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(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 15, 2018 - 7:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country. For 2019, premiums are stable, more plans are available, and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help. But so far sign-ups have been lagging...
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July 02, 2018 - 1:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — New research offers fresh grounds for drinking coffee, showing that it may boost chances for a longer life. In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years than abstainers. Even those who drank at least eight cups...
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June 26, 2018 - 12:44 pm
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday that his department still has custody of 2,047 migrant children who were separated from their parents because of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy at the...
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June 08, 2018 - 5:25 pm
By MIKE STOBBE , AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The past flu season was the deadliest for U.S. children in nearly a decade, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said they had received reports of 172 pediatric flu deaths since October. That surpasses...
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June 04, 2018 - 12:53 pm
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs — but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report released Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing older people and taxpayers...
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June 01, 2018 - 12:12 pm
By MIKE STOBBE , AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five. Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The growing season there ended...
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dreamstime
May 30, 2018 - 11:12 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A nonprofit that tracks pollution in America's largest estuary says the health of Chesapeake Bay is improving, but huge challenges remain. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has released a midpoint assessment of a federal plan to curb pollution flowing into the watershed by 2025...
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May 08, 2018 - 2:30 pm
By LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Whether to get screened for prostate cancer is a question that men aged 55 to 69 should decide themselves in consultation with their doctors, according to finalized guidance issued Tuesday by an influential panel of health care experts. New...
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April 29, 2018 - 11:12 am
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Military service. Bathroom use. Job bias. And now, health care. The Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care due to "gender identity." Critics say it's another...
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Jeff Katz
February 09, 2018 - 12:05 pm
Ruth Carter.mp3 Diversion Program Manager for the DEA, Ruth Carter gives us an update on how the DEA is helping fight the opioid epidemic in Washington D.C.
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