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Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 07:21 PM EDT

States Ask Insurers to Prioritize Non-Opioid Pain Treatment

States Ask Insurers to Prioritize Non-Opioid Pain Treatment

Attorneys general representing the majority of states asked health insurers Monday to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers, which are responsible for tens of...

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 11:50 AM EDT

Medicare Cards Being Remade to Protect Seniors

Medicare Cards Being Remade to Protect Seniors<br /><br />

Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new...

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 06:53 AM EDT

Selena Gomez Undergoes Kidney Transplant Due to Lupus

Selena Gomez Undergoes Kidney Transplant Due to Lupus

Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actress-singer revealed Thursday. Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed...

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 01:19 PM EDT

Study Prompts Call to Examine Flu Vaccine and Miscarriages

Study Prompts Call to Examine Flu Vaccine and Miscarriages

A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine...

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 06:43 PM EDT

Sanders Would Make Government Health Care Role Even Bigger

Sanders Would Make Government Health Care Role Even Bigger

In an animated, campaign-style rally, Sen. Bernie Sanders unwrapped his plan to remake the nation's convoluted health care system into federally run health insurance Wednesday — a costly proposal embraced by...

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 at 12:55 PM EDT

Age Matters When It Comes to Screening for Cervical Cancer

Age Matters When It Comes to Screening for Cervical Cancer

Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus. Draft national...

Monday, Sep 11, 2017 at 06:22 PM EDT

Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Puppies carrying a common germ have infected 39 people and put nine of them into the hospital, federal health officials told NBC News. The cases are all linked to puppies sold in seven states by the pet...

Friday, Sep 1, 2017 at 02:32 PM EDT

FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers

FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers

The Food and Drug Administration is recalling 465,000 pacemakers to be uploaded with new secure software after discovering cyber-security vulnerabilities in its system which would essentially allow a hacker...

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 01:24 PM EDT

Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula

Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula

A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise...

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 08:00 PM EDT

US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia

US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia

Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood...

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