Health

Flu vaccine
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November 27, 2018 - 6:20 am
Medical crews with a Fort Worth-based ambulance service say they're seeing more cases of people with flu-like symptoms. Since September 1st, MedStar crews have treated 226 people with a clinical impression of the flu. During that same period in 2017, they treated just 44 patients with flu-like...
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Doctor, health
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November 26, 2018 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — US health officials say they plan to overhaul the nation's decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which experts have long criticized for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday...
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Hospital
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November 16, 2018 - 1:50 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients, two of whom were voluntary patients who were allegedly prohibited from leaving. SAS Healthcare Inc. was indicted Wednesday on nine counts of violating the Texas Mental...
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Vaping, Vape, eCigarette
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November 15, 2018 - 10:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official on Thursday pledged to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes. The move represents a major step to further push down U.S. smoking...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is opening the door for states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping their Medicaid programs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the announcement Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 13, 2018 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday allowed states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move to address issues from homelessness to violence. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 25, 2013 file photo, elementary school third graders run under a rainbow colored tarp during the 15th Annual Kansas Kids Fitness Day, in Hutchinson, Kan. New federal guidelines released on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, advise that children as young as age 3 should move more, sit less and get more active, and that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. (Aaron Marineau/The Hutchinson News via AP)
November 12, 2018 - 7:01 am
CHICAGO (AP) — New U.S. guidelines on exercise advise starting sooner to get children active to avoid health problems later in life. Physical activity guidelines used to start at age 6, but now they recommend involving kids as young as 3 in active play throughout the day. For adults, the advice...
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The U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Washington. Seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private ‘Medicare Advantage’ insurance plans. It’s a sign of potentially big changes for Medicare. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 09, 2018 - 11:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is experimenting with a new direction in health care. Starting next year, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores and respite for caregivers through private Medicare Advantage insurance plans. There's a growing recognition...
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