AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:19:36 -0500 The Latest: Trump promises health insurance for all Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:02:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/16/US--Trump-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Trump-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1223 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): Thousands rally to resist Republican health law repeal drive Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:01:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/15/US--Health.Care.Rallies/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Health.Care.Rallies c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:107a WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders denounce Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, one of dozens of rallies Democrats staged across the country to highlight opposition. Ambulance company to pay $12.7M over Medicare billing claims Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:53:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/14/US-Ambulance-Company-Settlement/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Ambulance-Company-Settlement c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:776 WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — An ambulance company that operates in Massachusetts says it'll pay nearly $13 million to settle claims it fraudulently billed Medicare. Personalized IRS letters nudge uninsured to get coverage Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:01:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/13/US-Health-Overhaul-IRS/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Health-Overhaul-IRS c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:512 WASHINGTON (AP) — If you haven't signed up for health insurance, you may soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman. In early GOP win on health care repeal, Congress OKs budget Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:31:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/13/US-Congress-Health-Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Congress-Health-Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2e0 WASHINGTON (AP) — Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Sick kitty: NYC quarantines 500 felines fearing the flu Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:58:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/13/US--Sick.Cats-Quarantined/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Sick.Cats-Quarantined c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3f7 NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of homeless New York City cats have been quarantined after health officials discovered many infected with a strand of bird flu. GOP leaders look to early health care bill, details vague Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:48:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/12/US--Senate-Health.Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Senate-Health.Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-398 WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama's health care law and begins to supplant it with their own vision of how the nation's $3 trillion-a-year medical system should work. Trump's HHS pick will sell off stock to avoid conflicts Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:22:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/12/US--Trump-Health.Secretary/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Trump-Health.Secretary c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-21c WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's top health official will sell off stock holdings to avoid potential conflicts of interest, according to government documents released Thursday. The good, bad and unknown about marijuana's health effects Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:12:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/12/US-MED--Marijuana-Health.Effects/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Marijuana-Health.Effects c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-1d2 NEW YORK (AP) — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it may also raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and trigger heart attacks. Court upholds state's law on buffers around abortion clinics Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:25:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/12/US--Abortion-Buffer.Zones/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Abortion-Buffer.Zones c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-19b CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a New Hampshire law allowing buffer zones around abortion clinics that supporters say protect women from harassment. The Latest: Greece returns more Syrian refugees to Turkey Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:43:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/12/EU-Europe-Migrants-The-Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU-Europe-Migrants-The-Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-27b VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the inflow of asylum-seekers and migrants to the continent (all times local): CVS generic competitor to EpiPen, sold at a 6th the price Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:02:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/12/US--CVS-EpiPen.Generic/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--CVS-EpiPen.Generic c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-2f9 CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan's EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its soaring cost to consumers. Republican-led Senate takes first step to repeal 'Obamacare' Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:44:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/12/US--Senate-Health.Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Senate-Health.Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-41b WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate early Thursday passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, responding to pressure to move quickly even as Republicans and President-elect Trump grapple with what to replace it with. The Latest: Fla. lawmaker being evaluated by doctors Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:21:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/10/US--Congress-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Congress-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-f06 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): Governor says there's less of him to hate: He lost 50 pounds Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:55:05 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/11/US-Governor-Weight-Loss/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Governor-Weight-Loss c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-7cf PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says he had weight loss surgery and jokes now "there's 50 less pounds of me to hate." No sign of Japan-related radiation found in Alaska waters Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:40:05 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/12/AS-Fukushima-Radiation-Seafood/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AS-Fukushima-Radiation-Seafood c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-60d ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — State officials have announced that tests of Alaska seafood continue to show no detectable amounts of radiation, five years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami set off a nuclear disaster at a Japanese power plant. Man accused in hospital hacking ends 100-day hunger strike Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:45:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/12/US--Hacking.Charge-Hunger.Strike/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Hacking.Charge-Hunger.Strike c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-643 BOSTON (AP) — A man awaiting trial in the 2014 hacking of a Boston hospital's computer network says he's ending a hunger strike after 100 days. Correction: Drug Prices-Johnson & Johnson story Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:16:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/10/US--Drug.Prices-Johnson._.Johnson/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Drug.Prices-Johnson._.Johnson c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-e51 In a story Jan. 10 about Johnson & Johnson's plans to disclose some information on its prescription drug price increases, The Associated Press reported erroneously the use of the company's drug Xarelto. It is used to prevent strokes, not heart attacks. Massachusetts weighs doing away with winter time shift Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:13:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2017/01/11/US--Eastern.Daylight.Time/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Eastern.Daylight.Time c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-aed BOSTON (AP) — Lacking authority to change the laws of physics to allow more sunlight on the darkest days of winter, a special commission is instead considering whether Massachusetts should change the laws of man and observe daylight saving time year-round. Correction: Obit-Heimlich story Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:04:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2016/12/17/US--Obit-Heimlich/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Obit-Heimlich c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-236f CINCINNATI (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about the death of Dr. Henry Heimlich, The Associated Press erroneously reported the year the U.S. Navy sent him to northwest China. It was 1945, not 1942.