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Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 06:45 PM CDT

FDA: Drug Shortages Possible Due to Puerto Rico Power Outage

FDA: Drug Shortages Possible Due to Puerto Rico Power Outage

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there. Nearly 10...

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 03:31 PM CDT

Trump's One-Two Punch Hits Birth Control, LGBT Rights

Trump's One-Two Punch Hits Birth Control, LGBT Rights

In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 02:53 PM CDT

Obama Admin. Vets Launch Health Insurance Sign-Up Drive

Obama Admin. Vets Launch Health Insurance Sign-Up Drive

Former Obama administration officials are undertaking a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act. With the start of open enrollment on Nov. 1, the...

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 at 11:13 AM CDT

How to Deal With Tragedy And Talk About It With Family

How to Deal With Tragedy And Talk About It With Family

Feeling overwhelmed, powerless or angry as you watch news of another mass shooting, this one in Las Vegas? Those feelings are normal, even for people who don't have ties to Nevada or anyone there, according...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 10:51 PM CDT

Rauner Signs Bill Allowing Medicaid For Abortions

Rauner Signs Bill Allowing Medicaid For Abortions

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said he will sign legislation Thursday allowing state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions, ending months of speculation after the Republican reversed his stance on the...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 01:27 PM CDT

First Lady Listens and Learns at WH Opioid Crisis Discussion

First Lady Listens and Learns at WH Opioid Crisis Discussion

Melania Trump is listening and learning about the nation's opioid epidemic. The first lady heard Thursday from experts and people affected by addiction to drugs whom she invited to the White House for a...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 12:38 PM CDT

FDA Approves 1st Blood Sugar Monitor Without Finger Pricks

FDA Approves 1st Blood Sugar Monitor Without Finger Pricks

Federal regulators have approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor for diabetics that doesn't need backup finger prick tests. Current models require users to test a drop of blood twice daily to...

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 02:24 PM CDT

US Health Officials Brace for Potentially Bad Flu Season

US Health Officials Brace for Potentially Bad Flu Season

It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter. The clues: The Southern Hemisphere, especially Australia, was hit hard over the past few months with a flu...

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 03:50 PM CDT

Trump Says GOP Has Health Care Votes ... But It Doesn't

Trump Says GOP Has Health Care Votes ... But It Doesn't

Guess what? Turns out Republicans have the votes to push health care legislation through the Senate, but they've been flummoxed because one supportive senator is in the hospital. That was President Donald...

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 12:36 PM CDT

Congress at Crossroads After GOP Health Care Fails: Analysis

Congress at Crossroads After GOP Health Care Fails: Analysis

Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans' stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law. But what's next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation? Unless Republicans and...

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