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White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

1 hour 37 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children. 2015-01-30T09:58:00-05:00 2015-01-30T14:58:09-05:00

Milk does a body good? A look at the science

1 hour 37 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product. 2015-01-30T07:21:00-05:00 2015-01-30T12:21:55-05:00

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

1 hour 37 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. 2015-01-29T22:35:00-05:00 2015-01-30T03:35:21-05:00

Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

1 hour 37 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago. 2015-01-30T08:03:00-05:00 2015-01-30T13:03:58-05:00

Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

1 hour 37 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes. 2015-01-30T07:05:00-05:00 2015-01-30T12:05:46-05:00

Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

1 hour 37 min ago
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community. 2015-01-29T08:36:00-05:00 2015-01-29T13:36:29-05:00

WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

1 hour 37 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday. 2015-01-29T01:21:00-05:00 2015-01-29T06:21:19-05:00

Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland

1 hour 37 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoenix-area medical center. 2015-01-28T13:36:00-05:00 2015-01-28T18:36:13-05:00

Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate

1 hour 37 min ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law, in an effort to discourage them from choosing certain plans, according to a study released Wednesday. 2015-01-28T13:54:00-05:00 2015-01-28T18:54:56-05:00

California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

1 hour 37 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity. 2015-01-28T13:28:00-05:00 2015-01-28T18:28:22-05:00

FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

3 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes. 2015-01-28T22:30:00-05:00 2015-01-29T03:30:42-05:00

Obama proposes 'precision medicine' to end one-size-fits-all

6 hours 37 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes. 2015-01-30T01:55:00-05:00 2015-01-30T06:55:42-05:00

Surgeon general: 'Desperate need of clarity' on e-cigarettes

6 hours 37 min ago
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Public health officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation's newly appointed surgeon general said Tuesday. 2015-01-27T10:37:00-05:00 2015-01-27T15:37:58-05:00

Donors pledge record $7.5B for global vaccines program

6 hours 37 min ago
BERLIN (AP) — Governments and private donors, among them the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have pledged a record $7.5 billion to replenish a global vaccination program for the poor. 2015-01-27T08:58:00-05:00 2015-01-27T13:58:56-05:00

Obama administration on track to surpass health care goal

11 hours 37 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year. 2015-01-27T11:45:00-05:00 2015-01-27T16:45:42-05:00

Indiana wins federal OK for state-run Medicaid alternative

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:11am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has received federal approval to expand health coverage to about 350,000 uninsured residents through a state-run program Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday will help the state's working poor families. 2015-01-27T12:35:00-05:00 2015-01-27T17:35:06-05:00

VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 7:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency into five clearly marked regions. 2015-01-26T09:55:00-05:00 2015-01-26T14:55:23-05:00

Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one offered a startling shortcut — operating through her eyelid. 2015-01-26T08:59:00-05:00 2015-01-26T13:59:31-05:00

Finding available options when diagnosis calls for surgery

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:10pm
Health advocates advise a second opinion when major surgery is recommended. Here are tips on searching for options. 2015-01-26T09:00:00-05:00 2015-01-26T14:00:49-05:00

Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3 trillion health care system. 2015-01-26T11:34:00-05:00 2015-01-26T16:34:35-05:00

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