Muscatine Journal - Health-fitness

6 ways to stay healthy this winter

Take a look at these six ways to stay healthy this winter and you might manage to avoid seasonal viruses. If you do come down with somethin… Read more

Most People Know Less About GMOs Than They Think

This is your brain on heroin

Sanjay Gupta explains what happens to your brain on opiates, the key ingredient in heroin and other powerful narcotics. Read more

Your brain on marijuana

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions. Read more

Birthday: John Boorman

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Movie director John Boorman is 86.  Read more

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DNA pioneer stripped of honors over 'reprehensible' race comments

A Nobel Prize-winning American scientist who co-discovered DNA has been stripped of his honorary titles at the laboratory he once led after repeating racist comments in a documentary. Read more

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to. Read more

Newsom Diverges Sharply From Washington With Health Care Budget

California Gov. Gavin Newsom made health care a priority in his proposed state budget, asking lawmakers to authorize state-funded financial aid for health insurance, impose a penalty on uninsured Californians and expand Medicaid coverage to unauthorized immigrants. Read more

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America's most-searched-for phobias of 2018

From a fear heights and spiders to a fear of being alone, here are the top phobias in each state. Read more

The five most addictive substances in the world

Chances are, you've tried at least two of these addictive substances. Here's how they affect your brain. Read more

Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

Before embarking on a weight loss plan for the new year, here's a look at some of what was learned last year. Read more

This is your brain on heroin

Sanjay Gupta explains what happens to your brain on opiates, the key ingredient in heroin and other powerful narcotics. Read more

This is your brain on pain

Opioids are one of the most common ways for doctors to manage pain. But more and more people are turning to pot over pills. So what is actu… Read more

Marijuana Addiction Is Real Even If It Doesn't Affect Most Users

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Fighting the cold virus and other threats, body makes trade-off

Courtesy of Yale School of Medicine. A Yale research team has revealed how cells in different parts of the human airway vary in their response to the common cold virus. Their finding could help solve the mystery of why some people exposed to the cold virus get ill while others don't, said the researchers. Read more

Fight a denied Medicare Advantage claim

If a Medicare Advantage plan denies you coverage for medically necessary care, don't take it lying down. File an appeal, and your odds are good that the plan will overturn its decision. That's the message for consumers in a recent government report examining service and payment denials in Medicare... Read more

Fiber talk

Most people know that fiber is important, but do they really know what it is and why? Fiber is the non-digestible carbohydrate portion of food. The digestive system breaks down other carbohydrates, protein and fat for energy and growth, but it is unable to digest fiber in the small intestine. Read more