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Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM PDT

Loud Sound May Pose More Harm Than We Thought

Loud Sound May Pose More Harm Than We Thought

Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent research may have found an explanation for problems like his, something called...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 05:15 AM PDT

Texas Effort to Replace Planned Parenthood Stumbles

Texas Effort to Replace Planned Parenthood Stumbles

In pushing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that cuts off funds for Planned Parenthood, Republicans are out to reassure women who rely on the major health care organization that other clinics will step...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 08:45 AM PDT

City Sues Drugmaker for Letting OxyContin Flood Black Market

City Sues Drugmaker for Letting OxyContin Flood Black Market

As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of Seattle. Mayor...

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 04:55 PM PDT

Baby Injuries Rise in Common Infant Products

Baby Injuries Rise in Common Infant Products

 A new study finds a growing number of young children are being injured while using infant products like carriers, strollers and cribs. Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio,...

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 04:07 PM PDT

What the Budget Analysts Say About GOP Health Care Bill

What the Budget Analysts Say About GOP Health Care Bill

The Republican bill to replace major portions of Barack Obama's health care law and restructure Medicaid would leave 24 million people uninsured over the next decade, according to projections from the Congressi...

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 09:29 AM PST

Cardboard Boxes as Cribs? Safety Sleep Program Expands

Cardboard Boxes as Cribs? Safety Sleep Program Expands

Cardboard boxes certainly aren't new technology. But when they're linked to a practice that started in Finland decades ago to help babies sleep safely, they're taking on a new purpose as so-called baby boxes...

Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 at 07:07 PM PDT

Hospitals Worry About Caring for Newly Uninsured in GOP Plan

Hospitals Worry About Caring for Newly Uninsured in GOP Plan

When Colorado expanded Medicaid coverage under former President Barack Obama's health care law, the largest provider in the Denver region hired more than 250 employees and built a $27 million primary care clinic...

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 03:32 PM PST

Pence Appeals for Complete GOP Support for Health Overhaul

Pence Appeals for Complete GOP Support for Health Overhaul

Vice President Mike Pence appealed for total GOP congressional support for a White House-backed health overhaul during a brief visit Saturday to Kentucky, where the Republican governor and junior senator are...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 09:11 PM PDT

Reported Flu Deaths in San Diego County at 61

Reported Flu Deaths in San Diego County at 61

Four more flu-related deaths were reported in San Diego County last week, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency (HSSA).

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 04:23 PM PST

Feel Stressed? Stop Checking Your Phone, Study Says

Feel Stressed? Stop Checking Your Phone, Study Says

A recent study finds mobile users who check their phones frequently feel more stressed. According to the American Psychological Association, we are a nation of "constant checkers" and it's taking a...

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