Maryland Gov. Wes Moore and state lawmakers are scheduled to announce support for measures protecting abortion rights. House Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson will join the fellow Democratic governor at a news conference Thursday. They want an amendment to enshrine th…
U.S. Sen. John Fetterman has been hospitalized after feeling lightheaded while attending a Senate Democratic retreat. Fetterman suffered a stroke last year while campaigning. In a statement Wednesday night, the office of the Pennsylvania Democrat says initial tests do not show evidence of a …
Hundreds of thousands of students who have dropped off public school rolls since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic are unaccounted for. An analysis by The Associated Press, Stanford University’s Big Local News project and Stanford education professor Thomas Dee found 240,000 students in 21 …
A five-year experiment aimed at improving care for some of California's most at-risk Medicaid patients reduced hospitalizations and saved taxpayers money. The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research on Wednesday said California's Whole Person Care pilot projects saved an estimated $383 per pa…
Some people just seem to be happy all the time. For others, it’s not so easy to shake off negative emotions. Here are ten easy, scientifically-proven ‘happiness hacks’ you should try.
When President Joe Biden called on the U.S. to address the nation's deadly overdose crisis, it touched off criticism from two sides. Some Republicans frame the destruction wrought by the synthetic opioid fentanyl as a border security issue and say Biden has made it worse. Some lawmakers jeer…
When President Joe Biden suggested that Republicans want to slash Medicare and Social Security it brought howls of protests from the GOP side of the aisle during the State of the Union address. But it also showcased a stunning turnaround for the Republican Party that built a brand on doing j…
When President Joe Biden suggested that Republicans want to slash Medicare and Social Security it brought howls of protests from the GOP side of the aisle during the State of the Union address. But it also showcased a stunning turnaround for the Republican Party that built a brand on doing just that. There was President George W. Bush's idea about privatizing Social Security, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s sweeping Medicare overhaul and current Republican Sen. Rick Scott’s idea of “sunsetting” major entitlement programs. As the president and the Congress launch budget negotiations ahead of the debt ceiling deadline, Biden is not going to let Republicans forget that history.
The nation’s largest Medicaid insurer denies wrongdoing after the California attorney general’s office investigated it for inflating prescription drug costs.
A devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria has raised questions about how long people can survive in the rubble. Experts say up to a week or more, though it depends on their injuries, how they are trapped and weather conditions. Search teams from around the world have joined local emergency personnel to continue to look for victims from this week's deadly earthquake. Most rescues occur in the first 24 hours after a disaster. Experts say after that, survival chances drop as each day passes. Wintry conditions in Turkey and Syria have hampered rescue efforts and temperatures have dipped well below freezing.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- From 2006 to 2018, there was an increase in the proportion of visits to outpatient primary care physicians that addressed mental health, according to a study published in the February issue of Health Affairs.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Being unemployed due to a primary central nervous system tumor (PCNST) is associated with higher symptom burden, according to a study published online Feb. 8 in Neurology.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- During the perinatal period, uninsurance is more common among rural than urban residents, according to a study published online Feb. 2 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Seven in 10 children use children's makeup and body products (e.g., lip gloss, glitter, face paint), according to a study published online Jan. 24 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Phobic/agoraphobic symptoms are independently associated with poor quality of life in people with epilepsy, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in Epilepsy Research.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- While a health alert warned doctors late last year about rising cases of severe strep in children, U.S. officials now say those numbers were actually a return to normal.
Facing blowback, the director of Florida’s high school sports governing body is backing away from using an eligibility form that requires female athletes to disclose their menstrual history. Instead, the executive director of the Florida High School Athletic Association is recommending that medical histories stay at the doctor’s office and not be stored at school. The association’s board is meeting Thursday to vote on whether to adopt the four-page form that would require student-athletes to submit to their schools only the last page of the form, stating their eligibility to participate in sports.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A new study delivers some great news to older Americans, something many likely already realize in their daily lives.
Lawmakers have gone to work on a proposal to allow all residents to buy into the state-run MinnesotaCare health insurance program, not just low-income workers struggling to get by. Democratic legislators and Gov. Tim Walz have been pushing for several years to expand MinnesotaCare into a low-cost “public option” for health insurance that would be available to everyone. Now that Democrats control both chambers of the Legislature, expanding the program is one of their top priorities for the session. The bill got its first hearing Wednesday but has a long path to becoming law. Republicans and business groups are urging a go-slow approach.
A diferencia de sus discursos anteriores, éste fue a Cámara llena, y sin limitaciones por covid-19. Y los legisladores en la audiencia, tanto partidarios como opositores, parecían estar de un humor estridente.
Well+Good recently spoke with sleep experts for tips on dealing with sleep difficulties. Here are some of their top suggestions.
A proposal to let prisoners in Massachusetts donate organs and bone marrow to shave time off their sentence is raising profound ethical and legal questions about putting undue pressure on people behind bars who are desperate for freedom. The bill may run afoul of federal law, which bars the sale of human organs or acquiring one for “valuable consideration" and faces a steep climb in the Massachusetts Statehouse. Critics are calling the idea coercive even as one of the bill’s sponsors says it is a response to the over-incarceration of Black and Hispanic people and the need for matching donors. Democratic state Rep. Judith Garcia also said Black and Hispanic communities are at higher risk for health conditions that might require organ donation.
Big changes are coming to health care after pandemic emergencies expire. People will soon have to pay part or all the cost of COVID tests, treatments and vaccines, and as many as 15 million people will likely lose their Medicaid coverage. Read more
As the new chairman of the Senate committee that oversees health and labor issues, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says some corporations “should be nervous.” And the longtime liberal crusader’s first target is Howard Schultz, the interim CEO of Starbucks who has aggressively fought his workers’ efforts to unionize. Sanders and the 10 other Democrats on his Senate committee sent a letter to Schultz demanding he testify at a March 9 hearing on his company’s compliance with federal labor laws. If Schultz ignores or refuses the voluntary request, Sanders says, he’s willing to use the committee’s subpoena power.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- After their Hawaii honeymoon, newlyweds Jackie Ng-Osorio and her husband, Kane, set a goal of training together for the Honolulu Marathon.
A big fireball and billowing smoke rose into the sky when officials released and burned toxic chemicals from the wreckage of a derailed train in an Ohio village. Residents in the immediate area there and nearby in Pennsylvania remain evacuated Wednesday because of health risks from the fumes. Officials warned that burning the vinyl chloride would result in two concerning gases — hydrogen chloride and phosgene, which was used as a weapon in World War I. Officials say air monitoring hasn't detected concerning levels inside or outside the evacuation radius, and they're still working with experts to determine safe levels for various gases before residents can return.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic and environmental prenatal risk factors play a role in early childhood atopic dermatitis (AD), according to a review published online Jan. 27 in the Annals of Dermatology.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Parents in the United States may assume baby food is free of impurities, but a recent research review highlights the much different reality: Most foods made for babies and toddlers have some amount of toxic heavy metals.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- There’s been plenty of scientific debate about whether vaping is safer than tobacco, and whether it may help some people stop smoking.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women can help protect their newborns from whooping cough by getting a Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of pregnancy.