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Photo: FDA Recalls Common Heart, Blood Pressure Medications Due to Cancer Risks FDA Recalls Common Heart, Blood Pressure Medications Due to Cancer Risks
NBC New York - Mon Jul 16, 2018
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of several medicines containing an ingredient used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. More »

Texas governor signs controversial 'rape insurance' abortion coverage into law
Think Progress - Tue Aug 15, 2017
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill Tuesday afternoon, approved by the Senate over the weekend, that would prohibit all insurance companies from covering non-life threatening abortion care in standard health plans. More »

Photo: Georgia Pumps Taxpayer Money into Anti-Choice Fake Clinics Georgia Pumps Taxpayer Money into Anti-Choice Fake Clinics
Rewire - Tue Aug 15, 2017
Georgia is funneling millions in state funds to anti-choice organizations that attempt to prevent people from seeking abortion care. More »

Fatal Disease on Rise in Humans, Deer in Wisconsin
Newser - Tue Jul 11, 2017
Chronic wasting disease seen more amid worries deer may pass it to humans. More »

Photo: Marijuana Fans Cheer as Recreational Pot Goes on Sale in Nevada Marijuana Fans Cheer as Recreational Pot Goes on Sale in Nevada
NBC - Sun Jul 2, 2017
LAS VEGAS - Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U. More »

New report finds sweeping mismanagement at Atlanta VA hospital
WSB-TV - Sun Jun 18, 2017
DEKALB COUNTY, Georgia - A new inspector general report shows sweeping mismanagement at Atlanta's VA hospital. More »

Photo: Trump wants to start charging stores to accept food stamps Trump wants to start charging stores to accept food stamps
CNBC - Wed Jun 7, 2017
The White House proposal to overhaul the US food stamp program - and the deep cuts it would make to benefits for the poorest households - has sparked public outrage on both sides of the aisle. More »

Photo: The High Price of Insulin Is Literally Killing People The High Price of Insulin Is Literally Killing People
Vice - Tue Apr 11, 2017
Shane Patrick Boyle died on March 18th, 2017, from Type I Diabetes. More »

Photo: U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World
Time - Thu Mar 16, 2017
The US health care system has been subject to heated debate over the past decade, but one thing that has remained consistent is the level of performance, which has been ranked as the worst among industrialized nations for the fifth time, according to the 2014 Commonwealth Fund survey 2014. More »

Photo: Sworn to secrecy, drugstores stay silent as customers overpay Sworn to secrecy, drugstores stay silent as customers overpay
Chicago Tribune - Sat Feb 25, 2017
Eric Pusey has to bite his tongue when customers at his pharmacy cough up copayments far higher than the cost of their low-cost generic drugs, thinking their insurance is getting them a good deal. More »

Trump White House abruptly halts Obamacare ads
Politico - Fri Jan 27, 2017
The Trump administration has pulled the plug on all Obamacare outreach and advertising in the crucial final days of the 2017 enrollment season, according to sources at Health and Human Services and on Capitol Hill. More »

Photo: Soaring insulin prices prompt "insurance shift" Soaring insulin prices prompt "insurance shift"
USA Today - Wed Jan 4, 2017
Many parents of diabetic children and adults suffering with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are bracing for changes in insurance coverage of their insulin next year, as prices of the vital medication continue to soar. More »

Photo: 10 Scientific Studies From 2016 Showing Marijuana Is Safe and Effective 10 Scientific Studies From 2016 Showing Marijuana Is Safe and Effective
AlterNet - Sun Jan 1, 2017
While no psychoactive substance is completely harmless, modern science continues to prove that cannabis is one of the safer and more effective therapeutic agents available. More »

Photo: Oklahoma To Require Anti-Abortion Signs In Public Restrooms Oklahoma To Require Anti-Abortion Signs In Public Restrooms
Huffington Post - Tue Dec 13, 2016
Oklahoma may require public restrooms in restaurants, hospitals, public schools, hotels and nursing homes to post signs with anti-abortion sentiments as part of a drive against the procedure. More »

Photo: Three states OK recreational marijuana Three states OK recreational marijuana
Chicago Tribune - Wed Nov 9, 2016
California, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, giving a huge boost to the campaign to allow pot nationwide. More »

Diabetes Spreads As The Treatment For It Gets Pricier
Think Progress - Thu Apr 7, 2016
The price of the most effective drug used to treat diabetes is skyrocketing - even as the potentially life-threatening disease is becoming increasingly common among impoverished people. More »

