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Jeff Katz
November 18, 2019 - 3:51 pm
President Donald Trump made an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday afternoon, and the Left is speculating wildly. Plenty of "real" reporters and "serious" journalists joked about potential health problems for the president and didn't pull punches when...
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September 18, 2019 - 5:21 pm
By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer A cheap, daily pill that combines four drugs has been tested for the first time in the United States to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in other countries to treat conditions leading to heart attacks and strokes. Experts said the...
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September 10, 2019 - 1:14 pm
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains from President Barack Obama's health care plan might be eroding under President Donald...
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August 29, 2019 - 12:17 pm
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Health and Human Services...
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August 23, 2019 - 2:08 pm
By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois health officials said Friday that a patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, which could make it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young...
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August 02, 2019 - 3:43 pm
By MARCUS LIM Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Officials have declared a public health emergency over the rising number of hepatitis A cases in Florida, the latest part of the country dealing with outbreaks of the liver disease. Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees declared an emergency Thursday to...
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July 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — America's much-maligned health care system is covering 9 out of 10 people, a fact that hasn't stopped the 2020 presidential candidates from refighting battles about how to provide coverage, from Bernie Sanders' call for replacing private...
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May 31, 2019 - 3:52 pm
By CANDICE CHOI AP Food & Health Writer SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — CBD products have surged in popularity despite confusion around their legal status . Now U.S. regulators are exploring ways the hemp ingredient might officially be allowed in food, drinks and dietary supplements. The U.S. Food...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018 file photo, students work on computers at an elementary school in Beaver, Utah. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)
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April 23, 2019 - 11:34 am
By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, spending almost a third of their waking hours sitting down, and computer use is partly to blame, a new study found. Over almost a decade, average daily sitting time increased by roughly an hour, to about eight hours...
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January 04, 2019 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Democratic-controlled House has moved toward defending President Barack Obama's health care law against a federal court ruling that the statute is unconstitutional. The House has filed papers seeking to intervene in the case, which by itself is unlikely to have a...
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