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Evander Holyfield a deadbeat dad?

Former boxing heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield hasn't fought a match in a while, but he is still making the newspapers. Unfortunately, he's in the legal notices section and the news isn't good. Holyfield's $10 million estate in Atlanta, Georgia...

Does a caesarean = no insurance?

For some women, it does. As the number of individuals seeking their own health insurance (not through an employer-sponsored plan) increases right along with the startling number of women getting C-sections these days, insurance companies are making...

Insurance company cuts off girl allergic to food

I've known kids who were allergic to dairy products. I've known kids with allergies to peanuts, eggs, and a whole host of other things. I seem to be allergic to alcohol. But what if you were allergic to everything? What if the only things you could...

College students to have less money or more babies

It used to be that you could have all the sex you wanted in college without breaking the bank on protecting yourself -- but today's student is faced with a decision: beer money, or baby? Previously, drug companies sold birth-control pills and other...

Fewer teens becoming parents

How are America's kids doing? According to National Center for Health Statistics, they are doing very well, thank you. Fewer teens are having sex and those who are doing it, are using condoms. As a result, the teen birthrate is lower than it has ever...

The value of child health insurance programs

A recent on HealthDay news reported that government-sponsored health insurance for low-income children boosts their access to care and improves their quality of life. Reporting in the September issue of Pediatrics, researchers at the Rand Corp....

Parents having a hard time finding HPV vaccines

Many parents who are hoping to get the much anticipated and newly approved vaccine that helps to prevent cervical cancer are experiencing frustration in either locating the drug or getting their insurance companies to pay for it. The vaccine, which...

Dangers of purchasing medicines online

An article in Lancet warns that people who buy medicines over the internet could be unwittingly putting their health at risk according to doctors in the U.K. Some drugs are fake and contain ingredients bearing little resemblance to the medicine named...

Health insurance for children showed improvement in 2005

Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released two reports describing new estimates of health insurance coverage and other major indicators of health and health care. American children experienced the greatest increase in...

Ob/Gyns in New Jersey increasingly pregnancy care, delivery from services

Here's a sobering article from the folks at NorthJersey.com about a disturbing trend among obstetrician/gynecologists to drop obstetrics from their practices. The factors include the rising cost of malpractice insurance, which in New Jersey can climb...

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