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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — STATES FEAR NEEDLES The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documented a 364 percent increase in new cases of Hepatitis C in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. Of the four states, only Kentucky has passed legislation to allow for...
HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — Patton Couch shook his head and clenched his teeth, recounting the night four years ago when he plucked a dirty needle from a pile at a flophouse and jabbed it into his scarred arm. He knew the odds; most of the addicts in the room probably had hepatitis C. "...
A new, international panel of experts has studied the most recent evidence on mammograms to screen for breast cancer and says they do the most good for women in their 50s and 60s. Women 70 to 74 also benefit to a lesser extent. But evidence that screening helps women in their...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House has voted to stop the federal government from blocking state laws that permit the use of medical marijuana. But lawmakers declined to direct the Justice Department not to interfere with states like Colorado and Washington that permit...
CHICAGO (AP) — Alcohol problems affect almost 33 million adults and most have never sought treatment, according to a government survey that suggests rates have increased in recent years. The study is the first national estimate based on a new term, "alcohol use disorder," in a...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that as long as there is one Ebola case in West Africa "all countries are at risk" and is urging every nation to support the final battles to wipe out the deadly disease in Sierra Leone and Guinea. The U.N. chief...
Health insurance enrollments under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, including those receiving monthly subsidies to cover policy costs, by state: State Number enrolled Enrolled with subsidy Percent with subsidy Average monthly subsidy Total subsidies Alabama 145,763...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 10 million people have signed up for private health insurance this year under President Barack Obama's law, the administration said Tuesday. That puts the nation finally within reach of coverage for all, but it may not last. The report from the...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former insurance broker who stole $10 million from Aetna Inc. by failing to submit health insurance premiums paid by a New Jersey university has pleaded guilty to fraud. Bonney Hebert pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut, to...