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Health ruling relieves consumers; GOP states remain critical

Published Jun. 25 2015

Thursday's Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers breathing a sigh...

Report: Wait lists for vets even longer today than last year

Published Jun. 21 2015

The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50...

Q&A: Female sex pill makes comeback with positive panel vote

Published Jun. 7 2015

Women suffering from low libido got some hope on Thursday, when a panel of health experts said the government should...

Study sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery

Published May. 31 2015

Having a little extra tissue taken off during breast cancer surgery greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will...

Pioneer in spreading Lamaze childbirth method in US dies

Published May. 16 2015

When Elisabeth Bing became interested in childbirth techniques in the 1950s, women were often heavily medicated, dads were generally nowhere...

Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

Published Apr. 25 2015

Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the...

Health officials probe cause of suspected botulism at picnic

Published Apr. 23 2015

Heath officials said Wednesday they are working to determine which food from a church potluck might have caused a suspected...

Fla. governor will sue Obama over hospital money

Published Apr. 17 2015

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he is suing the Obama administration for withholding federal money for hospitals that serve...

Govt. clarifies rules for wellness programs at work

Published Apr. 17 2015

Federal regulators Thursday proposed limits on how employers use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing...

Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

Published Apr. 16 2015

Ending years of last-minute fixes, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare...

FDA panel opposes dropping warnings from tobacco pouch

Published Apr. 11 2015

Government advisers recommended against a proposal by Swedish Match to market its smokeless tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes...

3D print technology provides "robohand' to 7-year-old girl

Published Apr. 3 2015

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been.

Diet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot

Published Mar. 27 2015

Americans bought less soda for the tenth straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts,...

Farmers fund research to produce gluten-free wheat

Published Mar. 25 2015

Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat.

Coke a good snack? Health experts who work with Coke say so

Published Mar. 18 2015

Coca-Cola is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its soda as a treat at a time when the...

New bird flu strain has poultry farmers scrambling

Published Mar. 15 2015

Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry...

Cool reception for new sign-up window under health care law

Published Mar. 15 2015

Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign...

Bird flu detected in northeast Kansas

Published Mar. 14 2015

Bird flu has been detected in a backyard flock of chickens and ducks in northeast Kansas.

Officials: Listeriosis not cause of 3 deaths, but factor

Published Mar. 14 2015

Kansas health officials say a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products may have been a contributing...

FDA: 3 people die from foodborne illness linked to ice cream

Published Mar. 13 2015

Officials say three people have died after developing a foodborne illness linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

A group effort from CrossFit to yoga

Published Mar. 8 2015

Shelby Penno tries to do "a little bit of everything" with her workouts. Penno is one among many who enjoy...

Missouri officials investigate bacteria as cause of deaths

Published Mar. 6 2015

The Missouri health department is investigating whether a staph bacteria caused the deaths of two St. Charles County residents.

Barnes leads push to expand telehealth services, make Medicaid more efficient

Published Mar. 1 2015

A Missouri House bill would allow Medicaid patients to telecommute with specialists, saving them the cost of travel. With the...