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Hawaii looks to allow psychologists to prescribe drugs
HONOLULU (AP) -- State lawmakers are poised to make Hawaii one of a handful of states that allow psychologists to prescribe medication in hopes of increasing access to mental health services....
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Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Insurers will seek significant premium hikes under President Barack Obama's health care law this summer - stiff medicine for consumers and voters ahead of the national political conventions....
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Obama wants $1.9B to fight Zika: Where does it stand?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request for emergency money to combat the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than two months, and there's no obvious path forward despite a growing threat in the hot summer months and increasing public anxiety....
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GAO: Health care access hard to measure for Native Americans
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times, a report by a federal watchdog found....
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CDC: Teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist
NEW YORK (AP) -- Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens....
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Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?
CHICAGO (AP) -- Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America....
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Hawaii reaches milestone in fighting dengue fever outbreak
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii officials say they have reached a milestone in controlling the state's dengue fever outbreak now that 30 days have passed since the last known infected person was contagious....
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Anthem voices optimism on ACA exchange growth prospects
Health insurer Anthem aims to pull a small profit this year from the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges, and its CEO said Wednesday he's "really glad" to be serving nearly 1 million people in this still-developing market....
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Artificial limbs offer Syrians new chances at life
REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) -- Every time 3-year-old Seif wears his new prosthetic legs, the toddler puts up a fight. He has already made peace with walking on his stumps, but there is no dodging his daily rehabilitation session at a prosthetic clinic in southern Turkey....
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Activists pack license hearing for Ohio abortion clinic
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Anti-abortion activists packed a hearing to determine the fate of an Ohio abortion clinic's license on Tuesday as the facility's operators argued they are meeting emergency requirements laid out in a 2013 law that has contributed to clinic closures around the state....
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