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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...

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 07:55 PM EDT

Baby Injuries Rise in Common Infant Products

Baby Injuries Rise in Common Infant Products

 A new study finds a growing number of young children are being injured while using infant products like carriers, strollers and cribs. Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio,...

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 07:07 PM EDT

What the Budget Analysts Say About GOP Health Care Bill

What the Budget Analysts Say About GOP Health Care Bill

The Republican bill to replace major portions of Barack Obama's health care law and restructure Medicaid would leave 24 million people uninsured over the next decade, according to projections from the Congressi...

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 12:29 PM EST

Cardboard Boxes as Cribs? Safety Sleep Program Expands

Cardboard Boxes as Cribs? Safety Sleep Program Expands

Cardboard boxes certainly aren't new technology. But when they're linked to a practice that started in Finland decades ago to help babies sleep safely, they're taking on a new purpose as so-called baby boxes...

Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 at 10:07 PM EDT

Hospitals Worry About Caring for Newly Uninsured in GOP Plan

Hospitals Worry About Caring for Newly Uninsured in GOP Plan

When Colorado expanded Medicaid coverage under former President Barack Obama's health care law, the largest provider in the Denver region hired more than 250 employees and built a $27 million primary care clinic...

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