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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 02:12 PM EST

US Superbug Infections Rising, But Deaths Are Falling

US Superbug Infections Rising, But Deaths Are Falling

Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable. So there’s some surprising news in a report...

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 at 06:10 PM EST

Teen Needed Transplant After Lungs 'Irreparably Damaged' From Vaping

Teen Needed Transplant After Lungs 'Irreparably Damaged' From Vaping

A 17-year-old boy is believed to be the first person to receive a double lung transplant because of the vaping-related illness that has sickened thousands nationwide. Doctors at Henry Ford Health System in...

Monday, Nov 11, 2019 at 04:05 PM EST

Cholesterol Levels Dropping in US, But Many Still Need Care

Cholesterol Levels Dropping in US, But Many Still Need Care

Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say Monday's report suggests a controversial change in recommendati...

Monday, Nov 11, 2019 at 02:45 PM EST

Vaping-Related Lung Transplant Performed at Detroit Hospital

Vaping-Related Lung Transplant Performed at Detroit Hospital

Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. No other details of the transplant were released Monday by Henry Ford Health System, which...

Monday, Nov 11, 2019 at 06:42 AM EST

Lawsuit: Va. Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent

Lawsuit: Va. Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent

A Virginia doctor allegedly performed hysterectomies and tied a patient's fallopian tubes without consent, federal authorities said in court documents, NBC News reported. Javaid Perwaiz, 69, was arrested Friday...

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 at 06:16 PM EST

Could Trump's Re-Election Go Up in a Puff of 'Smoke?' Vapers Say Watch Out

Could Trump's Re-Election Go Up in a Puff of 'Smoke?' Vapers Say Watch Out

They're here. They vape. And they say they'll vote you out of office if you come for their "unicorn poop" flavored vape juice, NBC News reports. Facing a perfect storm of threats from federal, state and...

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 04:48 PM EST

As Life-Saving Cancer Drugs Run Short, Patients Suffer

As Life-Saving Cancer Drugs Run Short, Patients Suffer

One family experienced first-hand a problem that doctors say is too common and worsening: shortages of childhood cancer drugs. Doctors, meanwhile, find themselves having to ration life-saving drugs.

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 01:43 PM EST

CDC Says It’s Closer to Finding Cause of Vaping Illness

CDC Says It’s Closer to Finding Cause of Vaping Illness

U.S. health officials finally have a potential breakthrough in the vaping illness outbreak that’s killed at least 39 people, narrowing in on vitamin E acetate as a “potential toxin of concern,” Centers for...

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 12:15 PM EST

10 Hospitalized From Oklahoma Facility After Flu Shot Mix-Up

10 Hospitalized From Oklahoma Facility After Flu Shot Mix-Up

Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what's believed to be insulin rather than flu shots,...

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 07:59 AM EST

Health Insurance Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know

Health Insurance Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know

Open enrollment season has arrived, and that means whether you get health insurance through your employer, Medicare, Medicaid or a private plan, it's time to decide what, if anything, you want to change for next...

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