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New Years Deadliest Holiday to be On Roadways, Study Says
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New Years Deadliest Holiday to be On Roadways, Study Says

ORLANDO, Fla. — Not everyone’s New Years celebration is happy and healthy as a study finds the day to be the deadliest holiday of the year behind the wheel. Nearly 1,000 people died on U.S. roadways over a three-day period... Read More

Ohioans’ Liquor Consumption at All-Time High
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Ohioans’ Liquor Consumption at All-Time High

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was 7:30 a.m. inside a nearly vacant Giant Eagle grocery store in New Albany, but in the back corner there were 18 people standing outside the shuttered liquor section. The liquor store didn’t open until 9... Read More

Health Officials Warn of Possible Measles Exposure at 5 US Airports
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Health Officials Warn of Possible Measles Exposure at 5 US Airports

Multiple travelers passed through five U.S. airports while infected with measles in December and may have exposed countless other passengers to the infectious disease, according to health officials. According to the Chicago Department of Public Health, a person infected with... Read More

Cuellar Says Texas Will Turn Blue When Democrats Embrace Rural Areas
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Cuellar Says Texas Will Turn Blue When Democrats Embrace Rural Areas
2019-12-24 15:03:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Henry Cuellar had no sooner returned to his native Texas, then he was being asked to reflect on one of the busiest and most consequential Decembers in the history of the U.S. Congress. In the three days... Read More

With Encouragement From Trump, States Move Forward on Importing Drugs
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With Encouragement From Trump, States Move Forward on Importing Drugs

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Wednesday announced plans that would pave the way for Americans to begin purchasing lower priced prescription drugs imported from Canada. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar described two ways in which the administration proposes... Read More

By 2030, Nearly Half of All US Adults Will Be Obese, Experts Predict
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By 2030, Nearly Half of All US Adults Will Be Obese, Experts Predict

A tidal wave of fat, and the ailments that come with it, now appears virtually inevitable in the United States. New research finds that by 2030, nearly half of American adults — 49.2% to be exact — will be obese.... Read More

What Would Happen If the Affordable Care Act Went Away?
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What Would Happen If the Affordable Care Act Went Away?

Any day now, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans could rule the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. At least it seemed that two of the three appeals court judges were leaning that way during oral arguments in... Read More

Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Bipartisan Bill Boosting Food Allergy Treatment, Research
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Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Bipartisan Bill Boosting Food Allergy Treatment, Research
2019-12-17 16:06:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Problem Solvers Caucus is throwing its support behind legislation that would update allergen labeling laws, and provide increased funding for research and treatment of food allergies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 32... Read More

‘Obamacare’ Insurers May Win a $12 Billion Claim in Supreme Court
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‘Obamacare’ Insurers May Win a $12 Billion Claim in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court gave a sympathetic hearing Tuesday to health insurers who were promised their losses would be covered if they expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act, only to have the Republican-controlled Congress later refuse to pay.... Read More

How Germany Averted an Opioid Crisis
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How Germany Averted an Opioid Crisis

HAMBURG, Germany — In 2016, 10 times as many Americans as Germans died as a result of drug overdoses, mostly opiates. Three times as many Americans as Germans experienced opioid addiction. Even as the rates of addiction in the U.S.... Read More

‘Obamacare’ Back at Supreme Court, With Billions for Insurers on the Line
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‘Obamacare’ Back at Supreme Court, With Billions for Insurers on the Line

WASHINGTON — More than $12 billion is at stake for the nation’s health insurers Tuesday when the Supreme Court hears another Affordable Care Act case. For the federal government, the potential damages could be far greater, as its reputation as... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Kentucky’s ‘Informed Consent’ Abortion Law
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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Kentucky’s ‘Informed Consent’ Abortion Law

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a Kentucky law that forces doctors who perform abortions to first show the woman an ultrasound and give her a detailed description of the fetus, even if she doesn’t want to listen.... Read More

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