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Friday, Jan 26, 2018 at 12:01 PM CST

Cecile Richards Stepping Down As Planned Parenthood Leader

Cecile Richards Stepping Down As Planned Parenthood Leader

Cecile Richards, who led Planned Parenthood through 12 tumultuous years, is stepping down as its president. Under her leadership, the organization gained in membership, donor support and political clout but...

Friday, Jan 26, 2018 at 11:59 AM CST

Flu Widespread Across US for Third Straight Week

Flu Widespread Across US for Third Straight Week

Sick with the flu? You've got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared. Last week, 1 in 15 doctor visits were for symptoms of the...

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 11:39 AM CST

17 Universities Oppose Anti-Smoking Group With Tobacco Ties

17 Universities Oppose Anti-Smoking Group With Tobacco Ties

Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada pledged Thursday to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was...

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 at 08:07 AM CST

1 Cigarette a Day Still Raises Heart Disease Risk: Study

1 Cigarette a Day Still Raises Heart Disease Risk: Study

Smoking just one single cigarette a day can significantly raise your risk of heart disease and stroke, researchers said in a new report that contradicts the notion that cutting way down from heavy smoking...

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 02:10 PM CST

Senate Confirms Alex Azar as Trump's 2nd Health Secretary

Senate Confirms Alex Azar as Trump's 2nd Health Secretary<br />

The Senate has confirmed a former drug company executive as President Donald Trump's second health secretary. Alex Azar will take on the leadership of the Department of Health and Human Services. The sprawling...

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 01:42 PM CST

Tiny Implant Opens Way to Deliver Drugs Deep Into The Brain

Tiny Implant Opens Way to Deliver Drugs Deep Into The Brain

Scientists have created a hair-thin implant that can drip medications deep into the brain by remote control and with pinpoint precision. Tested only in animals so far, if the device pans out it could mark a new...

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 11:23 AM CST

Trump's Medicaid Move May Actually Prod GOP States to Expand

Trump's Medicaid Move May Actually Prod GOP States to Expand

In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for...

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 09:43 AM CST

Do E-Cigarettes Help or Harm? Report Says Not Clear Yet

Do E-Cigarettes Help or Harm? Report Says Not Clear Yet

Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes, a new report...

Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 at 08:33 PM CST

Deportation Fears Have Legal Immigrants Avoiding Health Care

Deportation Fears Have Legal Immigrants Avoiding Health Care

The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office...

Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 at 10:06 PM CST

Without CHIP, 1.7M Kids Could Lose Healthcare in Weeks

Without CHIP, 1.7M Kids Could Lose Healthcare in Weeks

More than 1.75 million children in 20 states and Washington D.C. are at risk of losing their health insurance by the end of February if Congress does not reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program,...

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