Photo: 5 Major Developments That Change How We Should Think About Marijuana 5 Major Developments That Change How We Should Think About Marijuana
AlterNet - Sat Jan 23, 2016
Scientific discoveries are published almost daily rebuking the federal government's contention that cannabis is a highly dangerous substance lacking therapeutic efficacy. More »

Alabama Jailers Let Prisoners Die From Easily Treatable Illnesses to Save Money
AlterNet - Mon Oct 20, 2014
Three lawsuits recently filed in federal court accuse the state of Alabama of denying prisoners with easily treatable illnesses or injuries proper medical care resulting in the prisoner's death. More »

Los Angeles launches probe of alleged 'patient dumping' by Nevada
Reuters - Thu May 2, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO - Nevada health officials acknowledged on Thursday that a state-run hospital improperly bused 10 newly discharged psychiatric patients out of the state with deficient plans for their care, while Los Angeles launched a criminal probe into the alleged "patient dumping. More »

Some US hospitals are deporting pathients without consulting any court
Associated Press - Tue Apr 23, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa - Days after they were badly hurt in a car accident, Jacinto Cruz and Jose Rodriguez-Saldana lay unconscious in an Iowa hospital while the American health care system weighed what to do with the two immigrants from Mexico. More »

Photo: Over $2.5 million in Medical Bills: 'Miracle' tornado survivor denied workers' comp Over $2.5 million in Medical Bills: 'Miracle' tornado survivor denied workers' comp
Associated Press - Sat Oct 22, 2011
JOPLIN, Missouri By all accounts, Mark Lindquist is a hero, an underpaid social worker who nearly gave his life trying to save three developmentally disabled adults from the Joplin tornado. More »

Photo: Even those insured may face big bills Even those insured may face big bills
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Sat Sep 10, 2011
State Representative Rusty Kidd was being carried down stairs in his wheelchair last November when one of the steps suddenly broke. More »

Tech Indicted In Case Of Woman Dying In ER
CNN - Mon May 16, 2011
NEW YORK - A psychiatric technician was indicted Monday for reckless endangerment and falsifying hospital records, including those of a patient who died unattended on an emergency room floor, according to District Attorney Charles J. Hynes. More »

Photo: Patient Dumping: Brain surgery patient put in cab Patient Dumping: Brain surgery patient put in cab
KOMO-TV - Sun Feb 6, 2011
SEATTLE - A brain surgery patient was left wandering lost and disoriented in an unfamiliar neighborhood on a rainy night in his hospital gown after the University of Washington Medical Center sent him home in a taxi. More »

Viva WikiLeaks! Sicko Was Not Banned in Cuba
Michael Moore - Huffington Post - Sat Dec 18, 2010
Yesterday WikiLeaks did an amazing thing and released a classified State Department cable that dealt, in part, with me and my film, 'Sicko. More »

Photo: Insurance Industry Executive Apologizes to Michael Moore Insurance Industry Executive Apologizes to Michael Moore
Raw Story - Mon Nov 22, 2010
Filmmaker Michael Moore received an apology from a former health insurance industry executive for his role in attempting to smear the documentarian and his documentary on the for-profit health care industry, Sicko. More »

Photo: 'Shocking' conditions at Tylenol plant 'Shocking' conditions at Tylenol plant
CNN - Thu May 13, 2010
NEW YORK - The quality and safety violations that led to the shutdown of a Tylenol plant were extremely serious, and could lead to tough action by regulators on drugmaker Johnson & Johnson. More »

Photo: Obama signs historic $938 billion overhaul Obama signs historic $938 billion overhaul
Associated Press - Mon Mar 22, 2010
WASHINGTON - A beaming President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a historic $938 billion health care overhaul that guarantees coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans and will touch nearly every citizen's life, presiding over the biggest shift in US domestic policy since the 1960s and capping a divisive, yearlong debate that could define the November elections. More »

Photo: Johnson & Johnson expands Tylenol recall Johnson & Johnson expands Tylenol recall
Associated Press - Thu Jan 14, 2010
NEW YORK - Johnson & Johnson expanded a recall of over-the-counter medications Friday, the second time it has done so in less than a month because of a moldy smell that has made users sick. More »

Alert: 800-Thousand Doses Of H1N1 Vaccine Recalled
Associated Press - Mon Dec 14, 2009
ATLANTA - Health officials are recalling hundreds of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus. More »

