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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found. The analysis released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that...
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Collapsing on sidewalks and constantly vomiting, some of the Yemeni villagers barely make it to the tiny health center where doctors spread carton sheets in the backyard and use trees to hang bags of IV fluids for patients. They are part of a stream of...
ROME, N.Y. (AP) — In his bed at a New York state group home for the severely disabled, Steven Wenger lay helpless against a silent invader. A slimy, wriggling clump was growing around the hole in his throat near his breathing tube. Nurses peered closer and made a discovery...
ROME, N.Y. (AP) — The case of a severely disabled New York man infested with maggots offers a rare glimpse into the often-secretive probes of abuse and neglect in state-run institutions. Steven Wenger had maggots around his breathing tube twice in two days last year at a state-...
DALLAS (AP) — A 60-year-old Dallas-area doctor has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping defraud Medicare and Medicaid out of almost $375 million. A federal judge also ordered Dr. Jacques (ZHAWK) Roy on Wednesday to pay more than $268 million in restitution. A jury in...
Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for screening people for cancer. Hong Kong doctors tried it for a type of head and neck cancer, and boosted early detection and one measure of survival. The tests detect DNA that tumors...
CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman has been accused of pretending to be a doctor and falsely claiming her preschool-age son had terminal cancer so he could receive unnecessary hospital care and opioids. A Hamilton County prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday at the trial of Monika Burgett...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on New Hampshire's lawsuit against Purdue Pharma (all times local): 6:51 p.m. Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan says the role that drugmakers have played in the opioid crisis in New Hampshire is abundantly clear. Following the state's announcement...
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey funeral home director is using his firm's website to discuss the deadly opioid crisis in stark terms. Peter Kulbacki discusses witnessing the "inexplicable grief" and "emotional devastation" overdose deaths cause families and the...