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Snyder defends Medicaid expansion, wants infrastructure fix

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday touted Michigan's Medicaid expansion and called for addressing aging infrastructure over the next several decades, citing the Flint water crisis that has roiled his administration and a football field-sized sinkhole that formed recently in suburban Detroit. In his seventh...

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  • What to Watch: Abortion case; draft budget; Trump protest

    Rep. Jeff Leach proposed it as a one-word change to internal Texas House rules. But what followed could foreshadow a larger school voucher fight coming soon. Leach, a tea party Republican from Plano, tried to remove "public" from the name of the House Public Education Committee. The Senate's version...

      • Kansas lawmakers seek to undo campus concealed carry law

        A few Kansas lawmakers are seeking to undo a law that will allow people to carry concealed guns into colleges and hospitals starting in July. The lawmakers are seeking to permanently exempt state universities and community colleges from a law passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature in 2013 that...

          • New Mexico lawmakers prepare to tackle deficit, economy

            New Mexico lawmakers are preparing for financial triage as they convene Tuesday to mend a budget deficit and trim future spending without undermining basic government obligations to public schools, law enforcement and health care. Legislators and state budget analysts describe a funding crisis...

              • State regulators fine Glenwood after abuse investigation

                A southwestern Iowa disability treatment center was fined $40,000 and could lose its license to operate if problems aren't solved, after an investigation revealed numerous cases of abuse, a state regulatory agency said Friday. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals said the cases included...

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                  • Helping your child with bed-wetting

                    Dear Mayo Clinic: My son is 8 and wets the bed a few times each week. We have tried a variety of things to help prevent it from happening, including stopping beverages two hours before bedtime and using a mattress pad with a bed-wetting alarm. Should we take him to see a specialist? Don't kids...

                      • Who needs stress? We all do. Here's why

                        If you could do something to decrease your risk of memory failure, to increase your self-confidence, to be a better public speaker, to improve your brain, to help you deal with back pain, to bust out of your comfort zone, to make your children more resilient ... would you do it? What if it involved...

                          • Infectious diseases A-Z: identifying meningitis

                            It's the height of flu season but not all symptoms of the flu virus point to influenza. Sudden fever and headache also may be symptoms of early meningitis, which often mimics the flu. "Meningitis is a syndrome that refers to inflammation in the area that surrounds the brain," says Mayo Clinic infectious...

                              • Rural hospitals brace for damage from repeal of health care law

                                CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. �� Judy Keller has always relied on Highlands Hospital for medical care, just as her parents did before her. When she walks through the halls, she recognizes faces from the community and even from her days as a schoolteacher. The 64-bed hospital, she said, is a mainstay of this...

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                                  • Why some men need to get mammograms, and even consider a mastectomy, too

                                    CARLOTTE, N.C. Earlier this year, Dr. Jason Dranove had a mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. Yes, you read that right. It's rare, but males can develop breast cancer and have surgery to remove breast tissue. Dranove, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Levine Children's Hospital, chose to have...

                                      • Don't repeal Obamacare without a workable replacement

                                        The following editorial appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Saturday, Jan. 14: President-elect Donald Trump and House and Senate Republicans are on a bullet train toward repealing the Obama administration's centerpiece health care legislative accomplishment but are far from a quick consensus...

                                          • Obama's landmark health care law becomes a question mark

                                            MANSFIELD, Ohio When President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, he achieved what presidents and members of Congress had long tried and failed to do to provide near-universal health insurance to Americans. Democrats were jubilant. Those in Obama's inner circle, like Bob Kocher,...

                                              • Know where Obamacare repeal will be felt the most? Miami

                                                WASHINGTON Perhaps nowhere in America would so many people be as personally affected by the Republican-led repeal of Obamacare than Miami. Three congressional districts all represented by Republicans have among the highest number of Affordable Care Act enrollees in the country, posing a bit of...

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                                                  • House GOP group launches digital campaign for health care plan

                                                    WASHINGTON An outside group affiliated with House GOP leadership is ramping up its advertising campaign for a Republican alternative to the 2010 health care law, running $400,000 in digital ads across 28 congressional districts. American Action Network, a conservative nonprofit advocacy organization,...

                                                      • Republican states still face big health care costs as Obamacare is unwound

                                                        WASHINGTON States that fought and shunned the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, hoping to avoid the cost of covering millions of working-poor families, will be left with substantial growth in the program even after the Republican-led Congress unwinds the law. From Florida and Texas to Georgia...

                                                          • Obamacare repeal and replacement: The case for moving quickly

                                                            President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly promised voters he will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now he and his congressional allies have an obligation to fulfill that promise. Despite some hysterical claims to the contrary, Congress isn't going throw millions of Americans out of...

                                                              • 5 nutrition tips to maximize your workouts

                                                                Did you know when and what you eat can have an impact on your workout? Eating and exercise are connected. According to Dr. John M. Murphy, Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System, you can maximize the effectiveness of your workouts by using a few tips: EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST If you exercise...

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