A California woman shed tears of gratitude Saturday upon meeting in person the 911 dispatcher who'd helped save her husband's life. On Jan. 21, Carolyn Evans called 911. Her husband, 65-year-old Jeff Evans, had...
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 04:17 AM EST
US Judge Blocks Anthem-Cigna Health Insurance Merger
A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Anthem Inc.'s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp., saying the merger would likely lead to higher costs, less competition and diminished innovation.
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 10:05 AM EST
Clinic Falsely Told Dozens They Had Alzheimer's, Suits Say
Dozens of patients from a now-closed memory loss clinic in Ohio say its director told them they had Alzheimer’s disease when they really didn’t. Records show the former director of the center in Toledo didn’t...
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 07:25 AM EST
Kids Are Trying Potentially Harmful E-Cigarette Hack
As many as a quarter of U.S. kids who are using e-cigarettes may be taking them apart and "dripping" — a method that gives them more vapor but a potentially higher hit of nicotine, researchers reported...
Facing higher premiums, less choice and a last-minute advertising pullback, fewer people signed up for coverage this year through HealthCare.gov, according to data from a preliminary government report Friday.
Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 11:12 AM EST
Laundry Pod-Linked Eye Injuries Surged in Small Kids: Study
Liquid laundry packets are responsible for a surge in eye injuries in young children, according to new medical research. The pods are already under scrutiny after thousands of incidents of kids mistaking them...
The Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges have become too risky for major health insurers, and that's creating further doubt about coverage options consumers might have next year. Aetna, the nation's...
Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 02:55 PM EST
Repeal of Health Law Could Mean Women Pay More For Less
From a return to higher premiums based on gender, to gaps in coverage for birth control and breast pumps, experts say women could end up paying more for less if the Obama-era health care law is repealed.
Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 02:38 PM EST
Tackle Food Safety: Keep Your Food Safe on Game Day
The world is on the brink of another revolution thanks to an emerging technology called in vitro gametogenesis, or IVG, which would allow doctors to develop eggs and sperm from a surprising source: skin...