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Published: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:18:11 GMT2017-09-23T02:18:11Z

 



GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:18:11 GMT2017-09-23T02:18:11Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81-year-old McCain emerged as the destroyer of his party's signature promise to voters.



Left in limbo: How trans people are dealing with proposed GOP cuts to care

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:56:03 GMT2017-09-23T00:56:03Z

Transgender people, their doctors, and advocates worry that Trump administration and GOP policies will mean a loss of care and options.



Undiagnosed sleep apnea caused 2 NYC train crashes. Could you have sleep apnea, too?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:03:19 GMT2017-09-23T00:03:19Z

The disorder often goes undiagnosed because it can't be detected during routine doctor visits or by a blood test.



South Jersey doctor pleads guilty for role in $25M health-care fraud

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:05:28 GMT2017-09-22T23:05:28Z

"Dr. Gaffney sold phony prescriptions for unnecessary medications to patients he never examined," prosecutors said.



Pa., N.J. could lose big under latest Obamacare repeal

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:04:54 GMT2017-09-22T23:04:54Z

Critics say the latest attempt to repeal Obamacare punishes states that chose to give health coverage to more residents.



CVS to limit amount and strength of opioid painkillers for first-time users

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:34:29 GMT2017-09-22T21:34:29Z

Doctors can request exemptions for certain patients.



Strange but true: Sleep deprivation can help depression. Penn scientists want to know why

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:42:36 GMT2017-09-22T16:42:36Z

Why do some people feel better when they don't get enough sleep?



Commentary: Cassidy-Graham bill could end coverage to over 1 million Pennsylvanians

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:07:45 GMT2017-09-22T15:07:45Z

From now until September 30, we need everyone - experts, patients, hospitals, seniors, people with disabilities - to defend Medicaid and the health of Pennsylvania and people across the county.



AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:27:49 GMT2017-09-22T14:27:49Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Who's right - President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel?



Ivanka Trump discusses her postpartum depression

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:25:54 GMT2017-09-22T14:25:54Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ivanka Trump says she experienced postpartum depression after the births of each of her three children.



Delaware County sues opioid drugmakers for epidemic costs, treatment for addicted

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:55:37 GMT2017-09-22T13:55:37Z

Delaware County authorities say if their opioid lawsuit is successful, they will use any proceeds won toward recovery programs for those battling addiction.



For many insomniacs, turns out the solution may be a sorta good bedtime story

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:56:09 GMT2017-09-21T21:56:09Z

The nostalgia for the childhood ritual echoes the popularity of adult coloring books as stress reducers. Bedtime stories join other trendy slow-down pursuits such as meditation, slow-food, and slow-TV, which is hours of slow-paced coverage of an ordinary event.



Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has died

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:24:54 GMT2017-09-21T20:24:54Z

DETROIT (AP) - A tiny preemie whose gravely ill mother had hoped to save her by shunning chemotherapy during pregnancy has died, a relative said Thursday.



Study: Playing tackle football before age 12 leads to behavior problems later

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:03:13 GMT2017-09-21T16:03:13Z

The new study raises more concerns in a sport already dealing with declining participation as parents assess the risk of concussions



Afternoon slump? Naps can improve a preschooler's attention span

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:50:06 GMT2017-09-21T15:50:06Z

Preschoolers performed with greater accuracy when given a test after a nap, found a recent study.



5 things that informed patients want their doctors to know

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:41:06 GMT2017-09-21T15:41:06Z

The Power of the Patient Project's executive director shares advice to help patients become more proactive in advocating for their own health needs.



41 states expand investigation of opioid makers and distributors

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:55:15 GMT2017-09-21T13:55:15Z

Attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives.



'Dr. Google' made me worry about colon cancer. Did I overreact?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:48:46 GMT2017-09-21T13:48:46Z

Unexplained weight loss. Irregular bowel movements. Would I turn out to be one of the growing number of young-ish colon cancer patients?



FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:34:05 GMT2017-09-21T13:34:05Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity.



America's opioid problem is so bad it's cutting into U.S. life expectancy

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:10:43 GMT2017-09-21T13:10:43Z

The average American life expectancy grew overall from 2000 to 2015, but that the astounding rise in opioid-related deaths shaved 2.5 months off this improvement.