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The GOP's revised Obamacare repeal bill is even worse for people with pre-existing conditions

The GOP’s revised Obamacare repeal bill is even worse for people with pre-existing conditions

In a last-gasp effort to push their Affordable Care Act repeal bill over the finish line, Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham issued an amended version over the weekend, sweetening the federal handouts for states of such holdout voters as …

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State suspends medical license of Carmen Puliafito, former USC Keck dean tied to drug use

State suspends medical license of Carmen Puliafito, former USC Keck dean tied to drug use

The Medical Board of California has suspended the license of former USC medical school dean Carmen Puliafito pending a final decision on his fitness to practice medicine. The medical board opened an inquiry into Puliafito after a Times investigation found …

Miami Physician Gets 8 Years for 'Multifaceted' Fraud

Miami Physician Gets 8 Years for ‘Multifaceted’ Fraud

A physician in Miami, Florida, was sentenced by a federal judge last week to 97 months in prison in a textbook case on how many ways to defraud Medicare. And there’s some paying back to do — $4.8 million worth. Roberto Fernandez, MD, pleaded guilty in …

Mississippi, Louisiana are the country's two hungriest states

Mississippi, Louisiana are the country’s two hungriest states

As many Americans settle into fall with pumpkin delectables, a substantial number of families in the U.S. are not sure where their next meal will come from. Bread for the World, an anti-hunger advocacy group, has released a list of the 10 hungriest …

University sees first bump in enrollment in several years

University sees first bump in enrollment in several years

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has recorded a slight increase in enrollment for the first time in several years with gains in freshmen and transfer students providing good news to the college that has been dealing with funding cuts from …

The GOP's revised Obamacare repeal bill is even worse for people with pre-existing conditions

The GOP’s revised Obamacare repeal bill is even worse for people with pre-existing conditions

In a last-gasp effort to push their Affordable Care Act repeal bill over the finish line, Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham issued an amended version over the weekend, sweetening the federal handouts for states of such holdout voters as …

Early-Onset Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiac Remodeling

Early-Onset Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiac Remodeling

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Women who develop preeclampsia early, before week 34 of pregnancy, have more pronounced left ventricular concentric remodeling 1 month after delivery than women with late-onset preeclampsia, new research suggests [1]. “It has been …

California's hepatitis A outbreaks: Why is the virus spreading?

California’s hepatitis A outbreaks: Why is the virus spreading?

Nearly 450 people in San Diego have become infected with hepatitis A over the last 10 months, making it the largest outbreak of the illness in California in decades. On Tuesday (Sept. 19), officials in San Diego said the number of hepatitis cases in the …

California politics news feed

California politics news feed

Californians who get their health coverage on the individual market could face dire consequences under the current Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, warned a new analysis released Monday by Covered California, the state’s health …

After 15 years in vegetative state, man responds to nerve stimulation

After 15 years in vegetative state, man responds to nerve stimulation

(CNN)A car accident at 20 years old left a French man in a vegetative state for 15 years. But after neurosurgeons implanted a vagus nerve stimulator in his chest, the man, now 35, is showing signs of consciousness, according to a study published Monday in …

Study shows metabolism impacts odds of getting malaria

Study shows metabolism impacts odds of getting malaria

Sept. 25 (UPI) –A recent study has found that a person’s susceptibility of getting malaria is dependent on their metabolic state and can be manipulated with external stimuli. Researchers from Instituto de Medicina Molecular, or iMM, Lisboa found that …

APNewsBreak: Sex offenders say island water makes them sick

APNewsBreak: Sex offenders say island water makes them sick

Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water system has been plagued by problems for more than a decade. About 200 residents of the …

Multi-gene test predicts Alzheimer's better than APOE E4 alone

Multi-gene test predicts Alzheimer’s better than APOE E4 alone

Sept. 25 (UPI) –Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have developed a new test that may be better at predicting Alzheimer’s than APOE E4 alone. The test combines the effects of more than 24 genetic variants that by themselves are …

$2.5 million Bloomberg grant funds UIC study on Cook County soda tax

$2.5 million Bloomberg grant funds UIC study on Cook County soda tax

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will study the long-term impact of Cook County’s sweetened beverage tax thanks to about $2.5 million in funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable organization founded by former New York …

