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White House open to striking health provision from tax bill

Published Nov. 22 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is willing to strike a health care provision from Senate legislation to cut taxes...

FDA to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

Published Nov. 21 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities announced plans to crack down on doctors pushing stem cell procedures that pose the...

New therapy for some hemophilia patients

Published Nov. 21 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding...

University of Missouri approves using pigs for research, despite protests

Published Nov. 20 2017

The University of Missouri says it will continue to use live pigs to train emergency room doctors, despite protests involving...

White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

Published Nov. 20 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a...

Opioid deaths may top traffic fatalities in Missouri

Published Nov. 20 2017

Deaths from opioid overdose could exceed traffic fatalities in Missouri this year, for the first time ever.

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement

Published Nov. 15 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that...

Is it an emergency? Insurance companies make patients question ER visit

Published Nov. 14 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her...

Drugstore pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients

Published Nov. 14 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors...

Millions die suffering amid global opioid gap

Published Nov. 14 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 26 million people around the world die each year with serious suffering in part because of...

Women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

Published Nov. 13 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to...

California Care rated among the best in state

Published Nov. 12 2017

The longevity of staff and the relationships built with residents are key factors in the quality of care at California...

Notre Dame employees keeping free birth control coverage

Published Nov. 8 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Notre Dame told its employees Tuesday that they will continue to receive no-cost birth...

Health providers join Sequoia Project

Published Nov. 8 2017

The Tiger Institute Health Alliance HIE — which includes University of Missouri Health Care, Capital Region Medical Center and other...

MCHCP adds 'non-contraceptive' coverage option

Published Nov. 7 2017

State government employees covered by the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan have until Nov. 20 to say if they want...

AstraZeneca wins US nod for lymphoma drug

Published Nov. 7 2017

By the Associated PressU.S. regulators have approved a new treatment for people with a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Gene therapy study offers hope for fatal infant muscle disease

Published Nov. 7 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A first attempt at gene therapy for a disease that leaves babies unable to move, swallow and,...