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Trump's acting drug czar touts Arizona program

President Donald Trump's acting drug czar came to Phoenix on Wednesday to tout an Arizona program that asks addicts to turn in their drugs at the local police department and get treatment without fear of being arrested. Acting Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Richard...

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  • Bed trends, from stylish hospital beds to phone chargers

    When Greg Verlander's father came home from rehab after having a stroke, he was upset to find a hospital bed in his room. The bed's institutional appearance made him feel unhappy and unhealthy, his son said. Verlander never forgot that, and when he learned of a family friend who had constructed...

      • Minnesota House votes for tougher restrictions on abortion

        Republican lawmakers sought tougher restrictions on abortions Monday, approving two bills in the House that would bar the use of state funds for abortion services and create a state permitting system for abortion facilities. They face a tough path through Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. The governor...

          • Medical marijuana regulations a vote from governor's desk

            Montana lawmakers were a vote away Monday from sending the governor a bill that creates licenses, fees and regulations for medical marijuana distributors. The bill endorsed by the Montana House attempts to regulate the medical marijuana industry after voters last November approved lifting restrictions...

              • Health department preparing doctors for opioid rule changes

                The Vermont Health Department is working to ensure that health care providers are ready for new rules that regulate how opioid painkillers are prescribed while minimizing the risk of misuse. On July 1, Vermont health care providers must comply with the rules, which include limits on the number...

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                  • Heart attack symptoms in women

                    Dear Mayo Clinic: Is it true that women have different symptoms of a heart attack than men? If so, why does this happen, and what are the symptoms in women? A: Heart attack symptoms in women can be similar to those in men, but there are some crucial differences. Women's symptoms tend to be more...

                      • GOP health care bill picks up 'a few' moderate supporters

                        WASHINGTON House leadership secured the support of a few moderate holdouts for their health care bill during a late-night meeting Wednesday. Those moderate's votes would bring the bill closer to passage, but by how much remains unclear. If support comes together quickly, there could be a vote as...

                          • GOP leaders weigh Saturday health bill vote amid new support

                            WASHINGTON House Republican leaders are considering holding a quick vote on their embattled health care bill after a group of conservative holdouts endorsed a revised version Facing White House pressure to pass the bill, the Republican vote-counting team is trying to gauge support for a vote Saturday,...

                              • GOP's Obamacare repeal plan would give Congress and its staff special treatment

                                WASHINGTON The latest Republican plan to replace Obamacare exempts members of Congress and their staff from key changes to the health care system the GOP is trying to unravel. The new proposal would allow members of Congress, their families and their employees to have access to the same list of...

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                                  • Moderates hedge on new Obamacare repeal amendment

                                    WASHINGTON Moderate Republicans are not embracing the latest Republican amendment to the party's GOP health care overhaul. At least four members who did not support the original legislation, including Reps. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y.; Charlie Dent, R-Pa.; Jeff Denham, R-Calif.; and Leonard Lance, R-N.J.,...

                                      • Trump backs down: Obamacare subsidies can stay, for now

                                        WASHINGTON With barely two days to go before the federal government would run out of money, lawmakers remained at odds Wednesday over a few details, although one major sticking point between the White House and Democrats was resolved, reducing the likelihood of a shutdown on Friday. Chiefly, the...

                                          • Republicans edge closer to deal on overhauling Obamacare

                                            WASHINGTON The Trump administration's push to revive the moribund GOP health care proposal has apparently paid some dividends. The White House and key Republicans in the House of Representatives are reportedly close to an agreement to amend the bill so that states could opt out of two popular Affordable...

                                              • Trump may get his health care deal after all

                                                WASHINGTON The Trump administration's push to revive the moribund GOP health care proposal has apparently paid off. The White House and key Republicans in the House of Representatives are reportedly close to an agreement to amend the bill so that states could opt out of two popular Affordable Care...

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                                                  • Breast cancer on the rise among Asian-Americans

                                                    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. When Margaret Abe-Koga was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she was as surprised as anyone. After all, no one ever had breast cancer in her Japanese-American family, she doesn't have the genetic marker, and she'd been led to believe that Asian-Americans weren't as Abe-Koga...

                                                      • Home remedies: Just jammed your finger?

                                                        A jammed finger is typically a sprain to the joint or knuckle, of the finger. There may also be a small fracture or dislocation of the joint. The injury can be extremely painful, and the joint usually becomes swollen. A jammed finger is a common sports injury. For example, your fingertip receives...

                                                          • HHS, states move to help insurers defray costs of sickest patients

                                                            As congressional Republicans' efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act remain in limbo, the Trump administration and some states are taking steps to help insurers cover the cost of their sickest patients, a move that industry analysts say is critical to keeping premiums affordable...

                                                              • Tips to ease the pain of childhood immunizations

                                                                "Immunizations" is a word most parents or children don't want to hear. Yet, immunizations play an important role in keeping many spreadable, harmful diseases away from children and infants. "In the U.S., vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps and whooping cough, can happen and will...

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