The VA conducts gruesome experiments on dogs, then kills them. Investigation draws outrage

The VA conducts gruesome experiments on dogs, then kills them. Investigation draws outrage

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs is tightening oversight of controversial medical experiments on dogs after an investigation found surgery failures and canine deaths in research projects at a VA facility in Virginia — findings that …

Former 'world's heaviest woman' dies after weight-loss surgery

Former ‘world’s heaviest woman’ dies after weight-loss surgery

An Egyptian woman who once held the title of “world’s heaviest woman” died in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, her doctors said. Eman Abdul Atti, who at one point reportedly weighed over 1,100 pounds, was 37. Burjeel Hospital, which had a team …

The Latest: Republicans revise health bill to woo holdouts

The Latest: Republicans revise health bill to woo holdouts

Republicans have released a revised version of their legislation dismantling the Obama health care law. It contains added money and newly eased coverage requirements aimed at winning over GOP senators whose opposition could well sink the bill. The proposal …

Woman's 'baby bump' actually a massive ovarian cyst

Woman’s ‘baby bump’ actually a massive ovarian cyst

Sarah Upton, 29, could not understand why she was gaining weight and cut out milk and bread amid fears she had an intolerance. But after noticing a ‘baby bump’ during a gym session she went to see her doctor and was admitted to hospital. The cyst then …

Meth-laced 7Up found in Mexico, prompting U.S. Health officials to issue travel warning

Meth-laced 7Up found in Mexico, prompting U.S. Health officials to issue travel warning

Mexican officials are reportedly investigating how 7Up soft drinks laced with methamphetamines made their way onto shelves in Baja California, sickening several and killing one. The health department of Baja California has issued a statement confirming …

L.A. set to be hot market for marijuana. But there might not be many places to smoke it

L.A. set to be hot market for marijuana. But there might not be many places to smoke it

Los Angeles lawmakers are laying the groundwork for what is widely expected to be one of the hottest markets for marijuana in the country, one that could bring more than $50 million in taxes to city coffers next year. The city is drafting rules to allow …

Rural Maternity Wards Are Closing, And Women’s Lives Are On The Line

Rural Maternity Wards Are Closing, And Women’s Lives Are On The Line

On a frosty January evening, Nancy Kerr felt the first twinges of contractions. Snow was piling up outside her house in the mountains of rural Spruce Pine, North Carolina, but the contractions were mild, and she was a week shy of her due date, so she …

This Test Can Determine Whether You've Outgrown A Food Allergy

This Test Can Determine Whether You’ve Outgrown A Food Allergy

An estimated 4 percent of Americans have food allergies, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded that allergies are a growing public health concern. But diagnosing allergies can be tricky, and kids can outgrow them, too. Now, a new …

Pregnant Women Should Still Get The Flu Vaccine, Doctors Advise

Pregnant Women Should Still Get The Flu Vaccine, Doctors Advise

Flu symptoms can be more severe when you’re pregnant, landing women in the hospital, threatening their lives and even leading to preterm birth or miscarriage. The virus is a risk to the woman and the baby. So, it’s particularly important that people who …

Health care bill teeters, GOP adds money to woo dissidents

Health care bill teeters, GOP adds money to woo dissidents

Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they’re pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week. Yet their path to succeeding in their last-gasp effort has grown narrower, perhaps impossible.

Meet the Millennial Transforming Black Wall Street for the Digital Era

Meet the Millennial Transforming Black Wall Street for the Digital Era

TULSA, Oklahoma — When Nehemiah Frank started a website and media company dedicated to telling the stories of the black residents in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 33-year-old received some backlash for not having a journalism degree. But Frank, who was born and …

Should states ban abortions when Down syndrome diagnosed?

Should states ban abortions when Down syndrome diagnosed?

Kelly Kuhns rejected Down syndrome testing the first three times she got pregnant; the 36-year-old nurse from Ohio always knew she’d never terminate a pregnancy. But after her third pregnancy ended in miscarriage, she decided with the fourth to take the test.

