Health & Health Care / Dental Care

  • Why sparkling water may not be as healthy as you think

      

    Sparkling water is often promoted as a healthy alternative to soda. But the bubbly beverage is not without its potential health risks. Olga Khazan, a staff writer at...

  • Do you really need that medical procedure?

      

    Unnecessary medical operations can drain your bank account. Getting a second opinion is key.

  • 9 ways to spend your remaining FSA dollars

      

    Do you still have money left in your Flexible Spending Arrangement (or Flexible Spending Account/FSA)? If you overestimated your medical expenses for 2015, you might lose those funds under the...

  • The bottle of water you just bought is probably tap water... Here's what to know & how to save

      

    Ohh bottled water... The convenience of having a product -- that you can get for free -- bottled for you has turned into a more than $18 billion industry in the U.S. So if you're...

  • Medicare drug costs are about to go up... Here's how to save

      

    Paying for health care is one of the most complicated and challenging expenses that older Americans face, and rising prices are about to make it even more difficult. Rising cost of Medicare...

  • How to find cheaper dental care

      

    Teeth are disgusting. They’re these little chunks of calcified tissue, minerals, and whatever “dental pulp” is, hiding in our faces like ashamed, albino trolls. But, love...

  • 6 things you didn’t know about healthy teeth and gums

      

    We’ve all got the lecture from our dentist about the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth properly. But Michigan dentist Dr. Susan Maples – who wrote 'Blabber Mouth! 77...

  • Why you should stop drinking bottled water

      

    When you buy bottled water, are you really getting what you're paying for? Real Simple magazine estimates that 48% of bottled water is actually filtered municipal tap water. If you want to...

  • Dangerous trend: Teens are making DIY braces that can ruin their teeth

      

    Thankfully, the #KylieJennerChallenge lip-plumping trend is long gone. But teens apparently have started another dangerous fad: do-it-yourself braces. According to WISH, youngsters have...

  • Can chewing gum be as effective as flossing?

      

    Would you rather chew gum or floss your teeth? And no, it's not a trick question. Gum-chewers, keep on chewin' According to a study published by science journal PLOS ONE, scientists...

  • Prescription Plan Guide

      

    Prescription Plans for Less Publix.com - 14 day supply of select antibiotics for FREE Walmart.com - 30-day supply of select generic drugs for $4 or a 90-day supply for $10 Target.com -...

  • Obamacare / Affordable Health Care Act Guide

      

    I know whenever I talk about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), it is a political fault line in the country. Even though I have views that differ from the law of the...

  • Prosthetics Can Be Made Affordable With 3-D Printers

      

    If you end up losing a body part, prosthetics can be expensive. But the miracle of new technology has a cost-effective answer. Here's a look at the emerging field of cheap...

  • Concierge medicine offers personalized medical attention

      

    In an effort to circumvent health insurance headaches, some doctors have switched to cash-only practices and are saving their patients big bucks in the process. CNNMoney.com reports there are a...

  • 12 Things You Need To Know About Obamacare Before 2014

      

    The new Obamacare regulations can be a confusing maze to navigate.Should you set yourself up on Healthcare.gov? We all know how well that site has been working the past few months. When do we...