Health

In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, a thank you banner for fire fighters, first responders and hospital workers hangs outside Mercy Medical Center in Redding, Calif. Dozens of staff members, including doctors, nurses and others at the medical center are keeping the hospital running despite losing their homes to the flames. (AP Photo/Michael Burke)
August 03, 2018 - 1:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the past week Robert Tierney Jr. has been registering patients at a Northern California hospital in the mornings and checking out possible rentals after work, trying to count his blessings even though his house is one of the more than 1,000 destroyed in a deadly wildfire...
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August 03, 2018 - 7:31 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says it hopes to know as early as Tuesday whether the strain of Ebola in Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly virus is the one for which an experimental vaccine can be used. The global health agency's emergencies director says 3,000 vaccine doses...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, smoke rises from the Arkema Inc. owned chemical plant in Crosby, near Houston, Texas. An internal EPA watchdog is reviewing whether federal and state officials kept the public appropriately informed last year about potential air quality threats after Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas. The office of EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins issued notice Thursday of the audit, which will scrutinize the agency’s response following several high-profile accidents and spills following the historic storm, including the explosions and fire at the an Arkema Inc. chemical plant outside Houston. (KTRK via AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it will review whether federal and state officials kept the public appropriately informed last year about potential air quality threats after Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas. The office of...
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August 02, 2018 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Health and Human Services says 96 organizations will get funding under the federal family planning program this year. Twelve will be new. They include community health centers, state agencies and Planned Parenthood affiliates. The release of the list Thursday...
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August 02, 2018 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will try forcing a campaign-season vote on blocking a Trump administration rule allowing insurers to sell short-term plans that are cheaper but skimpier than allowed under the Obama health care law, party leaders said Thursday. Though the effort has a chance of passing...
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August 02, 2018 - 12:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats hoping to stymie his re-election. Heller is considered the most vulnerable incumbent...
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This Jan. 22, 2018, photo shows the Dunkin' Donuts log on a shop in Mount Lebanon, Pa. Massachusetts-based Dunkin' Donuts announced an updated menu on Friday, July 27, which is featuring the company's first gluten-free product - a fudge brownie. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 01, 2018 - 6:42 pm
CANTON, Mass. (AP) — A larger portion of America's population can say they run on Dunkin's. Massachusetts-based Dunkin' Donuts has recently updated its menu with the company's first gluten-free product — a fudge brownie. The individually wrapped snack is among several new ones, including Donut...
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The HealthCare.gov website main page. The Trump administration is clearing the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey “Obamacare” for consumers struggling with high premiums. But the policies don’t have to cover pre-existing conditions and benefits are limited. It’s not certain if that’s going to translate into broad consumer appeal among people who need an individual policy. (HHS via AP
August 01, 2018 - 3:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers will have more options to buy cheaper, short-term health insurance under a new Trump administration rule, but there's no guarantee the plans will cover pre-existing conditions or provide benefits like coverage of prescription drugs. Administration officials said...
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August 01, 2018 - 11:54 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — At least four new cases of the Ebola virus have emerged in Congo's northeast, just a week after an outbreak in the northwest was declared over, the country's health ministry said Wednesday. There was no indication the two outbreaks, separated by more than 2,500 kilometers (1,...
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August 01, 2018 - 11:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump administration's short-term health insurance plans. (All times local): 11:30 a.m. The Trump administration's new regulation expanding short-term health insurance plans contains what amounts to a legal life preserver in case a key feature is struck down by a...
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