Aetna Forcing 600,000-Plus To Lose Coverage In Effort To Raise Profits
Huffington Post - Thu Dec 3, 2009
Health insurance giant Aetna is planning to force up to 650,000 clients to drop their coverage next year as it seeks to raise additional revenue to meet profit expectations. More »

Uninsured ER patients twice as likely to die
Associated Press - Wed Nov 18, 2009
CHICAGO - Uninsured patients with traumatic injuries, such as car crashes, falls and gunshot wounds, were almost twice as likely to die in the hospital as similarly injured patients with health insurance, according to a troubling new study. More »

Obama declares swine flu a national emergency
Associated Press - Fri Oct 23, 2009
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency and empowered his health secretary to suspend federal requirements and speed treatment for thousands of infected people. More »

Ambulances start charging extra for obese patients
Associated Press - Wed Oct 21, 2009
TOPEKA, Kansas - The memory still bothers Ken Keller: A panicked ambulance crew had a critically ill patient, but the man weighed more than 1,000 pounds and could not fit inside the vehicle. More »

Photo: Nurse arrested on the job sues police Nurse arrested on the job sues police
WLS-TV - Mon Sep 21, 2009
CHICAGO - A nurse is suing the Chicago Police Department after her arrest at Illinois Masonic Hospital. More »

Photo: Chemo in closet: Doctor finds way to treat Nevada's cancer patients Chemo in closet: Doctor finds way to treat Nevada's cancer patients
CNN - Mon Aug 17, 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Christina Aguilar sits in a converted storage room of a Las Vegas medical center, the best hope for underinsured cancer patients to get the treatment they need. More »

Photo: Whistle-blower: Health care industry engaging in PR tactics Whistle-blower: Health care industry engaging in PR tactics
CNN - Wed Aug 12, 2009
WASHINGTON - Wendell Potter knows a little something about the health care industry's practices and is not afraid of to speak out as the health care reform debate heats up around the country. More »

Photo: Florida hospital defends secretly deporting patient Florida hospital defends secretly deporting patient
Associated Press - Wed Jul 22, 2009
STUART, Florida - All sides agree on one thing in the strange case of a South Florida hospital that secretly repatriated a seriously brain injured patient back to Guatemala. More »

Renewed Call to Get Antibiotics Out of Food
Associated Press - Tue Jun 23, 2009
The use of the powerful antibiotic streptomycin as a growth-promoting agent in turkeys also quickly promotes the growth of dangerous streptomycin-resistant coliform bacteria, according to researchers at University of California, Davis. More »

Photo: FDA says Zicam nasal spray can cause loss of smell FDA says Zicam nasal spray can cause loss of smell
Associated Press - Mon Jun 15, 2009
WASHINGTON - Consumers should stop using Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products because they can permanently damage the sense of smell, federal health regulators said Tuesday. More »

Photo: Indian health care needs unmet Indian health care needs unmet
Associated Press - Sun Jun 14, 2009
CROW AGENCY, Montana - Ta'Shon Rain Little Light, a happy little girl who loved to dance and dress up in traditional American Indian clothes, had stopped eating and walking. More »

$2M for kin of woman who died on NY hospital floor
Associated Press - Wed May 27, 2009
NEW YORK - The family of a woman who died on a hospital floor, struggling to get up while staffers ignored her, has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city for $2 million. More »

More Medical Mistakes at VA Clinics
Associated Press - Sun May 17, 2009
Federal officials have been warning thousands of former patients they might have been exposed to infection at three Veterans Affairs facilities, yet other VA patients are not being warned about less serious mistakes with the same equipment at more than a dozen other VA centers. More »

Vet Released from VA with IV Still in his Arm
WXPI-TV - Tue May 12, 2009
PITTSBURGH - A mother is up in arms after her son, a Vietnam veteran, is returned home from the hospital still wearing a gown and IV needle in his arm. More »

Swine Flu: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Outbreak
Time - Sun Apr 26, 2009
Concern that the world could be on the brink of the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years escalated Sunday as France, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Spain reported potential new cases in which people had been infected with swine flu and Canada confirmed several new cases. More »

WHO Warns of Possible Pandemic as Mexico Seeks to Contain Swine Flu
HealthDay - Fri Apr 24, 2009
Mexican authorities continued to take dramatic steps Saturday to try to contain the swine flu outbreak that has killed as many as 68 people, and sickened more than 1,000 others. More »

