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Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 04:26 PM EDT

Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money: Federal Court

Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money: Federal Court

A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 06:20 PM EDT

Questioning Use of Charcoal as Health Supplement

Questioning Use of Charcoal as Health Supplement

Activated charcoal is normally used in emergency rooms as an antidote for some drug overdoses and poisons. But now it can be found in health and beauty products.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 02:45 PM EDT

If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO

If Trump Cuts Obamacare Subsidies, Premiums Will Spike: CBO

The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare premiums will increase by 20 percent next year and by 25 percent in 2020 — if President Donald Trump ends key federal subsidies to the program. The CBO report...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 02:25 PM EDT

Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources

Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources

Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC. Aetna, which covers an...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 08:32 AM EDT

A Stronger Medicaid Emerges From GOP Health Overhaul Debate

A Stronger Medicaid Emerges From GOP Health Overhaul Debate

Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation. The federal-state health insurance...

Sunday, Aug 13, 2017 at 11:19 AM EDT

Health Care Divide Leaves Tax on Path to Reinstatement

Health Care Divide Leaves Tax on Path to Reinstatement

The industry that makes medical devices from artificial hips to miniature pumps for IV drips is looking for a fallback plan to repeal a widely reviled sales tax that almost met its end in GOP health care...

Sunday, Aug 13, 2017 at 10:09 AM EDT

Program Teaches Astronauts How to Handle Medical Emergencies

Program Teaches Astronauts How to Handle Medical Emergencies

Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has teamed up with NASA on an out-of-this-world project. The hospital is helping astronauts prepare for a mission to Mars by teaching them how to handle medical emergencies...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 07:35 PM EDT

Impact of Opioid Epidemic in New England

Impact of Opioid Epidemic in New England

With President Trump declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency, officials in Massachusetts are hoping it will mean more funding.

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 01:50 PM EDT

Student Seeking Paramedic Internship Saves Choking Man

Student Seeking Paramedic Internship Saves Choking Man

A man who started choking in a coffeehouse was saved by a California State University, Sacramento student who was waiting to interview for a paramedic internship. Coastal Peaks Coffee owner Mike Knight tells...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:12 AM EDT

Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams

Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams

An online eye exam that you can take on a computer, in the comfort of your home. Seems like the perfect solution for busy people who may not have time to see the eye doctor. Yet, the increasingly popular...

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