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Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 08:44 PM EDT

Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

Calif. Senate Approves Bill to Vaccinate School Children

State senators have passed a controversial bill aimed at increasing California's school immunization rates. The bill approved Thursday would prohibit parents from seeking vaccine exemptions for their children...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 08:23 AM EDT

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

3 Times as Many Spend $100K-Plus on Prescriptions

In 2014, more than half a million Americans each took $50,000 or more worth of prescription drugs and for the super-high spenders — those prescribed $100,000 or more worth of medications — nearly tripled from...

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 02:30 PM EDT

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

Feds to Insurers: You'd Better Pay for Birth Control

The feds gave insurance companies a stern reminder on their duties on women's health Monday: They must pay for birth control, mammograms and well-woman visits without charging co-pays, and without fighting...

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 08:53 AM EDT

FDA Unaware of Listeria in Blue Bell Before Outbreak

FDA Unaware of Listeria in Blue Bell Before Outbreak

Federal health officials said Friday that they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell Creameries facility before an outbreak linked to the ice cream turned deadly. Results of a Food and...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 07:30 AM EDT

"Pollen Tsunami" Causing Misery in the Northeast

"Pollen Tsunami" Causing Misery in the Northeast

Move over, pollen vortex, the pollen tsunami is here. A ferocious winter, delayed spring and even the beginnings of climate change have created a "pollen tsunami" that is slamming allergy sufferers in the...

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:07 AM EDT

What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?

What Can You do to Prevent Skin Cancer?

Summer is coming! To get ready for more time in the sun, dermatologists offer advice on skin cancer prevention.

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 09:17 AM EDT

Feds Probe Safety of Hospital Hand Cleaners

Feds Probe Safety of Hospital Hand Cleaners

Federal health officials say more information is needed to establish the safety and effectiveness of common hand cleaners used in hospitals, doctors' offices and nursing homes to kill germs and prevent...

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 10:25 PM EDT

These Are America's Cities With the Worst Air Pollution

These Are America's Cities With the Worst Air Pollution

Air pollution is still a "pervasive public health threat" in the U.S. — and while many of the nation's most polluted cities have cleaned up their acts, a number are still choked by ozone and particle pollution...

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 09:58 PM EDT

German Measles Eliminated From Americas: Officials

German Measles Eliminated From Americas: Officials

German measles has officially been eradicated from North and South America, the first region of the world to vanquish the disease, health officials announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 07:10 PM EDT

Doctors Save 3 Babies With "4-D-Printed" Airway Splints

Doctors Save 3 Babies With "4-D-Printed" Airway Splints

Three small children who were born with a rare and often deadly defect to their windpipes are now healthy and breathing normally, thanks to innovative "4-D"-printed airway splints created by a team of doctors...

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