Army officials claim war concussions "overdiagnosed"
Associated Press - Tue Apr 14, 2009
ATLANTA - Mild brain injuries - once considered an under-recognized problem in returning military troops - are being overdiagnosed because the government is using soft criteria instead of hard medical evidence, an Army doctor and two other officials contend. More »

Insurers shun those taking certain meds
Miami Herald - Sat Mar 28, 2009
Trying to buy health insurance on your own and have gallstones? You'll automatically be denied coverage. More »

Hospital bills woman who never saw doctor
Associated Press - Mon Oct 20, 2008
DALLAS - A woman says she waited 19 hours at Parkland Memorial Hospital's emergency department for treatment of a broken leg and never did get to see a doctor - but still got a bill for $162. More »

Patient Died in ER After a 19-Hour Wait
ABC - Thu Sep 25, 2008
With notoriously crowded US emergency rooms, chances are most American families have a story of someone waiting. More »

FDA issues precautionary note on silver fillings
Associated Press - Wed Jun 11, 2008
Silver dental fillings contain mercury, and the government for the first time is warning that they may pose a safety concern for pregnant women and young children. More »

CDC: Syringe reuse linked to hepatitis C outbreak
Associated Press - Thu May 15, 2008
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - A hepatitis C outbreak affecting more than 80 people and exposing tens of thousands more was caused by workers reusing syringes at a Las Vegas clinic, federal health officials said Friday. More »

Photo: Number of disabled veterans rising Number of disabled veterans rising
Associated Press - Sat May 10, 2008
Increasing numbers of US troops have left the military with damaged bodies and minds, an ever-larger pool of disabled veterans that will cost the nation billions for decades to come - even as the total population of America's vets shrinks. More »

Who should MDs let die in a pandemic? Report offers answers
Associated Press - Sun May 4, 2008
Doctors know some patients needing lifesaving care won't get it in a flu pandemic or other disaster. More »

CDC: Flu season worst in years, vaccine ineffective
Associated Press - Thu Apr 17, 2008
ATLANTA - This year's flu season has shaped up to be the worst in three years, partly because the vaccine didn't work well against the viruses that made most people sick, health officials said Thursday. More »

Medicare Wiped Out by 2019
Associated Press - Mon Mar 24, 2008
Trustees for the government's two biggest benefit programs warned that Social Security and Medicare are facing "enormous challenges" with the threat to Medicare's solvency far more severe. More »

Photo: Blue Cross quits asking docs to 'rat out' patients Blue Cross quits asking docs to 'rat out' patients
Associated Press - Tue Feb 12, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Blue Cross of California quickly halted its practice of asking doctors to report conditions it could use to cancel new patients' medical coverage after a widespread wave of criticism. More »

Children treated with Botox died
Associated Press - Thu Feb 7, 2008
The popular anti-wrinkle drug Botox and a competitor Myobloc have been linked to some deaths and other severe side effects suggestive of botulism, the government warned doctors Friday. More »

Voice Risk Analysis System - Lie Detection by Phone
BBC - Thu Dec 6, 2007
A telephone lie detector has discovered that a third of people on benefits called by Edinburgh Council may be cheating the system. More »

Photo: Cannabis compound 'halts cancer' Cannabis compound 'halts cancer'
BBC - Mon Nov 19, 2007
A compound found in cannabis may stop breast cancer spreading throughout the body, US scientists believe. More »

Photo: Brain injuries from war worse than thought Brain injuries from war worse than thought
USA Today - Sun Sep 23, 2007
Scientists trying to understand traumatic brain injury from bomb blasts are finding the wound more insidious than they once thought. More »

Photo: Australian navy defends paying for breast implants Australian navy defends paying for breast implants
AFP - Wed Sep 19, 2007
SYDNEY - The Australian military Sunday defended its decision to pay for some female sailors to have breast implants, saying the operations were not carried out for cosmetic reasons. More »

Photo: Legal Loophole Ensnares Breast Cancer Patients Legal Loophole Ensnares Breast Cancer Patients
Wall Street Journal - Fri Sep 14, 2007
LONGVIEW, Texas - In June 2003, Shirley Loewe went to Good Shepherd Medical Center here with a softball-size lump in her breast and was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer. More »

Photo: Thousands of GIs cope with brain damage Thousands of GIs cope with brain damage
Associated Press - Sat Sep 8, 2007
The war in Iraq is not over, but one legacy is already here in this city and others across America: an epidemic of brain-damaged soldiers. More »

