Twin Falls Times-News - Health-fitness

4 Tools to help seniors stay on track with medication

Medication management can be difficult for older adults who take multiple prescriptions. Here are a few apps and tools to make it easier and safer. Read more

States Attacking ACA Would Suffer Most If Shield On Preexisting Conditions Were Axed

A coalition of Republican states has launched a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, including provisions requiring insurers to offer coverage to people with preexisting conditions without raising rates. An analysis shows that some of these states have the highest proportion of such residents. Read more

'Lava Bomb' From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Injures 22 People

Researchers Develop A Way To Test For Early Alzheimer's Disease

Buhl publisher first woman to 'run the chairs' of the Idaho VFW


BUHL — Melanie Foster is one tough cookie filled with compassion. Read more


Why video game addiction is classified as a mental health condition

Video games like Fortnite and Candy Crush may be just as addictive as cocaine for some gamers, according to the World Health Organization. Read more

Why do our brains love fatty foods?

A study has found that our brain is to blame for our love of french fries and other fatty/carbohydrate loaded meals. Read more

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ACA Under Fire. Again.

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the health politics of the latest Supreme Court pick, as well as the Trump administration’s efforts to further undermine the Affordable Care Act. Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health stories of the week. Read more


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10 great Father's Day gifts for all kinds of dads

You could go with a classic tie or "World's Best Dad" mug, but why not step your Father's Day game up a bit? These 10 gift ideas have a lit… Read more

5 effective (and free) online workouts you can do at home

Whether you're not into expensive trendy fitness classes or just don't feel like leaving your house to get a good workout, here's a look at… Read more

Which candies pack the most sugar?

While it's unlikely that candy will ever be classified as healthy fare, some confections have a lot more sugar jam-packed into their bright… Read more

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Quick action on concussion symptoms helps athletes recover faster, researchers find

Courtesy of University of Florida Health System. In the warrior ethos that permeates sports, athletes sometimes shake off injuries and stay in the game. It's considered a measure of toughness. Read more

Tailoring health care for older patients

When you visit a doctor's office, hospital or nursing home, what determines the type of care you receive? That's the question Muriel Gillick, M.D., professor of population medicine at Harvard Medical School, explores in "Old and Sick in America: The Journey Through the Health Care System". Read more

Healthful vegetarian diets linked with benefits

The latest research presented at the International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition at Loma Linda University in February 2018 shows that vegan and vegetarian diets are consistently linked with health benefits. Based on multiple cohort studies presented at the conference, including the... Read more