Studying 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care

Studying 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care

U.S. researchers are aiming to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how to customize ways to prevent and treat disease, ending one-size-fits-all care. (Sept. 25) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. researchers are getting ready to …

‘It’s a Very Poor Prognosis.’ John McCain Opens Up About Cancer Diagnosis

‘It’s a Very Poor Prognosis.’ John McCain Opens Up About Cancer Diagnosis

Sen. John McCain opened up Sunday about the moment he was diagnosed with an aggressive, often deadly form of brain cancer earlier this year. In a forthcoming interview on CBS’$2 60 Minutes, the Arizona senator spoke about what it was like when doctors told …

The Latest: Trump adviser insists health bill has safeguards

The Latest: Trump adviser insists health bill has safeguards

A White House adviser insists the Republican health care bill would protect people with pre-existing conditions. That’s despite the fact the bill would loosen the rules under the Obama health law — by giving states waivers that would let insurers charge …

UC is handing out generous pensions, and students are paying the price with higher tuition

UC is handing out generous pensions, and students are paying the price with higher tuition

As parents and students start writing checks for the first in-state tuition hike in seven years at the University of California, they hope the extra money will buy a better education. But a big chunk of that new money — perhaps tens of millions of …

Family listens to dead son's heart 11 years after transplant

Family listens to dead son’s heart 11 years after transplant

Grieving family members traveled from Ohio and packed into an Indiana school library on Saturday for a chance to listen to the heart of their relative that saved the life of a first-grade teaching assistant 11 years ago. Donna Harper, whose son Matthew …

GOP Sen. Collins likely against Graham-Cassidy health bill in latest blow

GOP Sen. Collins likely against Graham-Cassidy health bill in latest blow

Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she finds it “very difficult” to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill that would repeal the Obama health care law. Her likely opposition leaves the Republican drive to fulfill one of the party’s chief campaign …

California would take biggest hit under Senate Republicans' latest Obamacare repeal plan

California would take biggest hit under Senate Republicans’ latest Obamacare repeal plan

California, which has used the Affordable Care Act to extend health protections to millions of its residents and cut in half the number of people without health insurance, stands to lose more than any other state under the latest Republican plan to roll …

Vaccine Skeptic Message Gets Stronger, Bolder

Vaccine Skeptic Message Gets Stronger, Bolder

HOUSTON — It’s Sage’s fifth birthday. She’s wearing a pin that tells the world, and she’s carrying a sign, too. “Today is my 5th B-day,” it reads. “Denied school because I don’t have 39 vaccines.” Sage’s mom, Dene Shulze-Alva, has …

A daily half hour's exercise could prevent 1 in 12 early deaths, study shows

A daily half hour’s exercise could prevent 1 in 12 early deaths, study shows

People who exercise five days a week for 30 minutes significantly reduce their risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an option, according to a new international study. Tracking 130,000 people in 17 …

Head of L.A. County's health system, one of the largest in the country, announces departure

Head of L.A. County’s health system, one of the largest in the country, announces departure

Dr. Mitchell Katz, tapped by Los Angeles County seven years ago to lead the nation’s second-largest health system out of a period of instability and mismanagement, has announced he will leave his post at the end of the year. Katz oversees the county’s …

Organizers call off far-right festival at UC Berkeley; march planned on campus on Sunday

Organizers call off far-right festival at UC Berkeley; march planned on campus on Sunday

Organizers of a far-right speakers’ series planned on the UC Berkeley campus informed school officials that all speaking events scheduled for the coming week have been canceled, the university said Saturday. Representatives of the student group Berkeley …

5 Americans Talk About How A Health Law Overhaul Would Affect Them

5 Americans Talk About How A Health Law Overhaul Would Affect Them

As the nation has debated the GOP proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, NPR member station reporters have been talking to people around the country about how the proposed changes in the health law would affect them. A young man with …

Grandmother who died of West Nile virus didn't know she got bit, family says

Grandmother who died of West Nile virus didn’t know she got bit, family says

The grieving family of an 84-year-old California woman who died of West Nile virus wants health officials to do more about spreading awareness. “Just tell people across California that this is an epidemic going on that they probably don’t even know …

Cancer pen could help surgeons detect tumors in seconds

Cancer pen could help surgeons detect tumors in seconds

Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, “Did you get it all?” Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it’s safe to stop cutting or if stray tumor cells still lurk. The device is highly experimental, but …

Study: Yoga may help breast cancer patients struggling to sleep

Study: Yoga may help breast cancer patients struggling to sleep

SATURDAY, Sept. 23, 2017 – A certain type of yoga may provide lasting benefits for breast cancer patients who have trouble sleeping, researchers report. The study included 227 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer who were randomly assigned to …

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Will the new GOP health care bill pass?

