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  1. Why a lack of education raises death risk for some Americans

    Health

    WASHINGTON — Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found.

    Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursda that the loss of steady middle-income jobs for those with high school degrees or less has triggered broad problems for this group. [Associated Press]
  2. 'Trump Troubadour,' who attended 45 Trump rallies to honor his late son, feels 'betrayed' because of health care

    National

    The grieving father stood with his guitar and his cowboy hat in the cold, crowded lines for hours, driving to towns big and small in nearly every corner of the country.

    Kraig Moss, then a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, walks by a truck with a Trump painting in which he was touring Iowa on Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. Moss now feels Trump has betrayed him with the Republican health care bill. [Photo by Brendan Hoffman | Getty Images]
  3. Future of medical pot in Florida still cloudy after Senate discussion

    Legislature

    TALLAHASSEE — What began as a decisive instruction from voters that patients who need medical marijuana should have access to it is shaping up to be a complex and contentious fight in the Florida Capitol.

     Some of the medical marijuana products on display in the “Garden” at Surterra Wellness Center, 2558 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, on Feb. 27. Surterra Holdings is one of seven companies in Florida licensed to grow and sell medical marijuana products in the state.
  4. Mayo Clinic Q&A: relief from dry eyes

    Health

    WANTED: DRY EYE RELIEF

    My eyes have gotten drier as I've gotten older, and I've tried eye drops for relief. But some eye drops feel irritating, and others seem to have a thick consistency. What options do I have?

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  5. Give your health and fitness routine a spring clean

    Health

    Spring is in the air, and all across the nation people are weeding through closets, kitchens and garages, resulting in hauls to Goodwill, curbside freebies and overflowing trash cans everywhere.

    Young athletic woman doing push-ups.
  6. Study: Obesity is up, weight-loss efforts are down

    Health

    CHICAGO

    Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons.

    “As more people around us are getting heavier, we simply believe we are fine,” said Dr. Jian Zhang, a public health researcher at Georgia Southern University and the lead author in the study.
  7. For a fast, easy, healthful dinner, try Poached Cod With Raw Papaya Relish

    Health

    Balancing healthy eating with a crazy weeknight schedule is tricky for everyone. We all have competing priorities that chip away at our days: Kids, careers, school, home and family obligations all take time and energy. And next thing we know, it's 6 p.m. and we haven't given any thought to dinner. What we do next is …

    You don’t have to rely on fresh fish for Poached Cod With Papaya Relish. Frozen fillets will work.
  8. Senators poised for first major medical marijuana hearing

    Blogs

    Florida's new medical marijuana market will start to take shape today as a panel of senators workshops five proposals to put the voter-approved constitutional amendment legalizing the drug into place.

    Medical marijuana
  9. Find the strength within: Build up your core muscles

    Health

    Let's talk a little about the most talked about muscle group in our bodies: the abominable abdominals.

    Barbi Bozich does the leg extension with knee lift.
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  10. House Republicans unveil changes to their health care bill to corral votes

    National

    WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders, racing toward a planned Thursday vote on their proposed health-care overhaul, unveiled changes to the legislation late Monday that they think will win over enough members to secure its passage.

    President Donald Trump is expected to meet with members of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to secure support for the GOP's health care overhaul.  [Mark Wilson | Getty Images]