Health

June 15, 2017 - 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Republican senator is calling for immediate action to stabilize shaky health insurance markets around the country, amid concerns that the GOP will get blamed if constituents' lives are disrupted. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee called on the Trump administration...
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FILE--In this Tuesday, April 22, 2014, file photograph, Glenn Haggstrom, front, principal executive director, and Stella Fiotes, executive director, then with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, testify during a Congressional field hearing at the State Capitol in Denver on the cost overruns and delays with the construction and completion of the VA Hospital in Aurora. Haggstrom, the former top construction official for the Veterans Affairs Department, told The Associated Press that he was never apprised of the cost overruns at the new hospital even though he was harshly criticized by Congress for the project's price tag. (Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 3:16 pm
DENVER (AP) — A former Veterans Affairs Department executive who was harshly criticized by Congress for massive cost overruns at a new Colorado VA medical center said he was never told the price had ballooned to more than $1.7 billion before he left the agency, and does not know how it happened. "I...
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FILE--In this Tuesday, April 22, 2014, file photograph, Glenn Haggstrom, front, principal executive director, and Stella Fiotes, executive director, then with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, testify during a Congressional field hearing at the State Capitol in Denver on the cost overruns and delays with the construction and completion of the VA Hospital in Aurora. Haggstrom, the former top construction official for the Veterans Affairs Department, told The Associated Press that he was never apprised of the cost overruns at the new hospital even though he was harshly criticized by Congress for the project's price tag. (Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 3:16 pm
DENVER (AP) — A former Veterans Affairs Department executive who was harshly criticized by Congress for massive cost overruns at a new Colorado VA medical center said he was never told the price had ballooned to more than $1.7 billion before he left the agency, and does not know how it happened. "I...
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In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, photo, Fiber One bars sit on a shelf at a market, in New York. Snack bars, cereals and brownies with added fiber may not appear as filling under a new labeling rule. A little-discussed aspect of the revamped Nutrition Facts panel, which was postponed Tuesday, June 13, is that it could change what ingredients products like Fiber One bars can count as dietary fiber. The unsettled details are partly why the industry has called for delaying the deadline to use the new panel. (AP Photo/Candice Choi)
June 15, 2017 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new labeling rule could change how much fiber is listed for some snack bars and cereals. A little-discussed aspect of the revamped Nutrition Facts panel, which was postponed this week, is that it could change what ingredients products like Fiber One bars can count as dietary fiber...
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In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, photo, Fiber One bars sit on a shelf at a market, in New York. Snack bars, cereals and brownies with added fiber may not appear as filling under a new labeling rule. A little-discussed aspect of the revamped Nutrition Facts panel, which was postponed Tuesday, June 13, is that it could change what ingredients products like Fiber One bars can count as dietary fiber. The unsettled details are partly why the industry has called for delaying the deadline to use the new panel. (AP Photo/Candice Choi)
June 15, 2017 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new labeling rule could change how much fiber is listed for some snack bars and cereals. A little-discussed aspect of the revamped Nutrition Facts panel, which was postponed this week, is that it could change what ingredients products like Fiber One bars can count as dietary fiber...
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In this May 4, 2017 photo, Melissa Jones, right, a nurse educator with Alosa Health, speaks with Dr. Dorothy Wilhelm in an exam room at a medical office in Monroeville, Pa. Jones visits medical offices in western Pennsylvania to educate doctors about new opioid prescribing guidelines. (AP Photo/Carla K. Johnson)
June 15, 2017 - 2:28 pm
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Even doctors can be addicted to opioids, in a way: It's hard to stop prescribing them. Melissa Jones is on a mission to break doctors of their habit, and in the process try to turn the tide of the painkiller epidemic that has engulfed 2 million Americans. It was in doctors'...
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In this May 4, 2017 photo, Melissa Jones, right, a nurse educator with Alosa Health, speaks with Dr. Dorothy Wilhelm in an exam room at a medical office in Monroeville, Pa. Jones visits medical offices in western Pennsylvania to educate doctors about new opioid prescribing guidelines. (AP Photo/Carla K. Johnson)
June 15, 2017 - 2:28 pm
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Even doctors can be addicted to opioids, in a way: It's hard to stop prescribing them. Melissa Jones is on a mission to break doctors of their habit, and in the process try to turn the tide of the painkiller epidemic that has engulfed 2 million Americans. It was in doctors'...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. A large government survey released Thursday, June 15, 2017, suggests the number of U.S. high school and middle school students using electronic cigarettes fell to 2.2 million last year, from 3 million the year before. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
June 15, 2017 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States. A government survey released Thursday suggests the number of high school and middle school students using electronic cigarettes fell to 2.2 million last year, from 3 million the year before...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. A large government survey released Thursday, June 15, 2017, suggests the number of U.S. high school and middle school students using electronic cigarettes fell to 2.2 million last year, from 3 million the year before. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
June 15, 2017 - 2:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States. A government survey released Thursday suggests the number of high school and middle school students using electronic cigarettes fell to 2.2 million last year, from 3 million the year before...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump talks to House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after the House pushed through a health care bill. Trump promised to make health care more affordable but a government report finds that out-of-pocket costs _ deductibles and copayments _ would average 61 percent higher under the House Republican bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 15, 2017 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised to make health care more affordable but a government report finds that out-of-pocket costs — deductibles and copayments — would average 61 percent higher under the House Republican bill. And even though the sticker price for premiums would be lower...
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