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5 reasons why health care bill would fail, 3 why it may not
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation....



Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail - maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of mixed messages, raising questions about the White House strategy on health care....



Baby Charlie protesters to rally as hospital reports threats
LONDON (AP) -- Protesters who want critically ill British baby Charlie Gard to receive an experimental medical treatment are planning a rally and prayer vigil Sunday, while hospital officials say emotions are running so high in the heart-breaking case they have received death threats....



Book about Nelson Mandela's medical treatment stirs dispute
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Some relatives of Nelson Mandela say a new book by a military doctor that documents the South African leader's medical treatments before his 2013 death violates doctor-patient confidentiality....



No dye: Cancer patients' gray hair darkened on immune drugs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads....



Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study says
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hawaii consistently ranks among the healthiest states, but a federal survey found Native Hawaiians are in unusually bad health....



Vet groups urge House to reject plan to fix VA's budget gap
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight major veterans' organizations on Saturday urged Congress to provide emergency money to the Department of Veterans Affairs without cutting other VA programs as the House moved quickly to address a budget shortfall that threatened medical care for thousands of patients....



Doctors' group tells Senate to fix, not repeal 'Obamacare'
CHICAGO (AP) -- The nation's largest doctors' group urged senators on Friday to stop trying to repeal or replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketplace....



Endurance athlete overcomes paralysis to race, coach again
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) -- When Beth Sanden crashed her bike after speeding over a wet, broken patch of asphalt 15 years ago, the elite endurance athlete was left paralyzed. She figured her competition days were over, along with her career as a personal trainer and triathlon coach....



Texas panel suspends license of man accused in opioid deaths
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A state panel has suspended the medical license of a Texas doctor who federal authorities say wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people....