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DENVER (AP) — One American was able to afford her toddler's latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were able to do so as beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. And while...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment. The findings...
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The co-founder of Purdue Pharma, a Connecticut company that markets the powerfully addictive painkiller OxyContin, has died at age 97. Company officials say Dr. Raymond Sackler, a Greenwich resident, died Monday after a brief illness. He's survived by his...
MIAMI (AP) — A 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of Florida's littlest victims of the opioid crisis, authorities said Tuesday. But how he came into contact with the powerful painkiller is a...
MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors believe a 10-year-old boy who died at his home in a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood has become one of Florida's littlest victims of the opioid crisis. But it's unclear how he came in contact with fentanyl — a drug so potent that even accidental exposure...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Laughter can combat trauma. Spiritual cleansings could be used to fight an opioid addiction. Cactus extract may battle diabetes and obesity. These insights are from curanderismo — traditional Native American healing from the American Southwest and Latin...
With a number of acquisitions and new product approvals, Johnson & Johnson looked beyond a dip in second-quarter profit and raised its outlook for the year. The health care products giant expects sales and profit growth to accelerate this year, with momentum carrying over...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The implosion of the Senate Republican health care bill leaves a divided GOP with its flagship legislative priority in tatters and confronts a wounded President Donald Trump and congressional leaders with dicey decisions about addressing their perhaps...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a California Supreme Court decision upholding the right of the state medical board to access a prescription drug database (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A Burbank doctor says he's disappointed he lost his appeal challenging the California Medical...