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WEST CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey's most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettucine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower. But...
WEST CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Advocates for the disabled, elderly and chronically ill in New York are concerned the state's move to a $15 minimum wage could deepen a shortage of home health aides. More than 180,000 Medicaid patients in New York are authorized to receive long-term, in-...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The ease of relapsing into opioid addiction has led a growing number of states to help residents make it clear to medical professionals they do not want to be prescribed the powerful painkillers. Connecticut and Alaska are two of the latest considering...
CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Family members say a woman found dead along with her airline pilot husband from apparent fentanyl overdoses had long batted drug problems. Police say the children of 36-year-old Brian Halye (hah-LEE') and 34-year-old Courtney Halye found their bodies...
CASIMIRO DE ABREU, Brazil (AP) — This small city in the state of Rio de Janeiro is on high alert after authorities confirmed the death of one man by yellow fever and are investigating several other possible cases. Health authorities this week confirmed that 38-year-old Watila...
CASIMIRO DE ABREU, Brazil (AP) — This small city in the state of Rio de Janeiro is on high alert after authorities confirmed the death of one man by yellow fever and are investigating several other possible cases. Health authorities this week confirmed that 38-year-old Watila...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House GOP health care bill has competition from other Republicans, a group of governors who've made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people. They're hoping GOP senators will find their ideas more persuasive. It's a gradual...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican health care bill has competition from another GOP group, governors with their own proposal on how to overhaul Medicaid for low-income people. They're hoping Republican senators will find their ideas more persuasive. It's a gradual approach...
How do insurance companies decide what medicines to pay for and when to pay for them? Insurers and other payers look first at how well the drug works — not its cost — when they decide whether to cover the latest treatments, according to the nation's largest pharmacy benefits...