Health

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington. Object to abortion? You may be able to get an exemption from the Affordable Care Act tax penalty for people don’t have health insurance. Expanded exemptions are part of a package of changes issued April 9, 2018, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
April 09, 2018 - 7:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Object to abortion? You may be able to get an exemption from the Affordable Care Act tax penalty for people who don't get health insurance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced final rules Monday for the ACA's health insurance marketplaces, and expanded...
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April 09, 2018 - 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Object to abortion? You may be able to get an exemption from the Affordable Care Act tax penalty for people don't get health insurance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced final rules Monday for the ACA's health insurance marketplaces, and expanded exemptions...
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April 09, 2018 - 5:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia are pushing back against a Texas lawsuit to invalidate former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (HAHV'-ee-ayre buh-CEHR'-uh) led the group...
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April 09, 2018 - 3:33 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An agreement has been reached to get more services to Flint children who were exposed to lead in drinking water. Under the deal, the state of Michigan will provide $4.1 million, if the Legislature approves the money. Parents will be encouraged to get kids signed up on a registry...
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FILE - This May 13, 2015, file photo, shows the North American headquarters of Bayer Healthcare in Whippany, N.J. U.S. health officials are placing new restrictions on a contraceptive implant that has been subject to thousands of reports of painful complications from women. But the metal implant, called Essure, will remain on the market. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday, April 9, 2018, that only women who read and sign a brochure about the risks of the device will be able to receive the implant made by manufacturer Bayer. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 09, 2018 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Monday placed new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject to reports of painful complications from thousands of women. But the metal implant, called Essure, will remain on the market. The Food and Drug Administration said...
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FILE - This May 13, 2015, file photo, shows the North American headquarters of Bayer Healthcare in Whippany, N.J. U.S. health officials are placing new restrictions on a contraceptive implant that has been subject to thousands of reports of painful complications from women. But the metal implant, called Essure, will remain on the market. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday, April 9, 2018, that only women who read and sign a brochure about the risks of the device will be able to receive the implant made by manufacturer Bayer. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 09, 2018 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are placing new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject to reports of painful complications from thousands of women. But the metal implant called Essure will remain on the market. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2002 file photo, a doctor holds the medication Zyban in Kansas City, Kan. According to industry-funded research mandated by U.S. and European regulators and released on Monday April 9, 2018, Chantix and Zyban, two heavily promoted smoking cessation drugs, are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
April 09, 2018 - 12:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two popular stop-smoking drugs are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills, according to research requested by U.S. and European regulators. The results come from an extension of a big study of Chantix and Zyban that earlier found no increased risks for severe...
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This May 13, 2017, photo shows a portion of the Plutonium Finishing Plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. Officials say dozens of workers demolishing the 1940s-era plutonium processing plant there have ingested or inhaled radioactive particles in the past year, prompting a halt to the demolition of the plant until a safe plan can be developed. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)
April 08, 2018 - 12:33 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal. Dozens of workers demolishing a...
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Jamie Scott, center, and her husband, Skyler, listen as Dr. John Elliott discusses the delivery of the couple's quintuplets during a news conference Friday, April 6, 2018 at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Scott gave birth on March 21, 2018 to three girls and two boys weighing less than 3 pounds each. The babies will be able to leave the hospital in May according to the hospital. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 06, 2018 - 8:14 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Bringing five babies into the world has left Jamie Scott feeling tired, excited and ultimately blessed. She delivered quintuplets by Caesarean section after 29 weeks of pregnancy on March 21 at Dignity Health St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. "I feel so blessed when...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks during a National African American History Month reception hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone in an effort to combat the nation's opioid crisis. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Adams is expected to speak about the public health advisory Thursday, April 5, at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
April 05, 2018 - 11:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Thursday morning, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams...
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