Health

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Do terminally ill patients in New Mexico already have a right to end their lives? That's what the New Mexico Court of Appeals is set to decide after hearing arguments Monday from the state and lawyers from a terminally ill woman. The case involves a Santa...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kaiser Permanente nurses in California approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses, a union official said Monday. Registered nurses and nurse practitioners who work at 21 hospitals and...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have lowered their estimate of how much oil spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, briefly contaminating the water supply of a city downstream. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Wendy...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3-trillion health care system. "It is in our common interest to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3-trillion health care system. "It is in our common interest to...
(from Travis County) In 2014, Travis County saw 13 infant suffocation deaths, including 11 associated with the risk factor of bed-sharing, the highest number of infant sleep-related deaths since 2010. Six of these deaths occurred during the winter months of January, February and...
Health advocates advise a second opinion when major surgery is recommended. Here are tips on searching for options. —Start with the doctor recommending the traditional surgery, asking what will happen if you don't have the operation and if there are alternative treatments,...
Health advocates advise a second opinion when major surgery is recommended. Here are tips on searching for options. —Start with the doctor recommending the traditional surgery, asking what will happen if you don't have the operation and if there are alternative treatments,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one offered a startling shortcut — operating through her eyelid. The idea: Make a...