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Decades of hype turned protein into a superfood – and spawned a multibillion-dollar industry

A food historian spent a month at the Library of Congress trying to answer the question of why we have historically been, and remain, so focused on dietary protein. Here is what she found. Read more

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Decades of hype turned protein into a superfood – and spawned a multibillion-dollar industry

A food historian spent a month at the Library of Congress trying to answer the question of why we have historically been, and remain, so focused on dietary protein. Here is what she found. Read more

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This mutation increases a woman’s breast cancer risk nearly as much as BRCA. What to know

Have you heard of PALB2? Read more

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Doctor turns patient: For years he helped people recover from strokes, then he had one.

Coming in as a patient through the doors he’d so often entered as chief medical officer "was a completely different perspective" for this Illinois doctor.  Read more

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If you don't know where your onions came from, throw them away to prevent salmonella, CDC says

A salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 600 people in 37 states has been linked to various types of imported onions, federal health officials said. Read more

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Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with new test

Scientists temporarily attached a pig's kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work. What's it mean for life-saving transplants? Read more

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Do your BMI numbers add up? Body mass index has a mixed reputation

Body mass index has had a mixed reputation for estimating obesity and possible health risks. Are there alternatives to measuring body fat? Read more

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The states most impacted by travel restrictions

The spread of COVID-19’s Delta variant has been a significant step backward in the effort to fight off the coronavirus pandemic. The spread… Read more

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10 foods that boost immunity

Lifestyle—diet in particular—directly affects the health of the immune system. Thistle compiled a list of foods high in key nutrients that … Read more

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Watch Now: Paint your way to a higher home sale, and more videos to improve your life

Learn how paint can boost the perceived value of a home, foods experts say will slow aging after 50, and more videos to improve your life. Read more

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The Pandemic Forced My Transgender Wife to Fight Our Insurer Over Hormones

The covid pandemic has caused millions of people, particularly LGBTQ adults, to lose their jobs and enroll in Medicaid or insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Yet these plans often don’t fully cover the basics needed by many transgender Americans, such as injectable estrogen, a hormone therapy commonly used by trans women. Read more

As Democrats Bicker Over Massive Spending Plan, Here’s What’s at Stake for Medicaid

More than 2 million low-income adults are uninsured because their states have not accepted Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Congressional Democrats want to offer them coverage in the massive spending bill being debated, but competition to get into that package is fierce. Read more

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Autumn of Democrats’ Discontent

Congress is back in session with a short time to finish a long to-do list, including keeping the government operating and paying its bills. Hanging in the balance is President Joe Biden’s entire domestic agenda, including major changes proposed for Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, the new Texas abortion law that bans the procedure early in pregnancy is prompting action in Washington. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Mary Ellen McIntire of CQ Roll Call and Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also, Rovner interviews former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb about his new book on the covid-19 pandemic. Read more

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