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Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 04:39 PM PDT

Connecticut Doctor Arrested While Feds Search for Other in Major Health Fraud Scheme

Connecticut Doctor Arrested While Feds Search for Other in Major Health Fraud Scheme

One Connecticut doctor has been arrested and federal officials are searching for another in connection with an investigation that authorities are calling the largest health care fraud enforcement action by...

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 07:48 AM PDT

US Charges Hundreds in Health Fraud Schemes Worth $1.3B

US Charges Hundreds in Health Fraud Schemes Worth $1.3B

More than 400 people have been charged with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in false billing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday. Sessions called...

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 02:15 PM PDT

McConnell Reveals New Health Bill; Will His GOP Support It?

McConnell Reveals New Health Bill; Will His GOP Support It?

Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill Thursday in their increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare." They immediately lost two key votes,...

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 07:37 PM PDT

Senate Consumer Choice Idea Could Raise Premiums for Sick

Senate Consumer Choice Idea Could Raise Premiums for Sick

A health care proposal from Senate conservatives would let insurers sell skimpy policies provided they also offer a comprehensive plan. It's being billed as pro-consumer, allowing freedom of choice and potential...

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 08:38 AM PDT

Dayton Hospital Calls on Volunteers to Cuddle Opioid Babies

Dayton Hospital Calls on Volunteers to Cuddle Opioid Babies

As the opioid epidemic grips Ohio, one Dayton hospital is making sure their youngest victims are in good hands. Each year, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Miami Valley Hospital see an average of 90 babies...

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 05:06 AM PDT

How Ongoing 'Toxic Stress' Can Affect a Child's Brain

How Ongoing 'Toxic Stress' Can Affect a Child's Brain

A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing...

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 06:37 PM PDT

Actor’s Death Spotlights Risk in Detoxing Alone

Actor’s Death Spotlights Risk in Detoxing Alone

Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO series "True Blood," died suddenly this week at the age of 39. The actor struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for many years, NBC...

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 06:52 AM PDT

Drinking Coffee Could Prolong Life, According to Study

Drinking Coffee Could Prolong Life, According to Study

Studies have found that people who frequently enjoy a cup of joe could live longer lives, according to researchers at the University of Southern California.

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 04:13 PM PDT

New GOP Health Bill Likely Keeping Obama Tax Boosts on Rich

New GOP Health Bill Likely Keeping Obama Tax Boosts on Rich

A revised Senate Republican health care bill will likely retain a pair of tax boosts President Barack Obama imposed on wealthier Americans that have helped finance his law's expansion of coverage, a leading...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 03:20 PM PDT

Insurer Profits Up With Obamacare: Report

Insurer Profits Up With Obamacare: Report

Insurer profits are up this year in Obamacare’s individual exchanges, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. As NBC News reported, the analysis found insurance companies are...

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