Photo: Industry pressure waters down breast-feed ads Industry pressure waters down breast-feed ads
Washington Post - Thu Aug 30, 2007
In an attempt to raise the nation's historically low rate of breast-feeding, federal health officials commissioned an attention-grabbing advertising campaign a few years ago to convince mothers that their babies faced real health risks if they did not breast-feed. More »

Seniors head south to Mexican nursing homes
USA Today - Tue Aug 14, 2007
AJIJIC, Mexico - After Jean Douglas turned 70, she realized she couldn't take care of herself anymore. More »

Photo: Hospitals are shutting down burn centers Hospitals are shutting down burn centers
Associated Press - Mon Aug 6, 2007
US hospitals are increasingly shutting down their burn centers in a trend experts say could leave the nation unable to handle widespread burn casualties from a fiery terrorist attack or other major disaster. More »

How a hospital death became a cause celebre
Los Angeles Times - Thu Jun 14, 2007
It might have gone down as the death of a "quasi-transient" woman with a history of abusing drugs. More »

Case Workers for Wounded GI's Laid Off
Army Times - Mon Jan 22, 2007
Defense Department officials have laid off most of their case workers who help severely injured service members, sources said. More »

Photo: Bush Proposal Will Cut Medicaid Drug Payments Bush Proposal Will Cut Medicaid Drug Payments
San Francisco Chronicle - Sun Dec 17, 2006
Washington -- The Bush administration today will propose sweeping reductions in payments to pharmacies as a way to save money for Medicaid, the health program for more than 50 million poor people. More »

Big Money: The Compensation Angle
The Raw Story - Tue Oct 31, 2006
Veterans' advocates fought long and hard to have Congress pass measures in 1997 that require the Department of Defense (DOD) to document the pre- and post-war health of American troops. More »

The Myth of Accessible Health Care
The Raw Story - Sun Oct 29, 2006
If you were thinking of enlisting in the military and you read the press releases from the DOD and VA public relations machine, you'd think that signing up would make you part of a body of men and women who were the nation's greatest asset -- a corps that would enjoy every possible means of care at all stages of their professional and personal lives. More »

To Hell and Back: Spinning the Downward Spiral
The Raw Story - Tue Oct 24, 2006
The same troops whose mental health issues were more or less ignored while they were active service members face numerous obstacles to proper care in the military's mental health system once they return. More »

Mental health disorders among returning troops
The Raw Story - Mon Oct 23, 2006
The same administration that many claim sent US troops overseas without sufficient intelligence, planning, numbers, or armor is equally unprepared to deal with the war's psychic toll on service members, RAW STORY has learned. More »

Photo: Emergency Medical System In Crisis, USA Emergency Medical System In Crisis, USA
Medical News Today - Wed Jun 14, 2006
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) says the American emergency medical system is in crisis - it is seriously short of resources, fragmented and splitting at the seams. More »

Patient's Survival is Bad for Business
CNN - Mon Apr 3, 2006
When M Smith learned she had AIDS in the early 1990's, she figured it was a death sentence. More »

Angina 'may be missed in women'
BBC - Mon Mar 20, 2006
Women with chest pains may be dying of heart disease unnecessarily because doctors under-estimate the severity of their condition, research suggests. More »

Gulf War Veteran Gets Placebos Instead Of Real Medicine
WSOC-TV - Tue Feb 28, 2006
A Gulf War veteran undergoing medical treatment said he was given placebos -- or sugar pills -- instead of real medicine. More »

Photo: Secret to Chocolate's Heart Benefits Found Secret to Chocolate's Heart Benefits Found
LiveScience.com - Wed Jan 18, 2006
A new study reveals the chemical in chocolate that produces known heart-healthy benefits. More »

Photo: Ginseng 'helps to ward off colds' Ginseng 'helps to ward off colds'
BBC - Tue Oct 25, 2005
Taking the herbal remedy ginseng reduces the risk of developing a cold, a Canadian study says. More »

Photo: New Scientific Yoga and Art of Relaxation New Scientific Yoga and Art of Relaxation
Medical News Today - Wed Sep 14, 2005
London, UK - Imagine the life when you need only 2 hours of sleep to re-energise. More »

Vitamin C 'helps to fight cancer'
BBC - Mon Sep 12, 2005
High doses of vitamin C injected into the bloodstream may help fight cancer, a US study says. More »

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