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Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 06:36 AM CDT

For 1st Time, Over Half of People With HIV Taking AIDS Drugs

For 1st Time, Over Half of People With HIV Taking AIDS Drugs

For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 03:07 PM CDT

Health Plan's Fall Brings Dread for 'Obamacare' Recipients

Health Plan's Fall Brings Dread for 'Obamacare' Recipients

One American was able to afford her toddler's latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were able to do so as beneficiaries of...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 08:08 AM CDT

'Repeal Now, Replace Later' Would Impact Consumers Quickly

'Repeal Now, Replace Later' Would Impact Consumers Quickly

Consumers would feel the impact immediately if Republicans repeal "Obamacare" with no replacement. Problems could start this fall for customers buying individual health policies, say independent experts,...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 07:56 AM CDT

Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People With Memory Loss

Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People With Memory Loss

Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET...

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 07:41 PM CDT

Boy, 10, Among Youngest Fla. Victims of Opioid Crisis: Officials

Boy, 10, Among Youngest Fla. Victims of Opioid Crisis: Officials

A 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of Florida's littlest victims of the opioid crisis, authorities said Tuesday. But how he...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 12:27 PM CDT

Chipotle in Va. Reopens After Closure, Reports of Illness

Chipotle in Va. Reopens After Closure, Reports of Illness

A Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, is back open after being closed for two days because people said they got sick after eating there.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 08:45 PM CDT

'Let Obamacare Fail,' Trump Says After GOP Plan Collapses

'Let Obamacare Fail,' Trump Says After GOP Plan Collapses

President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president, Republican leader Mitch...

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 06:55 AM CDT

'Raining Needles': Drug Crisis Creates Syringe Pollution

'Raining Needles': Drug Crisis Creates Syringe Pollution

They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users...

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 06:29 AM CDT

Preventive Care, Screenings Could Be Compromised by GOP Bill

Preventive Care, Screenings Could Be Compromised by GOP Bill

President Donald Trump has often said he doesn't want people "dying in the streets" for lack of health care. But in the United States, where chronic conditions are the major diseases, people decline slowly....

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 06:27 PM CDT

Health Plan Hinges on the Young, a Tough Sell: Analysis

Health Plan Hinges on the Young, a Tough Sell: Analysis

Julian Senn-Raemont isn't convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad's plan in a couple of years — no matter what happens in the policy debate in Washington, or how cheap the...

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