The same flaws that caused a New York judge to overturn Mayor Bloomberg's ban on big sugary drinks are inherent in proposals to ban the purchase of sugary drinks using food stamps. Such bans are unlikely to help fight obesity and can do substantial damage to the safety net.
Employees increasingly have to choose between health insurance with sky-high premiums or health insurance with expensive co-payments and deductibles, Reich writes.
If you want to save money and enjoy some of the benefits of drinking water, our personal finance expert has a simple suggestion. Drink the daily recommended number of glasses, while also replacing half of your other beverages with the free, healthful alternative.
The National Institutes of Health issued new guidelines indicating that the use of chimpanzees to study diseases is rarely necessary.
Health insurers must also provide other preventive services under new federal rules, which say health insurers can't charge a co-pay.
World AIDS Day on Wednesday is a chance to assess the impact of six years of heavy US and international donor funding.
As the food recall list grows and food imports flood into the US, it may be time to revamp America's 70-year-old laws on food safety.