnia is often overlooked during routine checkups, which not only diminishes the quality of an older person’s life but may also cause or aggravate physical and emotional disorders, including symptoms of cognitive loss.
  3. Mayo Clinic Q&A: the benefits of flaxseed; set a pace for jogging success

    Health

    FLAXSEED BRINGS BENEFITS

    I've heard that adding flaxseed to my diet could improve my health. How should I take it?

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  4. Five-Spice Chicken Breast in Orange Broth packs protein, flavor

    Health

    Eating healthy on a budget and tight schedule means the boneless skinless chicken breast makes frequent appearances on our dinner table. It's a smart choice as a lean protein: One cup of cubed chicken breast has 43 grams of protein yet only 5 grams of fat.

    Five-Spice Chicken Breast in Orange Broth is anything but boring. It’s also nutritious.
  5. Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care

    Health

    WASHINGTON — Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to Obamacare, she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. This makes her chuckle amid the serious choices she faces every month between groceries, electricity and …

    More than 4 in 10 Republicans, Democrats and independents say health care is a top issue facing the country, the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll showed.  But there seems to be little agreement on what to do about it. [Associated Press]
  6. 18 million could lose insurance, premiums to rise if Obamacare is repealed and not replaced, study finds

    National

    WASHINGTON — Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday.

    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 10. Premiums and the number of uninsured would soar under a Republican bill scuttling President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that Congress passed last year, lawmakers' nonpartisan budget analyst estimated Tuesday in a report underlining the GOP's risks as it starts a fresh push to dismantle and replace that statute. [Associated Press]
  7. State begins medical marijuana rule process

    Blogs

    State health officials have started the process that will ultimately allow Floridians with debilitating conditions to buy and use medical marijuana.

  8. Democrats rally across the country to save and expand Obamacare

    Health

    Democrats and labor organizers spent Sunday at dozens of rallies across the country, pledging to fight in Congress against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and any attempt to change Medicare or Medicaid. The party's leaders faced crowds ranging in size from dozens to thousands of people, urging them to call …

    Hundreds of people attend a rally in support of the Affordable Care Act, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Portland City Hall, in Portland, Maine. Similar rallies took place around the country. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle) RPPW102
  9. Meet three women on the front lines of Zika vaccine testing

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    They are three women who have spent months getting an experimental vaccine in the name of science. On each date of a strict timetable, they've headed to windowless exam rooms in Bethesda, Md., Baltimore and Atlanta and stuck out their arms, to get an injection or to have blood drawn. Or both.

    Andrea Vaught grasps a stress toy as she has her blood drawn by phlebotomist Catina Boyd. Vaught is part of a clinical trial for a Zika vaccine at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. [Allison Shelley | Washington Post]
  10. Testing wearable sensors as 'check engine' light for health

    Health

    WASHINGTON — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.

    Michael Snyder, professor and chairman of genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, sports wearable gadgets. Wearable gadgets gave Snyder an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease. [Steve Fisch via AP]