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Why Health Care Premiums Are Rising Under Obamacare

moodboard/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Obama administration acknowledged on Monday that premiums for its popular health care plans will rise substantially next year, another hiccup for the president’s signature law, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.Insurers are set to raise the premiums for plans sold through by an average 22 percent in 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a report. This is approximately triple the percentage increase from 2015 to 2016, when premiums increased by 7.5 percent.HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews...
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Olympic Swimmer Takes to Instagram to Thank Fan for Sounding Alarm on Chest Mole

Arctic-Images/Getty Images(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- An Olympic gold medalist took to social media recently to thank a fan for drawing attention to a suspicious mole on his chest, saying initially he'd been "blasé" about having it checked out himself.On Friday, Australian swimmer Mack Horton, 20, of Melbourne, posted a picture of himself giving a thumbs-up, with a bandage taped to his chest."Shout out to the person that emailed the swim team doctor and told me to get my mole checked out," Horton wrote in a caption. "Good...
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What Parents Should Know About the Updated Safe Sleeping Guidelines for Infants

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Getting a crying infant back to sleep can be an immense relief for exhausted parents. But doing so the right way can save a baby's life.An estimated 3,500 infants die every year from unexplained deaths, including cases of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), and medical experts believe that good sleeping habits for infants can help save lives. The American Academy of Pediatrics released updated guidelines on Monday on safe sleeping habits for parents and infants to help decrease the chances of SIDS.Here are...
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Joint Health: Can Exercises Reduce the Need for Surgery?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Doctors have good news for people who suffer from joint pain caused by conditions like osteoarthritis. Although physicians can’t always predict who will get osteoarthritis, they say exercise can strengthen the body and help avoid invasive operations. Todd Wilkowski, the physical therapist who treats Good Morning America co-anchor Lara Spencer, visited the show Tuesday to discuss the benefits of pre-emptive exercise. ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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