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Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 01:58 PM EDT

Infant Mortality Rates Fall 15 Percent in US

Infant Mortality Rates Fall 15 Percent in US

Fewer babies are dying in the United States than a decade ago, according to NBC News. The U.S. infant mortality rate, which is higher than in other developed countries, is down 15 percent over the last 10...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 09:06 PM EDT

Trump to GOP: Pass Health Care Bill or Seal Your Fate

Trump to GOP: Pass Health Care Bill or Seal Your Fate

Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year's elections if they failed to back a GOP bill that would overhaul...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:45 AM EDT

Trump Goes Outside DC for Support on Revised GOP Health Bill

Trump Goes Outside DC for Support on Revised GOP Health Bill

President Donald Trump is deploying an outside and inside strategy to fulfill his campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare," seeking support beyond Washington before making an in-person pitch on Capitol...

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 12:31 PM EDT

Already in Peril, Rural Hospitals Unsure on Health Care Bill

Already in Peril, Rural Hospitals Unsure on Health Care Bill

Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He'd gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911,...

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 02:26 AM EDT

How Do Insurers Decide What Medicines to Pay For?

How Do Insurers Decide What Medicines to Pay For?

How do insurance companies decide what medicines to pay for and when to pay for them? Insurers and other payers look first at how well the drug works — not its cost — when they decide whether to cover the latest...

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 05:11 PM EDT

New Drug Cuts Cholesterol by Half

New Drug Cuts Cholesterol by Half

A new drug proven to slash bad cholesterol by more than half of a patient's initial level may prove to be a boon to those worried about heart attacks and strokes. Repatha, a drug that could lower the risk of...

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 04:07 PM EDT

Jurors Begin Deliberations in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Trial

Jurors Begin Deliberations in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Trial

Jurors began deliberations Friday in the trial of a former executive charged in a 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and injured about 700 others in 20 states. Barry Cadden, the co-founder and...

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 12:08 PM EDT

Baby Given Police Escort in Snowstorm 'Resting Comfortably'

Baby Given Police Escort in Snowstorm 'Resting Comfortably'

A 23-month-old Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, boy who was escorted by snowplows and state troopers for an emergency procedure during this week's snowstorm was resting comfortably Friday in a hospital. Bentley...

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 10:29 AM EDT

Cholesterol Drug Cuts Heart Risks, Spurs New Debate on Cost

Cholesterol Drug Cuts Heart Risks, Spurs New Debate on Cost<br />

A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost. Stati...

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 06:06 PM EDT

Falls Are Taking a Huge and Rising Toll on Elderly Brains

Falls Are Taking a Huge and Rising Toll on Elderly Brains

Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers. The reason for the increase...

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