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1 hr ago | SFGate
In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is seen after signing legislation to provide state funding for Detroit municipal pensions as part of city's bankruptcy process during a ceremony in Detroit. Snyder has been fond of calling Michigan the "comeback state" for at least 2 A1 2 years.
5 hrs ago | USA Today
As the new school year gets under way, poison control officials across the nation are sounding the alarm about powdered caffeine. Concerns raised about dangers of powdered caffeine As the new school year gets under way, poison control officials across the nation are sounding the alarm about powdered caffeine.
7 hrs ago | TwinCities
A Detroit-area cancer specialist has pleaded guilty to 16 federal charges and admits he gave patients unneeded treatments before billing Medicare and other insurers. Dr. Farid Fata pleaded guilty Tuesday to 13 counts of health care fraud, one count of conspiracy and two counts of money laundering.
10 hrs ago | Medical Daily
Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how top U.S. poultry firms have been administering drugs to their flocks. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, , said she plans to introduce new legislation authorizing the Food and Drug Administration to collect data on "farm-level antibiotic use."
10 hrs ago | WNDU-TV South Bend
The governor said Tuesday that at least 385,000 low-income adults have signed up since the program was expanded in April. That's ahead of the 322,000 his administration projected to enroll the entire year.
13 hrs ago | Science Daily
Adding a common epilepsy drug to a morphine regimen can result in better pain control, fewer side effects and reduced morphine dosage, according to research. The result could bring significant relief to many patients with neuropathic pain, a difficult-to-treat condition often felt in the arms and legs and associated with nerve tissue damage.
17 hrs ago | SFGate
Arkansas is asking the federal government to allow changes to the state's compromise Medicaid expansion that would require some participants to contribute monthly to health savings accounts and would impose new limits on transportation for non-emergency services. The state Department of Human Services on Monday submitted its proposal to change the "private option" program.
21 hrs ago | SFGate
A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18 insurers it reviewed was separately itemizing a charge for coverage of elective abortions on enrollees' bills.
The first defense witness in the trial of former Connecticut Governor John Rowland testified on Monday that Rowland performed legitimate consulting services for a nursing home company, countering prosecutors who say he worked under a phony contract in violation of federal campaign laws. Rowland attended numerous meetings with top executives of Apple Healthcare in 2011 and 2012, and offered "helpful advice" to the company, its chief operating officer Brian Bedard said on Monday.
Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama 's law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration officials said Monday. The Health and Human Services Department said some people who got coverage have reported incomes that don't square with what the government has on record.
The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe. "Jeff Sessions is probably held in higher esteem than the Alabama football coach and the Auburn football coach put together," says Rep. Mo Brooks, a tea party-backed congressman from the football-mad state.
In this July 2013 file photo, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding look the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe.
Grace Choi is the founder of Mink , a 3D makeup printing company that wants to teach the world how to stop buying cosmetics and start printing their own in any color. Choi created a how-to video and provided Business Insider with step-by-step instructions on how to 3D print lipsticks, eye shadows and nail polishes.
Since we've unveiled the Daily Kos Elections Poll Explorer, we've always led off the discussion by talking about the Senate races. That makes sense, since it's very unusual to have an election where it's so totally unclear at this late a date which party will have control of the Senate.
Millions of consumers will soon receive notices from health insurance companies stating that their coverage is being automatically renewed for 2015, along with the financial assistance they received this year from the federal government. But consumer advocates and insurers say they see a significant potential for confusion because some of the information will be out of date and misleading on costs and other aspects of coverage.
Abbott's Absorb dissolving heart stent proved as safe and effective one year after being placed in a diseased artery as the company's market-leading Xience drug coated metal stent with a significantly lower rate of chest pain, according to data presented at a medical meeting on Sunday. Absorb works in the same way as traditional heart stents, propping open arteries that have been cleared of blockages to restore normal blood flow.
A Missouri lawmaker renews his case to personalize health care coverage in order to deny birth control access to his daughters. One lawmaker is trying to manipulate and custom design the Affordable Care Act in order to cut off his three daughter's access to birth control.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:18 pm
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