Liz Vaccariello

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Liz Vaccariello is editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader’s Digest, where she is responsible for driving editorial direction and product strategy across the brand’s media platforms. They include: Reader's Digest, the second largest paid subscription magazine in the United States with a readership of more than 25 million; ReadersDigest.com, with an audience of over 4 million unique monthly visitors; editions for the iPad, Nook and Amazon Kindle, on which Reader’s Digest is one of the best selling magazines; and books, of which 15.8 million are sold each year. Liz brings decades of experience to her role at Reader’s Digest as editor in chief and author. She is recognized as a trusted, authoritative speaker with deep expertise on issues such as health, food and family, among other areas. In April, 2012 Liz released her new weight loss book, The Digest Diet, which quickly became a New York Times bestseller, and she recently released the follow-ups Digest Diet Cookbook and Digest Diet Dining Out Guide, currently available in stores. Liz also is a six-time New York Times bestselling author, including the 1-million-sold Flat Belly Diet! and Flat Belly Diet!, 400 Calorie Fix. For years, Liz has been a staple on the network morning shows Today and Good Morning America, and has appeared monthly on Rachael Ray to talk about food and lifestyle content featured in the Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine. In 2009, she began guest hosting in the fifth chair on the second season of The Doctors. She has appeared on The View, Regis & Kelly, Dr. Phil, Extra and two seasons of The Biggest Loser. For the past year, Liz has also contributed to Yahoo! Health with her popular weekly "Losing It with Liz" blog. Liz’s approach to a happy, well-rounded life is singular, and fits well with the Reader’s Digest brand promise to give people simple, easy, proven solutions that improve their lives. Her approachable style, high energy and unique vision have been a point of inspiration for the tens of millions of readers of Every Day with Rachael Ray, where she was Editor-in-Chief from May 2010 to October 2011, and Prevention, where she was SVP/Editor-in-Chief from 2006 to 2010. Before Prevention, Liz was executive editor of Fitness magazine. Prior to Fitness, Liz served as Editor-in-Chief of Cleveland Magazine. She earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of Michigan. Today, she lives in South Orange, New Jersey. She and her husband, Steve, a professional photographer, have 8-year-old twin daughters.

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    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Significantly more adults in Florida and Texas struggle to pay medical bills or pay off medical debt over time compared with residents of New York and California, a new report finds.

    The study, which compared health coverage in the four largest s...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. workers got less help socking away savings for medical expenses from their employers in 2014 than the prior year, a new study finds.

    Employers shelled out an average of $515 toward single workers' health savings accounts in 2014, a 10 pe...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds that hospital doctors don't treat patients differently because of race or income level, even though it detected unconscious bias in some clinicians.

    Researchers asked more than 200 doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltim...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain tumor patients with private health insurance do better than those who have Medicaid coverage or are uninsured, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than a half-million brain tumor-related hospital...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the nation's first "biosimilar" drug, a move that could lead to more affordable medications for Americans who take cutting-edge biologic drugs.

    This first drug, Zarxio, is considered by the ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The greater number of Americans with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will lead to only a slight increase in the use of medical services, and the health system can cope with the added demand, a new report states.

    Once the law -- s...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are facing an important deadline. This year's sign-up period ends Sunday, Feb. 15.

    For most people, it will be the last chance to select an ACA marketplace health plan ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some insurance companies may be using high-dollar pharmacy co-pays to flout the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) mandate against discrimination on the basis of pre-existing health problems, Harvard researchers claim.

    These insurers may have structur...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sweetening Medicaid payments to primary-care providers does make appointments for first-time patients more widely available, a new study suggests.

    The finding offers what the researchers say is the first evidence that one of the aims of O...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although problems persist, more Americans had significantly less trouble getting and paying for needed medical care in 2014, as the health insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act kicked in, a new survey suggests.

    The number of working-a...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who received expanded Medicaid benefits as children contribute more in taxes, were more likely to attend college, and have a lower risk of premature death, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed the tax returns of nearly all people born...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Spending on medical research is waning in the United States, and this trend could have dire consequences for patients, physicians and the health care industry as a whole, a new analysis reveals.

    America is losing ground to Asia, the research show...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is reducing the number of uninsured patient visits to community health centers, new research suggests.

    Community health centers provide primary-care services to low-income populations. Under ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors continue to prescribe sedatives such as Xanax or Valium for seniors despite the significant risks they pose, a new study contends.

    The drugs in question are a class of medications called benzodiazepines. This class includes drugs such a...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Enrollment through the federal health marketplace surged last week as the deadline for signing up for a health plan with a Jan. 1 effective date came to a close.

    Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 12, almost 2.5 million individuals selected a health plan...Full Article