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State concludes doctor-sex abuse study with brief statement

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has concluded a year-long review of physician sexual misconduct cases brought to light by an Atlanta newspaper with a plan to educate doctors. The state's plan focuses on educating doctors, rather than seeking new patient...

 

Judge sides with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, dismisses suit

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of one of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care, clearing the company of wrongdoing in an alleged $20 million scam to bilk the federal government. According to a federal...

 

Pittsburgh a force behind hockey programs for the blind

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The campers stepped into the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, firing questions. "Are we on the ice?" Counselor: "No, we're not on the ice yet." "Can we see the rinks?" No, they could not, because of these 58 young people,...

 

Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation's health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond "Obamacare." Former President Barack Obama's signature law is...

 

Snake bites hurt - but so does seeing the medical bill

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Yes, those snake bites stiiiiing. And so will the bill if the snake is venomous. Medical providers don't like talking costs because they don't want to dissuade people from seeking treatment. And this year, there have been a...

 

Woman uses her experience with cerebral palsy to help others

SPRING HOPE, N.C. (AP) — One local woman has turned the challenges of her life into a way to serve others. Spring Hope native Jesse Sykes, 26, graduated last month from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a master's degree in clinical...

 

How to make sense of the Senate health care bill: 4 essential reads

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to the health care bill presented by Senate...

 

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the...

 

Medical professionals hope to prevent teen cardiac deaths

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — After Donovan Catholic High School wrestler Brandon Gonzalez fell unconscious when his heart stopped at the end of a January match, media coverage focused on the heroic efforts that revived him. For those all-too-familiar...

 

Q&A: Afraid of sharks? Flu, asteroids pose far greater risk

BOSTON (AP) — You might want a bigger boat, but you probably don't need better odds. The confirmed return of great white sharks to Cape Cod has rattled some boaters and beachgoers. Yet the chances of an encounter involving a human are...

 

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health...

 

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers...

 

FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers

U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers. The Roche Group's Rituxan, on the market for 20 years, is administered in a hospital or clinic through an intravenous drip that...

 

Family of grandmother killed by alligator sues nursing home

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A nursing home in South Carolina is being sued after a 90-year-old woman walked away from the facility last year and was killed by an alligator. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the lawsuit filed this week seeks...

 

Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age

WASHINGTON (AP) — Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age? There are no proven ways to stave off mental decline or dementia, but a new report says there are hints that exercise, controlling blood pressure and some forms of brain...

 

The Latest: GOP senator says Iowans might not lose Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate GOP health care bill (all times EDT): 3:50 p.m. Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is suggesting Iowans would not be losing Medicaid coverage even as the Senate GOP health care bill would phase out financing to expand...

 

NJ attorney general joins multistate probe of drug makers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey attorney general has joined other states in an effort to investigate whether drug manufacturers contributed to the nation's opioid epidemic. Attorney General Christopher Porrino told The Record...

 

New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said Friday he opposes the GOP bill that would scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, complicating the task party leaders face in guiding the banner legislation...

 

Prosecutors seek 35-year term in deadly meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing "an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients." Barry Cadden...

 

Officials trucking in medical training to rural Nebraska

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center is trucking in medical training to rural parts of the state. Four trucks equipped to simulate emergency room, ambulance and other scenarios have been stationed in Kearney, Lincoln,...

 

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years. The proposal...

 

The Latest: Trump says he asked for health plan 'with heart'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trumps' trip to Iowa (all times EDT): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says he urged Senate Republicans to add more money to their health care plan because he wants a plan with "heart." Trump says...

 

Ind. health officials launch site with birth and death data

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials are announcing the launch of a website that makes it easier to search for statewide birth and death data. Health Commissioner Jerome M. Adams says making the information available could help local...

 

AP sources: Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republicans prepared Wednesday to release their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, a proposal that would cut and revamp Medicaid, end penalties on people not buying coverage and eliminate...

 

Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new vaccine data showing...

 

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