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WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner — who oversaw the rocky rollout of the president's health care law — says she's stepping down at the end of February. In an email Friday to staff at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Tavenner says she's leaving with...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Measles cases have been popping up around California in an outbreak linked to visits to Disney theme parks in Orange County during the winter holiday. The highly contagious respiratory illness was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but health officials...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Measles cases have been popping up around California in an outbreak linked to visits to Disney theme parks in Orange County during the winter holiday. The highly contagious respiratory illness was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but health officials...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It's like OpenTable for medical appointments. No waiting weeks to see a dermatologist. No sitting for hours in the emergency room. No frantic calls to find a family doctor with openings. Online services such as ZocDoc and InQuicker are enabling patients with...
NEW YORK (AP) — The compensation program for people with health problems related to the Sept. 11 terror attacks says it has approved payments of $804 million to 3,100 claimants. Officials at the Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund say they've paid $59 million as of Jan 2. The...
(from Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department) The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department is confirming the first influenza-associated pediatric death in Austin/Travis County. This brings the total number of flu deaths this season to nine...
WASHINGTON (AP) — How your immune system does its job seems to depend more on your environment and the germs you encounter than on your genes, says new research that put twins to the test to find out. After all, the immune system adapts throughout life to fight disease, said...
WASHINGTON (AP) — New research shows that how your immune system does its job seems to depend more on your environment and the germs you encounter than on your genes. Scientists know there is tremendous variation in how the immune systems of healthy people function. Stanford...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health officials confirmed that six new measles cases are connected to an outbreak at Disney theme parks last month, bringing the total number of illnesses to 32. The new cases include five in Los Angeles County and one in San Diego County. Craig...