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Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 08:58 PM PST

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 09:00 PM PST

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 12:36 PM PST

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 05:11 PM PST

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...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 10:42 AM PST

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Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 12:14 PM PST

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....

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 06:53 PM PST

Health Benefits to Losing 5 Percent of Body Weight: Study

Health Benefits to Losing 5 Percent of Body Weight: Study

Shedding just five percent of your body weight does a lot, NBC News reported. It’s enough to decrease total body fat, visceral fat (the dangerous kind that hugs your organs), and liver fat. Plus, that small tip...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 07:13 AM PST

Flu Season Pushes Bay Area Hospitals Past Capacity

Flu Season Pushes Bay Area Hospitals Past Capacity

The flu is wreaking havoc across California and now pushing Bay Area hospitals past capacity as patients are overcome by their symptoms.

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 01:26 PM PST

Trump Faces Presidential Fitness Test Amid Raised Concerns

Trump Faces Presidential Fitness Test Amid Raised Concerns

President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam as questions swirl about his health and fitness. At 71, he's the oldest person ever elected to the nation's...

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at 10:18 AM PST

Teen's Touching Story of Caring for Whole Family Goes Viral

Teen's Touching Story of Caring for Whole Family Goes Viral

Sometimes Jonathan Gutierrez' mom cries because she feels so humiliated that he has to look after her. But the 15-year-old always reassures her. "If I cry, he yells at me, 'Don’t cry Mommy, don’t cry. This...

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