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New 'GMA' health challenge to drink more water
"GMA" co-anchor Robin Roberts and ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton share their reasons for committing to drinking more water in February.
ANALYSIS: Healthcare quality will improve for all, if we have a federal watchdog
This is the third article in a five-part series. In my last article, I talked about costs out of control in American health care. In this one I will talk about quality. First, think about a life and death industry you know that is under tight federal government control in many ways, to the
Op-Ed: In defense of the feds regulating your health care
Given the critical importance of health care in all our lives, it is understandable that we long for simple fixes to obvious problems with cost control, quality assurance and affordable access. And in their rush to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans are saying that the
Trump administration relaxing Obama-era school lunch standards
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is easing school lunch regulations spearheaded by the Obama administration. Newly minted Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue unveiled a new interim rule on Monday to suspend sodium reduction requirements and whole-grain requirements as well as allow 1 percent fat
Will High School Football Be Banned?
Dr. Richard Besser appears live on "GMA" to weigh in on the recent report that one in 14 high school football players experiences a concussion.
How Government Dietary Guidelines Have Changed Over the Years
Since 1980 the U.S. government has released dietary guidelines every five years aimed at helping Americans stay healthy. While the core tenants of a healthy diet (lots of vegetables, fruits and lean meats) have not changed, guidelines for how much added sugar, cholesterol, sodium and saturated fats
Hawaii Set to Raise Smoking Age to 21: Why It Might Work
With Hawaii poised to become the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21, experts say it might just be a game-changer. The bill prohibits the sale of tobacco products to people under 21 years old, and includes fines for underage smokers and even heftier fines for anyone who buys or sells
Hidden Dangers of Medical Scans
Over the past ten years, Jill Nelson, 52, a health coach, personal trainer and counselor in Chicago, has received at least seven computed tomography (CT) scans and close to 30 sets of X-rays for a variety of health ailments—from two separate disk fusions in her spine to a worrisome-looking spot on
5 Surprising Facts About Water
intro: Whatever the latest food trend—chia seeds, coconut flour, kale chips—you're on it. But you might be skimping on the most basic thing you can do for your health: chugging enough water. "I see this happening a lot with busy women," notes Pamela Peeke, MD, professor of medicine at the
Obama elevates concussion talk
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people. "We want our kids participating in sports," Obama said as he opened a