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What's in a Name? Obamacare May Not Have Been Such a Hot One - NBC News

'Obamacare' was such a catchy nickname for the 2010 healthcare reform law. Headline writers love it and President Barack Obama decided to embrace it when his Republican enemies coined the term.

But the memorable handle may have done more harm than good for Obama's signature policy, now in the process of being repealed before he even leaves office.

via www.nbcnews.com


Study: Eating Hot Chili Peppers May Help You Live Longer « CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)—If hot chili peppers are your thing than you might be ahead of the curve when it its come life expectancy, a new study suggests.

The study published in PLoS ONE and shared by CBS News suggests that the consummation of hot red chili peppers is associated with 13 percent lower risk of death.

Researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont analyzed data on more than 16,000 Americans using the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES). Participants were followed for an average of 18.9 years.

via philadelphia.cbslocal.com


House takes first step to repeal ObamaCare | TheHill

The House on Friday voted to begin the process of repealing ObamaCare, despite defections from some Republicans wary of rushing ahead without a plan to replace the law.
 
Lawmakers voted largely along party lines, 227-198, to approve a budget resolution that’s serving as a vehicle to unwind the healthcare law.
 
Nine Republicans from the conservative and centrist wings of the party joined with all Democrats to oppose the measure.

via thehill.com


Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center

Let your mind fly toward, “what if?”. Let your “what if” become “why not?”.
Then you’re on your way. 

… Ernie Larsen and Carole Larsen

Body MovesWelcome to Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center!

We are a privately owned fitness studio in Coralville, Iowa that offers fitness classes and programs to help you meet your exercise wants and needs. Whether you are an elite athlete, a die-hard Zumba fan, a yogi, an accomplished dancer, or a wanna-be dancer – whether you are starting to think about training for a 5K, or one who claims yourself to be totally out of shape . . . we have classes, special events, instructors, and a movement space dedicated for you. Every level of fitness and age and both genders are welcome. Check us out!  

Free classTry ONE CLASS ON US!!     Your first class with us is complementary! Choose from any class listed on the schedule. Come a few minutes early to fill out paperwork before the new experience!

We are a one-of-a-kind fitness studio in all of Eastern Iowa. The reasons for this special mark are based on our mission and core values. Take a look – - -

Everything that we offer to you is based on our Mission:

“. . . to provide quality education and quality space for the study and the joy of body movement forms that enhance the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of health, fitness, and wellness”.

Each class you take at Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center not only focuses on the physical dimension of health, but also other dimensions. As compared to other fitness venues, you will experience your classes differently, more completely at our studio. You will leave your classes with a greater sense of personal strength, wellness and joy.

We look forward to helping you meet your fitness needs and goals as a student of exercise at Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center!

In health and wellness,

Beth Pelton
Owner, Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center

Clock Tower Plaza
1801 2nd St., Suite 250
Coralville, Iowa 52241
319-337-4777
info@fitnessatbodymoves.com

 

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Senate Approves First Step Toward Repealing Obamacare in Late-Night Session - NBC News

The U.S. Senate took the first major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act after a marathon voting session that started Wednesday evening and extended into early Thursday.

The vote does not repeal President Obama's signature achievement, but it does set the stage for Republicans to clear the first procedural hurdle for repeal of the massive health care law. The bill will now go to the House of Representatives for a vote expected to take place on Friday.

"The Senate just took an important step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare by passing the resolution that provides the legislative tools necessary to actually repeal this failed law while we move ahead with smarter health care policies," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement.

via www.nbcnews.com


Twin Image Salon Spa

Twin Image LogoTwin Image is a multi-award winning spa, offering a wide range of services that all begin with a consultation from an employee. It is an Aveda Lifestyle Spa, meaning it uses natural, plant-based Aveda products and treatments.

Services

  • Hair
  • Nail Care
  • Pedicure
  • Waxing
  • Facials
  • Make-up
  • Lash
  • Spa/Massage
  • Vichy Spa Treatment
  • Packages
  • Spray Tanning Service
  • Auto Spa

Hours

mon: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
tues - thurs: 9:00am - 8:00 pm
fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
sat: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Twin Image Salon Spa
121 West Benton Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52246
(319) 338-2198

 


Senate Republicans Open Fight Over Obama Health Law - The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Congress opened for battle over the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday as Republicans pushed immediately forward to repeal the health care law and President Obama made a rare trip to Capitol Hill to defend it.

The bitterness that has long marked the fight intensified as Republicans seized the opportunity to make good on a central campaign promise to get rid of the law, a pledge reinforced on Wednesday by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who met with House Republicans not far from where the president gathered with Democrats.

The Affordable Care Act, Mr. Obama’s signature health care law, has created online insurance marketplaces, offered new protections to people seeking health insurance, and provided coverage to millions of people near the poverty line through expanded Medicaid. Health policy experts say that system could collapse if Republicans cut off funds for the expanded coverage and end penalties for people who go without health insurance.

via www.nytimes.com


Why you shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean your ears - CNN.com

(CNN) The doctors' advice hasn't changed much, but it's still so unsatisfying: You should not use cotton swabs to clean your ears.

Updated clinical guidelines published Tuesday in the journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery say they're not appropriate for earwax removal. In fact, information for patients in the guidelines say no to putting anything "smaller than your elbow in your ear."
 
Regardless, most of us hoard a stash of the soft-tipped paper sticks; they seem so perfectly suited to that dirty job.

via www.cnn.com


How 'bout that Obamacare huh? U.S. life expectancy declines

If only the good die young, Americans are getting better.

U.S. life expectancy dipped by about a month last year from 2014, to 78.8 years, according to a report form the National Center for Health Statistics. And our life expectancy is little changed over four years, which means a trend could be in the works.

“With four years, you’re starting to see some indication of something a little more ominous,”  S. Jay Olshansky, a University of Illinois-Chicago public health researcher, told the Associated Press.

via www.usatoday.com