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Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 06:33 AM EST

Prosecutor in Pa. Tackles Heroin Scourge That Claimed Son

Prosecutor in Pa. Tackles Heroin Scourge That Claimed Son

The phone at Bruce Brandler's home rang at 3:37 a.m. It was the local hospital. His 16-year-old son was there, and he was in really bad shape. A suspected heroin overdose, the nurse said. Brandler didn't...

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 11:34 AM EST

North Texas Twins Born in Different Years

North Texas Twins Born in Different Years

An Arlington family celebrated the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 in an unusual way, with the birth of twin boys in two different years. Medical City Arlington says Cassandra Martinez was due to deliver...

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 11:30 AM EST

Q&A: How GOP Could Repeal Health Care Law

Q&A: How GOP Could Repeal Health Care Law

The stakes confronting Republicans determined to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law were evident in one recent encounter between an Ohio congressman and a constituent. "He said, 'Now you...

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 12:33 PM EST

Following Trump's Victory, GOP Hopes to Overhaul Medicaid

Following Trump's Victory, GOP Hopes to Overhaul Medicaid

When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years — overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care...

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 12:34 AM EST

Single Shot From Doctor May Be Future of HIV Prevention

Single Shot From Doctor May Be Future of HIV Prevention

The Truvada pill is taken daily to prevent HIV and has been touted as a miracle drug responsible for lowering rates of the virus across the United States. But soon, the daily pill may be overshadowed by an even...

Sunday, Dec 25, 2016 at 04:43 PM EST

Minnesota Beats Rest of Country to Banning Germ-Killer

Minnesota Beats Rest of Country to Banning Germ-Killer

Minnesota's first-in-the nation ban on soaps containing the once ubiquitous germ-killer triclosan takes effect Jan. 1, but the people who spearheaded the law say it's already having its desired effect on a...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 at 08:40 AM EST

Hey, Wait a Minute: Don't Cut Newborns' Cords Too Fast

Hey, Wait a Minute: Don't Cut Newborns' Cords Too Fast

Don't cut that umbilical cord too soon: A brief pause after birth could benefit most newborns by delivering them a surge of oxygen-rich blood. New recommendations for U.S. obstetricians, the latest in a debate...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 at 10:20 AM EST

Cancer-Stricken 'Jeopardy!' Player Wins $103K Before Death

Cancer-Stricken 'Jeopardy!' Player Wins $103K Before Death

A woman who died of cancer just days before her appearance on "Jeopardy!" aired won six contests in a row and more than $103,000, some of which she donated to cancer research. Cindy Stowell's run ended when she...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 at 06:52 AM EST

Catching Up With the Boy Who Had a Double Hand Transplant

Catching Up With the Boy Who Had a Double Hand Transplant

Just two years ago, Zion Harvey thought he'd never throw a baseball again. The young boy had lost both his hands and legs after suffering an infection when he was a toddler. Today, a year and a half after...

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 11:06 AM EST

About 70 Employees Get Sick After NM Health Department Party

About 70 Employees Get Sick After NM Health Department Party

The New Mexico Department of Health said dozens of its employees became sick after its holiday party. The New Mexican reports that about 70 staff members said they had gastrointestinal issues after the luncheon...

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