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December 20, 2018 - 8:01 am
The sign-up period for Obamacare ended last Saturday, but the final numbers are coming in. Enrollment for 2019 coverage under the Affordable Care Act slipped by about 3.6 percent in Texas, compared to last year. The national numbers for states using Healthcare.Gov show a drop of about four percent...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018 file photo, a Narcan nasal device which delivers naloxone lies on a counter as a health educator gives instructions on how to administer it in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, the U.S. government told doctors to consider prescribing the overdose antidote naloxone to many more patients who take opioid painkillers. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 19, 2018 - 1:01 pm
The U.S. government is telling doctors to consider prescribing overdose reversal drugs such as Narcan to many more patients taking opioid painkillers. The strategy could add more than $1 billion in health care costs. Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir announced the guidance Wednesday. He...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes in 2018 compared with the previous year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. Findings were released on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 17, 2018 - 5:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the survey's 44-year history, far...
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Blood Donation
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December 14, 2018 - 11:03 am
DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - You could help save a life with just a little bit of your time. Right now, Carter BloodCare officials say they are experiencing a lower than normal inventory of several blood types.The blood is needed for patient transfusions in the area. Linda Goelzer, Director of Public...
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The HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll in most states, even though premiums are stable, consumers have more choice, and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help. The nation’s uninsured rate could edge up again. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 12, 2018 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With just days left to enroll, fewer people are signing up for the Affordable Care Act , even though premiums are stable, more plans are available and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help. Barring an enrollment surge, the nation's uninsured rate could edge up...
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United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams, right, addresses an audience as Arlington, Mass., Police Chief Frederick Ryan, left, looks on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Boston, during a national summit focused on police efforts to address the opioid epidemic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 06, 2018 - 1:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has told police officers from across the country that he believes the federal drug classification system should be revisited. But he says he's not supportive of an "across-the-board" decriminalization of illegal drugs. Adams spoke Thursday morning to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. A health official testified that a cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland visitors comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in 2017 near the theme park. Dr. Matthew Zahn with the Orange County Health Care Agency testified Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, before an appeals board judge at the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 05, 2018 - 12:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland visitors comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year near the theme park, a health official testified this week. Most of those who got sick visited the park in the fall of 2017...
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