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Have your rice and eat it too!

Have your rice and eat it too!
Photo: Flickr user "robsmith-qld." (CC License)

Rice. For a lot of people its become a food to avoid because of the starch content.

 
What if there was a way to have your rice and eat it too?

Bulletproof coffee: Will it make you a Superhero?

Bulletproof coffee: Will it make you a Superhero?
CarrotDating.com says that a cup of free coffee motivates Seattle women to go on a date more than anything else. (Image: Thinkstock)

Bulletproof coffee. Ever heard of it? Sounds like something a superhero would drink for energy.

Love Your Lines: stretch marks go viral in support of women

Love Your Lines: stretch marks go viral in support of women
This March 21, 2015 photo released by Rachel Hollis shows Hollis on the beach in Cancun, Mexico (Rachel Hollis via AP)
Karly Vedan was 9 when she first noticed stretch marks popping on her legs.

Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults now have health insurance

Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults now have health insurance
Navigator John Jones explains the many options to a client seeking help buying health insurance at the Family Guidance Center in Springfield, Ill.
Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage.

Average nursing home bill hits $91,000 as elder care costs soar

Average nursing home bill hits $91,000 as elder care costs soar
Tina Reese leads a word game for residents at a nursing home in Lancaster, Pa.
The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.

Sarcoidosis. Ever heard of it?

Sarcoidosis is not always easy to diagnose, as its easily mistaken for bronchitis or asthma

Sneezing and wheezing!

Sneezing and wheezing!

 Asthma and allergies go together like peanut butter and jelly, but nearly as appetizing

Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year

Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year
Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems.

Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law

Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law
FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo shows health care tax forms 8962 and1095-A, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

Oh! My head...

Wondering WHY you've got that nasty headache? Dr. Linda Petter has some suggestions for you.