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Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 02:11 PM EDT

Wisconsin Legislature Sends Abortion Bills to Governor

Wisconsin Legislature Sends Abortion Bills to Governor

Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature was poised Wednesday to send four anti-abortion bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who has vowed to veto all of them. One bill up for final approve in the...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 06:53 PM EDT

Safeguarding Your Prescription Information

Safeguarding Your Prescription Information

You may already know the importance of protecting your social security number, but protecting your medical prescription information may also be vital.

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 06:04 PM EDT

When It Comes to Cholesterol, Is Chicken as Bad as Red Meat?

When It Comes to Cholesterol, Is Chicken as Bad as Red Meat?

Those who eschew steak in favor of chicken because they think it's healthier may be able to put lean beef back on the menu, NBC News reported. That's because new research, published Tuesday in the American...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 05:06 PM EDT

New Drugs Show Improved Survival Rates for Cancer Patients

New Drugs Show Improved Survival Rates for Cancer Patients

Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world's largest cancer conference. Among...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 12:20 PM EDT

Deaths From Falls Among Older Americans Are on the Rise

Deaths From Falls Among Older Americans Are on the Rise

New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance of fall prevention. A separate study...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019 at 07:15 AM EDT

CVS Announces Further Expansion Into Health Care Services

CVS Announces Further Expansion Into Health Care Services

CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores over the next few years. The drugstore chain that...

Monday, Jun 3, 2019 at 09:25 PM EDT

California Says Coffee Cancer Risk Insignificant

California Says Coffee Cancer Risk Insignificant

California officially gave its blessing to coffee Monday, declaring the beverage does not pose a "significant" cancer risk. The rule, proposed a year ago by regulators, means coffee won't have to carry ominous...

Monday, Jun 3, 2019 at 04:24 PM EDT

California Sues Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma

California Sues Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma

California on Monday became the latest state to sue the pharmaceutical company behind the painkiller OxyContin, alleging it falsely promoted the drug as not addictive even as it emerged as one of the most widely...

Monday, Jun 3, 2019 at 08:50 AM EDT

FDA Food Sampling Finds Contamination by 'Forever Chemicals'

FDA Food Sampling Finds Contamination by 'Forever Chemicals'

The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in...

Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 at 03:02 AM EDT

Perdue Recalls Over 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products

Perdue Recalls Over 31,000 Pounds of Chicken Products

Perdue Farms, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has recalled 31,703 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products, including gluten-free chicken nuggets sold under their Perdue Simply Smart...

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