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The Real-Life Conversion of a Former Anti-Vaxxer Health
The Real-Life Conversion of a Former Anti-Vaxxer

Amid the contentious dispute over immunization requirements for children, Kelley Watson Snyder stands out: She has been both a recalcitrant skeptic and an ardent proponent of childhood vaccines. Snyder, a Monterey, Calif., mother of two, was a so-called anti-vaxxer for... Read More

'Choose Your Ride' Drunk Driving Vehicle a Minor Sensation in North Charleston State News
'Choose Your Ride' Drunk Driving Vehicle a Minor Sensation in North Charleston
2019-08-09 23:10:03
by Dan McCue

North Charleston Police Chief Reggie Burgess knew he had to do something. In 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced South Carolina led the nation in drunk driving fatalities, with 44% of all auto accident deaths involving at least... Read More

Trump Plans Major Health Care Speech in September, Conway Says Health
Trump Plans Major Health Care Speech in September, Conway Says

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to introduce an “elaborate” plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system in a major September speech, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday. The plan is expected to include proposals to reduce drug... Read More

Gottheimer Applauds Pharmacy Effort to Help Combat Opioid Crisis Substance abuse
Gottheimer Applauds Pharmacy Effort to Help Combat Opioid Crisis
2019-08-05 21:46:54
by Dan McCue

Representative Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., visited a Walgreens pharmacy in Waldwick, New Jersey with Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton to discuss how local communities are addressing the opioid crisis and substance abuse in general. Deaths from drug overdoses in New Jersey... Read More

Democratic 2020 Candidates Inch Away From Medicare for All 2020 Elections
Democratic 2020 Candidates Inch Away From Medicare for All

WASHINGTON — In April, many of the top Democratic presidential candidates eagerly lined up to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for all bill — a vast restructuring of the U.S. health care system that would go far beyond Obamacare. Sens. Elizabeth... Read More

Genetic-Testing Scam Targets Seniors and Rips Off Medicare Health
Genetic-Testing Scam Targets Seniors and Rips Off Medicare

The 86-year-old woman in rural Utah doesn’t usually answer solicitations from strangers, she said, but the young couple who knocked on her front door seemed so nice. Before long, she had handed over her Medicare and Social Security numbers —... Read More

More Than Half a Million Americans Exposed to Toxic Air Pollution Face Cancer Risks Above EPA Guidelines Environment
More Than Half a Million Americans Exposed to Toxic Air Pollution Face Cancer Risks Above EPA Guidelines

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Neighbors used to barely notice the drab, low-slung industrial building across the river from downtown. The corporate name on the sign out front had changed a few times over the years. Truck traffic in and out... Read More

Creator of Cognitive Exam That Trump Aced Demands New Training for Testers Health
Creator of Cognitive Exam That Trump Aced Demands New Training for Testers

Last year, Dr. Ronny Jackson, then the White House physician, gave Donald Trump a standard test to detect early signs of dementia — and said the president had scored a perfect 30. “There is no indication whatsoever that he has... Read More

How Opioid Painkillers Became Big Business in a Philadelphia Neighborhood Already Ravaged by Drugs Opioids
How Opioid Painkillers Became Big Business in a Philadelphia Neighborhood Already Ravaged by Drugs

PHILADELPHIA — For years, Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood has been the epicenter of a huge open-air drug market where illicit drugs were bought and used in plain sight. But more than a decade ago, in the earliest days of what would... Read More

Democrats Favor Building on ACA Over ‘Medicare for All’ In The News
Democrats Favor Building on ACA Over ‘Medicare for All’

WASHINGTON — Most Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would prefer to expand the Affordable Care Act rather than replace it with a “Medicare for All” plan, according to a new tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The poll, released Tuesday,... Read More

New Medicare Initiative Aims to Fill Holes in Patient Health Records Health
New Medicare Initiative Aims to Fill Holes in Patient Health Records

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday unveiled a new initiative that aims to connect the dots between a patient’s health records held by different providers. The Data at the Point of Care, or DPC, demonstration... Read More

EPA Clears Path for Proposed Copper And Gold Mine Near Alaska’s Bristol Bay Environment
EPA Clears Path for Proposed Copper And Gold Mine Near Alaska’s Bristol Bay

SEATTLE — Federal officials said Tuesday they would not block a proposed copper and gold mine near Alaska’s Bristol Bay despite objections by critics who contend it would imperil a fishery and harm wetlands and streams. The U.S. Environmental Protection... Read More

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