Will the new GOP health care bill pass?

John McCain Thinks Trump More Interested in Making Money Than Serving Country

John McCain Thinks Trump More Interested in Making Money Than Serving Country

GOP releases new version of health care bill

GOP releases new version of health care bill

Egyptian Eman Ahmed, once 'world's heaviest woman', dies in Abu Dhabi

Egyptian Eman Ahmed, once ‘world’s heaviest woman’, dies in Abu Dhabi

Senator Collins: 'Difficult' to back latest GOP health care bill

Senator Collins: ‘Difficult’ to back latest GOP health care bill

Sen. Collins on health care (full interview)

Sen. Collins on health care (full interview)

Trump blasts McCain for health care stance

Trump blasts McCain for health care stance

President Trump Attacks McCain Over Decision To Vote No On Republican Healthcare Bill

President Trump Attacks McCain Over Decision To Vote No On Republican Healthcare Bill

Will Republicans be able to dismantle the Affordable Care Act?

Will Republicans be able to dismantle the Affordable Care Act?

Sen. John McCain deals blows to Cassidy-Graham bill

Sen. John McCain deals blows to Cassidy-Graham bill

Sen. John McCain joins GOP Senators Ditching Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort | Los Angeles Times

Sen. John McCain joins GOP Senators Ditching Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort | Los Angeles Times

John McCain Doesn't Support The Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill

John McCain Doesn’t Support The Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill

Sen. McCain stands against latest GOP health care bill

Sen. McCain stands against latest GOP health care bill

New Drug Test Can Detect Cocaine In A Fingerprint In Seconds | CNBC

New Drug Test Can Detect Cocaine In A Fingerprint In Seconds | CNBC

The Reasoning Behind McCain's Opposition To Graham-Cassidy | MSNBC

The Reasoning Behind McCain’s Opposition To Graham-Cassidy | MSNBC

McCain to vote 'no' on health care proposal

McCain to vote ‘no’ on health care proposal

ObamaCare repeal: Every state's a winner in Graham-Cassidy bill, Marc Short says

ObamaCare repeal: Every state’s a winner in Graham-Cassidy bill, Marc Short says

New Zealand voters gear up for elections

New Zealand voters gear up for elections

'Death Wish' cold brew coffee recalled over botulism concerns

’Death Wish’ cold brew coffee recalled over botulism concerns

Sen. Cassidy: I wish Kimmel would hear my perspective

Sen. Cassidy: I wish Kimmel would hear my perspective

For Africa's Poorest, Cutting-edge HIV Drugs for $75 a Year

For Africa’s Poorest, Cutting-edge HIV Drugs for $75 a Year

Senate to vote on GOP health care bill next week

Senate to vote on GOP health care bill next week

Nation Update: Sign language for first responders

Nation Update: Sign language for first responders

Senator Cassidy: 'Sorry Kimmel Doesn't Understand Bill' After Jimmy Kimmel Slams Bill | TIME

Senator Cassidy: ‘Sorry Kimmel Doesn’t Understand Bill’ After Jimmy Kimmel Slams Bill | TIME

Senate plans vote on Republican-led health care bill

Senate plans vote on Republican-led health care bill

Who Do You Trust On New Obamacare Repeal: Donald Trump Or Chris Christie? | The Last Word | MSNBC

Who Do You Trust On New Obamacare Repeal: Donald Trump Or Chris Christie? | The Last Word | MSNBC

Hannity: It's time for the GOP to act on health care

Hannity: It’s time for the GOP to act on health care

Senate Republicans ready to take another swing at ObamaCare

Senate Republicans ready to take another swing at ObamaCare

8-year-old meets his bone marrow donor for the 1st time

8-year-old meets his bone marrow donor for the 1st time

Jimmy Kimmel takes on the architect of the new Republican health care bill

Jimmy Kimmel takes on the architect of the new Republican health care bill

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