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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:18:00 -0500Sweeping legislation that would reshape how the Food and Drug Administration reviews new products and bolster National Institutes of Health funding is moving closer to becoming law. What's at stake?
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:43:00 -0500As Republicans debate how to keep their promise to dismantle Obamacare, a Kaiser poll suggests that the law has strong support for some key provisions.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0500The Federal Trade Commission told purveyors of homeopathic remedies that they have to say there's no scientific evidence that these nostrums actually work. The question is, will fans care?
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:14:00 -0500Whatever a Trump administration does when it comes to abortion, state by state legal battles over the procedure will continue to play out. More lawsuits and another restrictions were announced this week.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:55:00 -0500The dementia wing of a nursing home is foreign territory to most people. Photographer Maja Daniels spent three years documenting the lives of people with Alzheimer's in a hospital in France.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:29:00 -0500Big changes could be in store for Medicaid, the program that provides health care for more than 70 million. Trump has chosen the architect of Indiana's Medicaid overhaul to run the program nationwide.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:29:00 -0500Abortion-rights supporters are going on the offensive to challenge state laws that limit access to abortion, even as they anticipate more restrictions under a Trump administration.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:58:00 -0500The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation has explored payment changes that could cut health care costs and improve quality. But will the center survive in a new administration?
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:02:00 -0500The number of people who say they are struggling to pay medical bills has dropped by 13 million in the past five years, a study finds. An improving economy and the Affordable Care Act are why.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:02:00 -0500It's true that the earlier a smoker quits the better, but even people who quit in their 60s lowered their risk of death compared to those who kept puffing away.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:18:00 -0500Seema Verma, a consultant who has been Vice President-elect Mike Pence's health policy adviser in Indiana, played a key role in the state's expansion of Medicaid.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:09:00 -0500The House could vote Wednesday on a vast bill that stretches nearly a thousand pages and holds changes large and small for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:59:00 -0500Rep. Tom Price has proposed an alternative to Obamacare that emphasizes tax credits, health savings accounts and continuous insurance coverage as a way to deal with existing health conditions.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:44:00 -0500The Affordable Care Act requires that insurers cover maternity services, birth control and screening such as mammograms. Trump administration plans to repeal Obamacare could end that.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:04:00 -0500More than 2,600 pregnant women on the island have tested positive for Zika. While the number of confirmed cases of fetal abnormalities has been small, officials are concerned about long-term effects.