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Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:39 PM EST

Step Up Your Coffee Game With an Aeropress

Step Up Your Coffee Game With an Aeropress

Making delicious home-brewed coffee will be easier than you think with these quick and easy steps to making a cup of coffee with an Aeropress.

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 05:25 PM EST

Mental Health Care Worries Linger 5 Years After Sandy Hook

Mental Health Care Worries Linger 5 Years After Sandy Hook

Anguished mothers with mentally ill children have sought out Liza Long for help ever since she wrote an essay, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," comparing experiences with her son to the emotionally troubled...

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 04:32 PM EST

Survey Finds Massachusetts Is the Healthiest State in US

Survey Finds Massachusetts Is the Healthiest State in US

A new survey has ranked Massachusetts as the the healthiest state in the United States.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 09:06 PM EST

Families May Lose CHIP Children's Health Insurance

Families May Lose CHIP Children's Health Insurance

Officials in several states started warning families this week that funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is about to run out. The joint state-federal health plan designed to...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:36 AM EST

Opioid Crisis Strains Foster System as Kids Pried From Homes

Opioid Crisis Strains Foster System as Kids Pried From Homes

Across the U.S., soaring use of heroin and other opioids has sent tens of thousands of kids flooding into the foster care system — creating a generation of children abandoned by addicted parents, orphaned by...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:32 PM EST

Holding His Son, Jimmy Kimmel Pleads for Health Care Program

Holding His Son, Jimmy Kimmel Pleads for Health Care Program

Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery. Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he pleaded with...

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 04:21 PM EST

Some Glitches Seen in Deadline Week for 'Obamacare' Sign-Ups

Some Glitches Seen in Deadline Week for 'Obamacare' Sign-Ups

Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for "Obamacare" sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience. In...

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 01:44 PM EST

Deaths From Window Blinds Show Need for Cord Ban, Study Says

Deaths From Window Blinds Show Need for Cord Ban, Study Says

Children's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords. Nearly 17,000 young...

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 05:49 PM EST

Depression, Anxiety Crisis Deepening in America

Depression, Anxiety Crisis Deepening in America

Alex Crotty was just 11 when things started feeling wrong. “I didn't feel unloved. I just felt numb to the world. Like, I was surrounded by great things, but just I couldn't be happy. And I didn't know why that...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 05:13 PM EST

Studies Show Link Between Sleep, Students' Health

Studies Show Link Between Sleep, Students' Health

Studies show an important link between sleep and a student’s health, safety and learning. Pediatric Sleep Expert Dr. Judy Owens says studies show middle and high school students are chronically sleep...

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