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After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:34:55 GMT2018-04-24T23:34:55Z

You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be to blame for former President George H.W. Bush's hospitalization a day after his wife's funeral, but it does the body no favors, and one partner's health clearly affects the other's....

Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:06:43 GMT2018-04-24T23:06:43Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators....

Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:47:45 GMT2018-04-24T19:47:45Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients, a study suggests....

Medicare will require hospitals to post prices online

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:13:33 GMT2018-04-24T22:13:33Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare will require hospitals to post their standard prices online and make electronic medical records more readily available to patients, officials said Tuesday....

Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:25:48 GMT2018-04-24T18:25:48Z

One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won't cover: methadone....

Mixed signals from Trump on VA nominee as allegations build

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:23:56 GMT2018-04-25T04:23:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- His nomination in peril, Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details of accusations against him emerged, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environment as he served as a top White House doctor....

First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:02:52 GMT2018-04-24T20:02:52Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to slow kidney decline in patients with the most common inherited kidney disease....

The Latest: Trump urges VA nominee to keep fighting

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 03:31:01 GMT2018-04-25T03:31:01Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local):...

Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:13:40 GMT2018-04-23T18:13:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors said Monday he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week....

Legislative hearing on aid-in-dying bill attracts big crowds

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:23:43 GMT2018-04-23T20:23:43Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Hundreds of people on both sides of the debate over physician-assisted suicide traveled to Albany on Monday for a hearing on legislation that would allow people with a terminal illness to request life-ending medication from a doctor....