True beauty comes from healthy habits, says Dr. Howard Murad of the namesake skin care line. “To me health and beauty are synonymous. When you’re healthy, you’re going to be more beautiful,” he says. Now he’s taking that philosophy beyond the confines of his dermatology practice in El Segundo by offering an immersive weekend health retreat at the Parker Palm Springs in September.
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Health insurance marketplaces are not for seniors
A doctor checks monitors during a catheterization lab heart procedure. (Photo: Toby Talbot, AP) A 100-plus-page guide will be sent to 52 million Medicare beneficiaries next month Enrollment in marketplace health plans, or exchanges, begins Oct. 1 and runs for six months On Oct. 15, a two-month sign-up period for private health plans for millions of Medicare beneficiaries begins SHARECONNECT TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE While the Obama administration is encouraging uninsured Americans to enroll in health coverage on the new online insurance marketplaces, federal officials are planning a campaign to persuade millions of seniors to please stay away don’t call and don’t sign up.
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Health Dept. says Oklahoma smoking rate declining
“That’s phenomenal,” Cline said. “This is the best news we’ve heard in a long time.” The percentage of Oklahoma residents who have never smoked increased from 49.2 percent in 2011 to 52.4 percent in 2012, an increase of about 100,000 people. And the percentage of those who smoke every day decreased from 19.9 percent in 2011 to 17 percent in 2012. In addition, cigarette purchases across the state have decreased.
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