What seem to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
Adults 50 and older who are healthy, social, active and wealthy have been shown to be at higher risk of consuming alcohol in harmful amounts, says a new study in BMJ Open. Read more
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In Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Johnson dramatically expands health care coverage in America by signing the law creating Medicare and Medicaid. He is there to honor former president Harry S. Truman, who had first proposed a national health insurance plan 20 years earlier. But Truman’s proposal had stalled in Congress, largely due to staunch opposition from the American Medical Association (AMA), which coined the term “socialized medicine” to describe the concept. Get the full story.