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Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 12:08 PM EDT

Baby Given Police Escort in Snowstorm 'Resting Comfortably'

Baby Given Police Escort in Snowstorm 'Resting Comfortably'

A 23-month-old Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, boy who was escorted by snowplows and state troopers for an emergency procedure during this week's snowstorm was resting comfortably Friday in a hospital. Bentley...

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 10:29 AM EDT

Cholesterol Drug Cuts Heart Risks, Spurs New Debate on Cost

Cholesterol Drug Cuts Heart Risks, Spurs New Debate on Cost<br />

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost. Stati...

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 06:06 PM EDT

Falls Are Taking a Huge and Rising Toll on Elderly Brains

Falls Are Taking a Huge and Rising Toll on Elderly Brains

Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers. The reason for the increase...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 07:12 PM EDT

Critics Warn 'Phase 2' Won’t Save Health Care Plan

Critics Warn 'Phase 2' Won’t Save Health Care Plan

Things aren't looking great for the Republican health care bill after the Congressional Budget Office estimated it would lead to 24 million more people without insurance and skyrocketing costs for older...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 01:19 PM EDT

Mental Health Groups Worry New GOP Plan Will End Coverage

Mental Health Groups Worry New GOP Plan Will End Coverage

Mental health groups say the new GOP health care bill would terminate mental health care and efforts to combat the opioid crisis, NBC News reported. The Congressional Budget Office released a report on the bill...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 05:59 PM EDT

Over 12M Signed Up for 'Obamacare' This Year: Gov't Report

Over 12M Signed Up for 'Obamacare' This Year: Gov't Report

A substantial 12 million people have enrolled for coverage this year under the very health care statute that President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress want to erase, the government said Wednesday. With...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 09:28 PM EDT

GOP Leaders Acknowledge Health Bill Changes, May Delay Vote

GOP Leaders Acknowledge Health Bill Changes, May Delay Vote

Their health care overhaul imperiled from all sides, the White House and top House Republicans acknowledged Wednesday they would make changes to the legislation in hopes of nailing down votes and pushing the...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 02:30 PM EDT

Loud Sound May Pose More Harm Than We Thought

Loud Sound May Pose More Harm Than We Thought

Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent research may have found an explanation for problems like his, something called...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 08:15 AM EDT

Texas Effort to Replace Planned Parenthood Stumbles

Texas Effort to Replace Planned Parenthood Stumbles

In pushing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that cuts off funds for Planned Parenthood, Republicans are out to reassure women who rely on the major health care organization that other clinics will step...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 11:45 AM EDT

City Sues Drugmaker for Letting OxyContin Flood Black Market

City Sues Drugmaker for Letting OxyContin Flood Black Market

As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of Seattle. Mayor...

NBC Connecticut's Shred-It Event Returns April 22
NBC Connecticut's Shred-It Event Returns April 22
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