Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room.
More than 600,000 people signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act in the first week of open enrollment, the government said Thursday. That pace tracks with previous years despite persistent political...
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 05:05 PM EST
Frozen Green Beans Recalled in 12 States Over Listeria Risk
Nature's Touch Frozen Foods has issued a voluntary recall of its Organic Fine Whole Green Beans because of possible contamination with a bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause infections.
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 04:18 PM EST
Democrats Win Big With Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion
Barack Obama may not be running for anything these days, but his signature health care law was a big winner in Tuesday’s elections, as voters rebelled against Republican lawmakers who have blocked Obamacare's...
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 02:22 PM EST
Boy With Rare Disease Gets Brand New Skin With Gene Therapy
Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt to save his life.
Two years later,...
Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with...
Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 at 01:31 PM EST
1 Reason Flu Vaccines Are So Lousy: They're Grown in Eggs
Last year's influenza vaccine reduced the number of flu-related visits to the doctor by 42 percent, and the vacine reduced a specific strain of flu virus by even less, according to the Centers for Disease...
Friday, Nov 3, 2017 at 12:43 PM EDT
'Unusually Severe' Plague Sickens 1,800 in Madagascar
More than 1,800 people in Madagascar have contracted plague in what the World Health Organization deemed an "unusually severe" outbreak, but it's unlikely to spread beyond the island, NBC News reported.
A new deadline, rising prices and fewer options for help will greet health insurance shoppers as the Affordable Care Act's main enrollment window opens Wednesday.
Also in store: Befuddlement.
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 12:41 PM EDT
NJ Sues OxyContin Maker, Alleges 'Direct Link' to Opioid Crisis
New Jersey filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the company that manufactures OxyContin, claiming a "direct link" between the state's opioid crisis and the firm's deceptive marketing practices.