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California doctor accused of prescribing drugs in 5 deaths

A Southern California doctor was arrested Tuesday on charges of doling out drugs to patients he didn't examine and is alleged to have prescribed drugs to five people who died of overdoses as well as an impaired driver who struck and killed a bicyclist, federal prosecutors said. Dr. Dzung Ahn Pham,...

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  • Sisolak urges health coverage, will look at bolstering ACA

    Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak on Friday urged people to sign up for Affordable Care Act health insurance before a Saturday midnight deadline as enrollment in the program has straggled across the country. Sisolak urged people, especially those who are young and healthy, to sign up even though...

      • Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in Fairbanks

        Three Alaska groups sued Friday to demand the Environmental Protection Agency enforce the cleanup of some of the nation's most polluted winter air around the state's second-largest city. The lawsuit filed in Seattle by environmental law firm Earthjustice says the state of Alaska has failed to submit...

          • 'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

            They call her the "young miracle." A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus. Congo's health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak. The ministry late Thursday...

              • Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment

                A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress received criticism Thursday from top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism. "Let me say this about autism," said Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Mark Green of Ashland City in a Tuesday town hall. "I have committed...

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                  • AG Hawley helped strike down Obamacare. Can Sen. Hawley pick up the pieces?

                    WASHINGTON Josh Hawley is in a bind as he enters the U.S. Senate and has to deal with fixing the nation's health care system. The Missouri Republican was one of the state attorneys general to sign on to a lawsuit that led to a federal judge's ruling last week that Obamacare is unconstitutional....

                      • Q&A: Successful pancreas transplant can restore body's ability to secrete insulin

                        Dear Mayo Clinic: My wife is 31 and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 7. She had a baby three months ago, and her blood sugar levels were never really controlled. Doctors tested her kidney function and said there is "a little damage" but nothing to worry about. They said a pancreas transplant...

                          • Q&A: Talk with your doctor about risks and benefits of daily aspirin

                            Dear Mayo Clinic: Should I be taking a daily aspirin even if I've never had heart issues? I am a 62-year-old woman with no health problems, and I exercise daily. My husband takes an aspirin every day and thinks I should do the same. A: For people who do not have heart disease, the United States...

                              • GOP stuck in a 'lose-lose' dilemma with judge's Obamacare ruling

                                WASHINGTON Congressional Republicans were handed the gift they said they wanted when a Texas judge invalidated Obamacare late last week. Yet few now seem willing to open it. After spending the eight years since the law passed promising and failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans...

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                                  • House Democrats plan to join Obamacare legal fight, source says

                                    WASHINGTON House Democrats plan a quick vote next year authorizing the chamber to get involved in the legal battle over Obamacare after a federal judge in Texas ruled the law unconstitutional, a person familiar with the plans said. Democrats didn't specify on Monday the exact timing of the vote...

                                      • Q&A: There are new vaccine options to help protect against influenza

                                        Dear Mayo Clinic: I've read that there will be new options for getting the flu vaccine this year, including one for people who have egg allergies. How are these new vaccines different, and how do I know which one to pick? How do researchers know they will be safe? A: You're right. Several new vaccine...

                                          • Commentary: Choosing a health plan should not be like playing 'Battleship'

                                            Three in four Americans over 65 live with multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma, and the cost of providing their care is rapidly increasing. Beginning in January, Medicare Advantage, or MA, Medicare's managed care plans, will offer some relief by providing health-related...

                                              • Ruling striking down health care law won't affect coverage for now

                                                A federal judge's ruling Friday that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional was a first-round victory for opponents of the law. But it will need to survive review by higher courts to have any effect on the program that's credited with expanding health insurance to about 19 million people in...

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