Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | What Would Giving Health Care to Undocumented Immigrants Mean? Advertisement Supported by Nearly every Democrat running for president supports the idea, a sharp change from even a few years ago. Here’s a look at the policy behind the politics. ByJan Hoffman July 3, 2019 Providing comprehensive health coverage to undocumented immigrants has long been nothing more than a wouldn’t-it-be-nice item on the far left’s wish list. But in the crowded field of candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, nearly everyone supports it. Almost all of the 19 candidates who responded to a recent New York Times survey on health care positions said “yes” to a question about whether undocumented immigrants should be covered under a “Medicare for all” system, … [Read more...] about What Would Giving Health Care to Undocumented Immigrants Mean?
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Screaming on a roller coaster, or splashing your feet on a splash pad A red, white and blue heart painted on your cheek. Flossing. Dabbing. Being a regular kid. Isabella "Bella" Phelan's 7-year-old body has gone through so much already, after beating back B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia three times. Last week, she was among 54 children ages 4 to 7 who either have cancer or have survived cancer who were treated to four delightful, carefree days at Junior Camp Good Days. No thinking about chemo. Or radiation. Or needles or any of that stuff. "She hasn't stopped talking about it," her mother, Jamie Phelan, said Saturday in a phone interview before picking her up from her final day there. Bella has come home every day a little tired, but elated about all the fun she has had at the camp based at St. Philip's the Apostle Church in Cheektowaga, where just shy of 100 volunteers were on hand to make sure every kid had a memorable time. The children were treated to a carnival and also … [Read more...] about What Junior Camp Good Days means for kids: one girl’s story
Lifestyle by Tracey Bryce April 29, 2019, 12:01 am Sign up to our Weekly newsletter You can’t run away from your problems, they say, but maybe they’re wrong. Running is now hailed as one of the most effective ways to improve mental health, with experts suggesting that exercise can be so mood enhancing that, in some cases, it is replacing antidepressant medication. Next month marks Mental Health Awareness Week – and a chance to get the nation involved in talking about and acting upon the subject of fitness and mental health. Sportscotland will be teaming up with the Scottish Football Association and Scottish Rugby Union to host a conference highlighting mental health in sport at professional level. And the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) will be promoting its Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport, which encourages sporting organisations and clubs, from grassroots to elite levels, to pledge support to ensure there is … [Read more...] about Good for the sole: Mental health experts hail the power of positive running as Scots are urged to hit the road
The sun has almost set on a warm October evening, and I can’t find Jon Bernthal anywhere. I’m walking along a racetrack against an exploding lilac-and-orange sky in the middle of the desert two hours outside Los Angeles. The sound of revving engines is so loud that yelling his name is futile. A few hundred people buzz about, carrying cartons of cigarettes and department-store dinner jackets and porkpie hats and scripts and lights and everything else a summer-tentpole budget can buy to transform our present-day digital hellscape into sweet, simple 1966. I’ve spent the past week holed up in an underground lair with Bernthal, sort of, watching and rewatching his devastating turn as Frank Castle, aka the Punisher—a combat-veteran action hero whose superpower is his quest for justice fueled by the anguish and rage he feels after his wife and children are slaughtered in front of him—so I like my chances of being able to spot him in this traveling circus. … [Read more...] about Star Jon Bernthal on What It Means to Man Up
BEING able to hike up three flights of stairs without stopping slashes your risk of heart death by up to 63 per cent, experts claim. Medics say the step test is an easy home check that predicts the chances of dying young. Spanish scientists said middle-aged adults who can walk up three floors without needing a break have good heart function. It means their chances of cancer death fell by around half compared to those with the worst performance, according to a new study. And their risk of being killed by other causes fell by two-thirds. Lead researcher Dr Jesús Peteiro, a cardiologist at University Hospital A Coruña in Spain, said: “If you can walk very fast up three floors of stairs without stopping, or fast up four floors without stopping, you have good functional capacity. “If not, it’s a good indication that you need more exercise.” The research was presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2018 conference in Italy. More than 12,600 adults with an average age … [Read more...] about Stair climbing test can predict your risk of dying from heart disease, experts say