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Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 12:19 PM EST

Researcher: Aaron Hernandez's Brain Was Severely Impacted by CTE

Researcher: Aaron Hernandez's Brain Was Severely Impacted by CTE

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior, a researcher who studied his brain said...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 12:03 PM EST

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Makes Patients Question ER Visit

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Makes Patients Question ER Visit

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. Wrong...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 01:20 PM EST

'Obamacare' Sign-Ups Top 600K in First Week

'Obamacare' Sign-Ups Top 600K in First Week

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

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. The...

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 04:18 PM EST

Democrats Win Big With Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

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

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,...

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 at 11:27 AM EST

Study: Pain Relievers Worked as Well as Opioids

Study: Pain Relievers Worked as Well as Opioids<br /><br />

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

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

'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. The...

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 at 03:20 PM EDT

Obama Touts Open Enrollment for 'Obamacare'

Obama Touts Open Enrollment for 'Obamacare'

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. "Confusion seems...

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