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Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 02:15 PM EDT

Health Care Prices Vary Widely Across US, Study Finds

Health Care Prices Vary Widely Across US, Study Finds

A patient receiving health care services in one part of the United States could pay twice as much as a patient living elsewhere, according to a new study. Prices were highest in San Jose and lowest in Baltimore...

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 12:45 AM EDT

6 Kids Dead, 12 Sick in 'Severe' Viral Outbreak at NJ Center

6 Kids Dead, 12 Sick in 'Severe' Viral Outbreak at NJ Center

Six children at a long-term care medical facility in New Jersey have died after a “severe outbreak” of adenovirus, a family of viruses that can cause mild illness, while 12 others have been infected, according...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 12:44 PM EDT

GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care, Study Finds

GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care, Study Finds

People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent research on campaigns for stem...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 09:42 AM EDT

Honey Smacks Returns to Shelves With New Recipe After Recall

Honey Smacks Returns to Shelves With New Recipe After Recall

Kellogg's Honey Smacks is returning to shelves following a voluntarily recall after salmonella infected 100 people in 33 states. The company announced on Monday the cereal will return next month in limited...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 07:56 AM EDT

CDC Probes More Cases of Polio-Like Syndrome AFM

CDC Probes More Cases of Polio-Like Syndrome AFM

Federal health officials now have reports of 155 possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like syndrome that mostly affects children and that causes muscle weakness and paralysis, federal health...

Monday, Oct 22, 2018 at 08:39 AM EDT

Feds to Help Maine Tribe Curb Opioid Epidemic

Feds to Help Maine Tribe Curb Opioid Epidemic

Four American Indian groups in Maine will receive more than $400,000 from the federal government to respond to the impact of the opioid epidemic in native communities. The U.S. Department of Health and Human...

Monday, Oct 22, 2018 at 07:30 AM EDT

'Obamacare' Shapes Opioid Grant Spending: Analysis

'Obamacare' Shapes Opioid Grant Spending: Analysis

With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated Press analysis of the first wave of emergency money from Congress finds that states are...

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 at 05:46 PM EDT

2.4M Pounds of Taquitos Recalled Over Salmonella Concern

2.4M Pounds of Taquitos Recalled Over Salmonella Concern

More than 2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat taquitos have been recalled due to possible contamination with salmonella and listeria, the Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. The recall includes meat...

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 at 02:09 PM EDT

Medicaid Expansion Becomes Key Issue in GOP-Leaning States

Medicaid Expansion Becomes Key Issue in GOP-Leaning States

For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans. It's helped them win every statewide office, control the Legislature...

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 08:05 AM EDT

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Breakfast Club Helps Former NFL Players Get Healthy Together

Kevin Mawae played 16 seasons in the NFL, earning eight Pro Bowls and three All-Pro honors. Yet the former offensive lineman found himself struggling to walk in the summer of 2017.

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