Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS,...
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 at 12:40 AM CDT
Grandparents Fill Void as Opioid Crisis Steals a Generation
Everything his grandpa does, 5-year-old Colton wants to do. Even if it means wearing Crocs with socks.
"If grandpa wears his Crocs with socks, Colton has to wear his Crocs with socks," Pennie Krietemeier,...
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 07:51 PM CDT
Bipartisan Plan to Curb Health Premiums Gets Strong Support
A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. As the measure's prospects...
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 07:45 PM CDT
Judge Orders Government to Allow Abortion for Immigrant Teen
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the government to allow a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant, who was detained after entering the country illegally, to undergo an abortion.
After a brief hearing that included...
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 08:12 AM CDT
Ultra-Personal Therapy: Gene Tumor Boards Guide Cancer Care
Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests...
The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm's-leng...
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 06:53 PM CDT
Senators Reach Deal on Resuming Payments to Health Insurers
Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies....
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 08:36 AM CDT
Trump's Drug Czar Nominee Withdraws After Critical Reports
President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar withdrew his name from consideration, Trump said Tuesday, following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening...
Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 04:30 PM CDT
Trump and McConnell Say GOP Is 'Very Unified' After Meeting
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell reaffirmed their alliance of necessity Monday in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences. The garrulous president claimed they were...
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 at 03:15 AM CDT
Key Questions and Answers About Trump's Health Care Move
President Donald Trump's move to stop paying a major "Obamacare" subsidy will raise costs for many consumers who buy their own health insurance, and make an already complicated system more challenging for...