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Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 02:35 PM CST

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took?

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took?

Can you recognize a lion? How about remembering a list of five words, right away and five minutes later? President Donald Trump can. He got all the usual tests as part of his annual physical exam as president...

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 06:29 AM CST

Warning: Stifling Sneezes Can Be Health Hazard in Rare Cases

Warning: Stifling Sneezes Can Be Health Hazard in Rare Cases

Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a...

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 10:51 AM CST

Strep Bacteria Forces Student Into Life-Threatening Battle

Strep Bacteria Forces Student Into Life-Threatening Battle

A high school student is fighting for her life at an Illinlois hospital after bacteria from strep throat made its way into her bloodstream. NBC affiliate station WAND-TV reports. 

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 11:22 AM CST

GOP-Leaning States Line Up to Require Work for Medicaid

GOP-Leaning States Line Up to Require Work for Medicaid

Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through Medicaid. Whe...

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 09:44 AM CST

'Flu Is Everywhere,' CDC Says as Virus Hits Its Peak

'Flu Is Everywhere,' CDC Says as Virus Hits Its Peak

Influenza is "in lots of places" right now and is peaking across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, NBC News reported. "Flu is everywhere in the U.S. right now....

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:58 PM CST

Kentucky Is First to Get OK for Medicaid Work Requirement

Kentucky Is First to Get OK for Medicaid Work Requirement

Kentucky has become the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of an unprecedented change to the nation's largest health insurance program under the Trump...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:00 PM CST

Cough Syrup Containing Opioids Is Dangerous for Kids: FDA

Cough Syrup Containing Opioids Is Dangerous for Kids: FDA

Cough medications that contain opioids like codeine should not ever be taken by kids and they’ll now need to be labeled to make that clear, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The FDA will also...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 02:36 PM CST

Trump Work Requirement Rewrites Health Care Rules for Poor

Trump Work Requirement Rewrites Health Care Rules for Poor

Rewriting the rules on health care for the poor, the Trump administration said Thursday it will allow states to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program's...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 07:11 PM CST

In a 1st, Pennsylvania Declares Opioid Crisis a Disaster

In a 1st, Pennsylvania Declares Opioid Crisis a Disaster

With opioids killing and devastating more people than any other health crisis in Pennsylvania's history, Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday declared a disaster emergency that suspends regulations hindering access to...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 02:14 PM CST

Too Soon to Blame Romaine Lettuce for E. Coli Outbreak: CDC

Too Soon to Blame Romaine Lettuce for E. Coli Outbreak: CDC

It's too early to say that romaine lettuce is the source of an E. coli outbreak that has made at least 24 people in the U.S. and 40 in Canada sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday....

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