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Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 09:17 AM PDT

Doctor's Research Could Buy Time for Snake Bite Victims

Doctor's Research Could Buy Time for Snake Bite Victims

A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting with a new therapy to help treat rattlesnake bites.

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 at 12:39 PM PDT

California Mostly Safe From Trump Pulling Health Subsidies

California Mostly Safe From Trump Pulling Health Subsidies

Experts believe California's healthcare marketplace is mostly insulated from President Donald Trump's decision to end subsidies that cover out-of-pocket medical costs for lower-income people.

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 02:30 PM PDT

Trump and McConnell Say GOP Is 'Very Unified' After Meeting

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 01:15 AM PDT

Key Questions and Answers About Trump's Health Care Move

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...

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 03:39 PM PDT

Gov. Calls for More Vaccines in Hep A Outbreak Emergency

Gov. Calls for More Vaccines in Hep A Outbreak Emergency

Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Friday over a statewide Hepatitis A outbreak, citing a need to increase the current adult vaccine supply.

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:48 PM PDT

Paul Ryan Visits Puerto Rico as Trump Offers Support

Paul Ryan Visits Puerto Rico as Trump Offers Support

House Speaker Paul Ryan is traveling to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico Friday as President Donald Trump assured residents that he "will always be with them." Ryan and other members of a congressional delegation...

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:57 PM PDT

Trump's 'Obamacare' Move Shakes Up Health Care and Politics

Trump's 'Obamacare' Move Shakes Up Health Care and Politics

President Donald Trump's abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America's health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:23 PM PDT

America's Obesity Epidemic Reaches Record High: Report

America's Obesity Epidemic Reaches Record High: Report

Almost 40 percent of American adults are obese, the highest rate ever recorded for the United States, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 20...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 12:31 PM PDT

Millions Die Suffering Amid Global Opioid Gap: Report

Millions Die Suffering Amid Global Opioid Gap: Report

Nearly 26 million people around the world die each year with serious suffering in part because of a huge gap in pain relief: The U.S. may be awash in opioid painkillers, but they're rare or unavailable in dozens...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 01:02 PM PDT

Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System

Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System

With Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare stalled, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order on Thursday that could undermine the law without Congress. Experts say it has the potential to upend the...

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