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Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 12:29 PM EST

Cardboard Boxes as Cribs? Safety Sleep Program Expands

Cardboard Boxes as Cribs? Safety Sleep Program Expands

Cardboard boxes certainly aren't new technology. But when they're linked to a practice that started in Finland decades ago to help babies sleep safely, they're taking on a new purpose as so-called baby boxes...

Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 at 10:07 PM EDT

Hospitals Worry About Caring for Newly Uninsured in GOP Plan

Hospitals Worry About Caring for Newly Uninsured in GOP Plan

When Colorado expanded Medicaid coverage under former President Barack Obama's health care law, the largest provider in the Denver region hired more than 250 employees and built a $27 million primary care clinic...

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 06:32 PM EST

Pence Appeals for Complete GOP Support for Health Overhaul

Pence Appeals for Complete GOP Support for Health Overhaul

Vice President Mike Pence appealed for total GOP congressional support for a White House-backed health overhaul during a brief visit Saturday to Kentucky, where the Republican governor and junior senator are...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 07:23 PM EST

Feel Stressed? Stop Checking Your Phone, Study Says

Feel Stressed? Stop Checking Your Phone, Study Says

A recent study finds mobile users who check their phones frequently feel more stressed. According to the American Psychological Association, we are a nation of "constant checkers" and it's taking a...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 03:34 PM EST

Doctors Remove 140-Pound Tumor From Pa. Woman

Doctors Remove 140-Pound Tumor From Pa. Woman

Mary Clancey said she was resigned to being a plump old lady. What doctors found astounded them: A cyst in one of her ovaries had grown into a 140-pound tumor.

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 01:18 PM EST

Under New Rules, Rookie Doctors Can Work 24-Hour Shift

Under New Rules, Rookie Doctors Can Work 24-Hour Shift

Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer — a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite. A Chicago-based...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 07:48 AM EST

Women's Health Services Face Cuts in GOP Bill

Women's Health Services Face Cuts in GOP Bill

Women seeking abortions and some basic health services, including prenatal care, contraception and cancer screenings, would face restrictions and struggle to pay for some of that medical care under the House...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 07:10 AM EST

Bottled Water Beats Soda as No. 1 Drink in US: Industry Analyst

Bottled Water Beats Soda as No. 1 Drink in US: Industry Analyst

An industry tracker says bottled water overtook soda as the No. 1 drink in the U.S. by sales volume last year. Bottled water has been enjoying growth for years, while sales of traditional sodas have declined....

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 05:49 AM EST

GOP Health Bill Would Cut CDC's $1B Disease Fighting Fund

GOP Health Bill Would Cut CDC's $1B Disease Fighting Fund

A proposal to replace the Obama health care law would cut out a pillar of funding for the nation's lead public health agency, and experts say that would likely curtail programs across the country to prevent...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 06:59 PM EST

California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

Exposing a person to HIV is treated more seriously under California law than infecting someone with any other communicable disease, a policy some lawmakers say is a relic of the decades-old AIDS scare that...

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