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Health care legislation draws close look at local impact

Published Jun. 28 2017

As the U.S. Senate prepares to debate controversial health care legislation, health care advocates are looking at how the proposed...

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

Published Jun. 27 2017

Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?

Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

Published Jun. 27 2017

The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was...

FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers

Published Jun. 27 2017

U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers.

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

Published Jun. 27 2017

An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems...

Budget office: Senate bill adds 22M uninsured

Published Jun. 27 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under...

Quinn on NutritionWhat about watermelon?

Published Jun. 26 2017

Using models of various foods (we dietitians always play with our food), I asked a patient to identify which ones...

5 GOP senators now oppose health bill - enough to sink it

Published Jun. 24 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner...

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

Published Jun. 22 2017

Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid...

Healthy Life: Try soy to improve heart health

Published Jun. 21 2017

For decades, natural practitioners and nutrition experts have promoted the use of soy for improved health. Now, the Food and...

Medicaid rollback collides with opioid epidemic

Published Jun. 21 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican campaign to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is colliding with America's opioid epidemic....

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

Published Jun. 20 2017

Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed...

FDA approves new, cheaper rival to EpiPen allergy shot

Published Jun. 20 2017

U.S. regulators have approved new competition for EpiPen, the emergency allergy medicine that made Mylan a poster child for pharmaceutical...

Drones carrying defibrillators could aid emergencies

Published Jun. 20 2017

It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest.

Study finds pregnancy seems safe for breast cancer survivors

Published Jun. 13 2017

A study gives reassuring news for breast cancer survivors who want to have children. Those who later became pregnant were...

Quickly reporting cancer complications may boost survival

Published Jun. 13 2017

If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers...

A first: All respond to gene therapy in blood cancer study

Published Jun. 13 2017

Doctors are reporting unprecedented success from a new cell and gene therapy for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that's on...