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Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 11:34 AM CST

NYC Mayor Guarantees Health Care for All Residents

NYC Mayor Guarantees Health Care for All Residents

New York City will begin guaranteeing comprehensive health care to every single resident regardless of someone's ability to pay or immigration status, an unprecedented plan that will protect the more than...

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 10:37 AM CST

Making Your Own Home-Cleaning Products? Some Pro Tips

Making Your Own Home-Cleaning Products? Some Pro Tips

To reduce waste and avoid unnecessary plastic bottles and chemicals — and to save money — many people are opting to make cleaning products from scratch at home. You can find an abundance of recipes for household...

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 05:45 PM CST

US Cancer Death Rate Hits Major Milestone: 25 Years of Decline

US Cancer Death Rate Hits Major Milestone: 25 Years of Decline

The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report. Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths. Advances in early detection and...

Friday, Jan 4, 2019 at 05:09 AM CST

States Grapple With Setting Limits On Weed Use Behind Wheel

States Grapple With Setting Limits On Weed Use Behind Wheel

It used to be the stuff of stoner comedies and “Just Say No” campaigns. Today, marijuana is becoming mainstream as voters across the country approve ballot questions for legalization or medical use. In...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 01:46 PM CST

Phone Apps Could Monitor Depression, Mental Health in Teens

Phone Apps Could Monitor Depression, Mental Health in Teens

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 10:13 AM CST

More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Over Cancer Concerns

More Blood Pressure Meds Recalled Over Cancer Concerns

Another drugmaker is recalling a medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure over concerns that tablets could be contaminated with a cancer-causing agent. Drug maker Aurobindo Pharma USA...

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 at 01:14 PM CST

Low Carb? Low Fat? What The Latest Dieting Studies Tell Us

Low Carb? Low Fat? What The Latest Dieting Studies Tell Us

Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you're planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you're sure to find a fierce debate online and among friends and family about how best to do...

Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 at 11:10 PM CST

Judge Clears the Way for Appeal of Ruling Against Health Law

Judge Clears the Way for Appeal of Ruling Against Health Law

A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas who recently declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional has stayed his ruling to allow for appeals. That means "Obamacare" remains in effect while litigation...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 12:37 PM CST

Neb. Center Monitors American for Possible Ebola Exposure

Neb. Center Monitors American for Possible Ebola Exposure

An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in...

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 at 05:20 PM CST

Lawsuit Filed After Safety Issues Found at NJ Surgery Center

Lawsuit Filed After Safety Issues Found at NJ Surgery Center

State investigators say a New Jersey surgery center that may have exposed more than 3,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C used poor drug storage methods, an outdated infection control plan and...

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