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    Being Treated at Home Can Help People Save Money and Heal Faster

    A new pilot program allowed people who would normally be hospitalized to stay home. Getty Images A new study found that the home hospital model can potentially improve care while reducing costs. The cost of care was nearly 40 percent lower. Trial participants receiving hospital care in their homes had a 70 percent lower rate of readmission to the hospital. People check into the hospital expecting to get better, but there are risks — and some even wind up getting sicker. You can face the danger of complications, like bleeding or infection. There are also the constant check-ins from nurses or physicians that can disrupt sleep. And none of that…

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    The New Cosmic Crisp Apple Is Long Lasting, but Is It Tasty and Healthy?

    It took scientists 20 years to develop the Cosmic Crisp, a cross between the Honeycrisp and Enterprise apples. Getty Images A new crossbreed apple called the Cosmic Crisp is headed to store shelves. Experts say the apple can stay fresh for up to a year in your refrigerator. Nutritionists say the apple has a sweet and crisp taste. They say apples are a healthy snack, containing vitamin C and antioxidants. A new breed of apple that stays fresh in your refrigerator for a year has arrived. The bigger question for consumers, however, might be whether the apples are tasty and healthy. The Cosmic Crisp is a crossbreed between the flavorful…

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    5 Ways to Support a Co-Worker with a Chronic Illness

    Nearly 90 percent of people in the workplace say they’re unsure how much or what kind of emotional support to offer a co-worker who’s living with a chronic condition. Getty Images A new survey from Cancer and Careers found that 88 percent of people have concerns about their ability to support a co-worker with a serious medical condition. And 89 percent believe management could have created and fostered a more supportive work environment for colleagues with chronic illness. Experts say companies can improve support for employees with chronic conditions by raising awareness and properly training leaders as well as other employees. When a colleague becomes chronically or seriously ill, it…

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    Here’s What Happens to Your Body When You Cut Out Alcohol for 30 Days

    Though the benefits can vary widely from person to person, taking a monthlong break from alcohol can do your body good. Getty Images Cutting out alcohol if you drink in excess can bring about health benefits for your liver, heart, and body composition. The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that alcohol should be consumed in moderation — up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men. Alcohol consumption has been linked to cancers of the head, neck, esophagus, liver, breast, colon, and rectum. Many people turn to Dry January as a motivator to start off the new year alcohol-free. But while…