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Health News

Gov't pays 76 percent of premium under health law

Health law report: Average enrollee in federal market pays $82 monthly on premium of $346

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 01:31am EDT

New Jersey hospital to offer veterans priority

New Jersey hospital to offer veterans same-day appointments and health-care navigators

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 01:31am EDT

Mammograms may cut breast cancer deaths by 28%

Having mammogram may cut breast cancer deaths by 28% but women should consider potential harms

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 08:26pm EDT

VA acting secretary visits Baltimore

VA acting secretary visits Baltimore, addresses lengthy wait times for veterans

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 07:30pm EDT

Jaguars' Yarno leaves to begin cancer treatment

Jaguars assistant George Yarno leaves team to begin cancer treatment at home in Washington

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 06:10pm EDT

Liberian official: 7 more deaths linked to Ebola

Health official: 7 people thought to have Ebola die in 1st reported deaths in Liberia capital

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 05:11pm EDT

Troubled Phoenix VA doled out $10M in bonuses

Troubled Phoenix VA Health Care System paid $10 million in employee bonuses in last 3 years

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 04:30pm EDT

Waits for doctors can vary widely outside the VA

How long new patients wait for first appointment varies by where you live, type of care sought

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 02:30pm EDT

WHO warns of Mideast virus threat to pilgrims

United Nations health agency warns of Mideast virus threat ahead of Muslim pilgrimage season

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 10:20am EDT

AP PHOTOS: Blind find game in Mexico soccer league

AP PHOTOS: Mexico City soccer league is an outlet for blind and visually impaired players

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 09:46am EDT

New study aims to rapidly test lung cancer drugs

Medical speed-dating: Novel study will match lung cancer drugs to patients' gene profiles

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 06:40am EDT

US stocks manage meager gains on mostly quiet day

US stocks manage meager gains in listless trading; Deals lift Covidien, Williams Companies

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 05:24am EDT

A look at the saltiest foods

A look at the saltiest foods as FDA prepares to issue sodium guidelines

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 04:20am EDT

Acting Veterans Affairs secretary to visit Md.

Acting Veterans Affairs secretary to visit Baltimore facility

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 03:50am EDT

APNewsBreak: Oregon closer to health exchange suit

APNewsBreak: Demands for evidence signal Oregon's steps toward suing over health exchange site

Monday - 06/16/2014, 08:20pm EDT

Unions join fight over Washington fish consumption

Washington unions back businesses in fight over fish consumption, water quality

Monday - 06/16/2014, 08:12pm EDT

Senate bill would double veterans' health spending

Experts: Senate bill to cut long waits for vets could double spending on veterans' health care

Monday - 06/16/2014, 08:10pm EDT

Grocers sue Vermont over GMO food label law

Grocers, others, sue Vermont over law requiring labels on genetically modified food

Monday - 06/16/2014, 07:36pm EDT

First lady pledges to fight for lunch standards

Michelle Obama pledges 'fight until the bitter end' to keep healthier school lunch standards

Monday - 06/16/2014, 06:46pm EDT

Teams bring favorite foods with them to Brazil

World Cup teams make sure players are well-fed with in-house nutritionists and chefs

Monday - 06/16/2014, 04:40pm EDT

Study: Red meat possibly linked to breast cancer

Study suggests red meat tied to breast cancer but not all experts convinced

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 04:38pm EDT

Perry discusses view of homosexuality

Texas' Perry makes refers to alcoholism to explain view of homosexuality

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 04:30pm EDT

Nebraska company cited for safety violations

Nebraska company cited for worker safety, health violations; deemed a 'serious violator'

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 03:28pm EDT

Md. judge rules in ballots-for-the-blind lawsuit

Md. judge won't require online absentee ballots for visually impaired in June primary

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 02:17pm EDT

Md. county aims to upgrade mental health services

Howard County, Md., aims to improve mental health services following shooting at Columbia mall

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 11:20am EDT

Sierra Leone declares Ebola emergency in district

Sierra Leone declares health emergency from Ebola outbreak in Kailahun district

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 10:10am EDT

Long waits at the VA for mental health care

Long waits persist for vets seeking mental health care at VA medical centers

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 10:02am EDT

Barbra Streisand visits Hill for heart disease

Barbra Streisand meets with lawmakers to support more funding, research for heart disease

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 05:30am EDT

Astronaut John Glenn, 92, has heart procedure

John Glenn, 1st American to orbit Earth, has heart valve replaced ahead of his 93rd birthday

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 03:48am EDT

In Somalia, a wives' tale delays measles treatment

Old wives' tale worsens measles, hinders care in Somalia outbreak, worrying health experts

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 09:18pm EDT

California girl on ventilator getting diploma

Family: California girl declared brain dead after surgery to get 8th grade diploma

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 09:10pm EDT

Vets bill OK seems certain, Senate vote continues

Senators are overwhelmingly voting for OK of vets' health bill, roll call still underway

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 07:10pm EDT

New front for death penalty debate: Pharmacy rules

Death penalty foes seek pharmacy rules to halt drug supply, starting in no-execution Minnesota

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 06:40pm EDT

Report: Diabetes numbers continue to rise in US

CDC: Number of US diabetics continues to grow, now more than 29 million have the disease

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 04:08pm EDT

White House threatens veto of GOP school meal bill

White House threatens veto of GOP bill allowing schools to opt out of healthier school meals

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 04:00pm EDT

Healthy seniors tested in bid to block Alzheimer's

HEALTHBEAT: Scientists seeking healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's in bid to thwart disease

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 03:24pm EDT

FBI opens criminal probe of VA

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 03:20pm EDT

FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood

FDA advises pregnant women to eat low-mercury seafood, but does not require package labeling

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:52am EDT

Frenchman on trial over ailing patients' deaths

French doctor on trial over deaths of 7 ailing patients, amid debate over euthanasia

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:06am EDT

Prayers, precautions in W Africa amid Ebola threat

Precautions, prayers called for in 3 West African countries as Ebola toll keeps climbing

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 05:38am EDT

Vets flood American Legion seeking help with care

Amid VA troubles, vets flood American Legion crisis center in Phoenix seeking help with care

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 05:30am EDT

AMA policy backs strict e-cigarette restrictions

Nation's largest doctors' group seeks strict e-cigarette regulations at policy-making meeting

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 05:10am EDT
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