‘To hell with it’: She ditched Canada at 56 for Belize, where a couple can get ‘everything you could imagine’ for under $50,000 a year

Marlene “Mar” Houghton never wanted a conventional life. “Adventure — that’s what makes my heart sing,” the now-63-year-old, former British Columbia resident tells MarketWatch. So when she happened across a story online about Belize being the next hot retirement destination about seven years ago, she almost immediately booked a flight. “I got to Belize and fell in love. It’s raw […]

Read more

CDC officials say coronavirus is similar to SARS, no new U.S. cases reported

At least 110 people in 26 states have been identified as persons under investigation for coronavirus, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Monday, as global markets struggled to perform against growing concerns about the outbreak. Five people in Arizona, California, Illinois and Washington have been diagnosed with the novel virus, which was first identified in December in Wuhan, […]

Read more

Kansas To Expand Medicaid To 150,000 Under Bipartisan Deal

As many as 150,000 low-income Kansans stand to gain health coverage under a compromise plan to expand Medicaid that Gov. Laura Kelly (D) announced on Thursday. If the state legislature passes the measure, Kansas would join 37 other states and the District of Columbia in broadening eligibility for the health care program to anyone earning up to 133% of the federal […]

Read more

Can you talk about health care costs with your doctor?

About 70% of patients want to talk about cost with their physicians, but fewer than one-third actually do, according to polling conducted a few years ago by Avalere Health for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Nearly half of people polled reported that they generally put off addressing their out-of-pocket costs for drugs, diagnostic tests and other health products until the […]

Read more

CDC identifies ‘strong culprit’ in vaping-related lung illnesses

U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a “very strong culprit.” The same chemical compound was found in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The compound — vitamin E acetate — was previously found […]

Read more
1 2 3 9