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  • Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill

    Congressman quits post in GOP group over health care bill

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:45:26 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:45:26 GMT
    A New Jersey Republican congressman who helped push the House health care bill to passage has quit his post as a chairman of the chamber's moderate Tuesday Group.
    A New Jersey Republican congressman who helped push the House health care bill to passage has quit his post as a chairman of the chamber's moderate Tuesday Group.
  • Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

    Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:33:43 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:33:43 GMT
    Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery.
    Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery.
  • Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

    Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:33:41 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:33:41 GMT

    While insurers released a blueprint Monday for stabilizing wobbly markets, the Trump administration is leaving in limbo billions of dollars in federal subsidy payments.

    While insurers released a blueprint Monday for stabilizing wobbly markets, the Trump administration is leaving in limbo billions of dollars in federal subsidy payments.

  • TUSD ready for free summer meal program

    TUSD ready for free summer meal program

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:36:48 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Every student qualifies for the program that runs from May 30 to July 21. 

    Every student qualifies for the program that runs from May 30 to July 21. 

  • 'Crypto' outbreaks increase in Pima County swimming pools

    'Crypto' outbreaks increase in Pima County swimming pools

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:59 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:59:23 GMT

    With summer right around the corner, there's some nasty news to consider before heading to the pool.

    With summer right around the corner, there's some nasty news to consider before heading to the pool.

  • Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can save lives

    Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can save lives

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:53 AM EDT2017-05-23 09:53:35 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:53 AM EDT2017-05-23 09:53:35 GMT
    Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can make a difference when patients suffer from out-of-control reaction to infection.
    Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can make a difference when patients suffer from out-of-control reaction to infection.
  • Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

    Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:42 AM EDT2017-05-23 07:42:08 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:42 AM EDT2017-05-23 07:42:08 GMT

    Trump's blueprint for the 2018 budget year includes a wave of cuts to benefit programs such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions, welfare benefits and farm subsidies.

    Trump's blueprint for the 2018 budget year includes a wave of cuts to benefit programs such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions, welfare benefits and farm subsidies.

  • Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul bill

    Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul bill

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:24 AM EDT2017-05-23 07:24:44 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:26 AM EDT2017-05-23 07:26:36 GMT

    In closed-door meetings, Senate Republicans are trying to write legislation dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.

    In closed-door meetings, Senate Republicans are trying to write legislation dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Gore says Trump can't stop climate movement

    Gore says Trump can't stop climate movement

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:58 AM EDT2017-05-23 06:58:13 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:58 AM EDT2017-05-23 06:58:13 GMT
    Al Gore says that the first four months of Donald Trump's presidency have proven that no one person can stop the climate movement, "not even the president.".
    Al Gore says that the first four months of Donald Trump's presidency have proven that no one person can stop the climate movement, "not even the president.".
  • Pediatricians say no fruit juice for babies

    Pediatricians say no fruit juice for babies

    Monday, May 22 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-05-22 20:37:54 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:21:26 GMT
    Children and teens are the top consumers of juice and juice drinks in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Pediatricians. (Source: CNN)Children and teens are the top consumers of juice and juice drinks in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Pediatricians. (Source: CNN)

    The American Academy of Pediatrics says fruit juice should be limited for children and for the very young, it should be avoided all together.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics says fruit juice should be limited for children and for the very young, it should be avoided all together.

  • Italy makes 12 vaccines mandatory for school-age children

    Italy makes 12 vaccines mandatory for school-age children

    Monday, May 22 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-05-22 19:26:27 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-05-22 19:26:27 GMT
    The Italian government has made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending schools up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterized as misinformation.
    The Italian government has made 12 vaccines mandatory for children attending schools up to age 16 in an effort to combat what it characterized as misinformation.
  • Pope embraces Huntington's afflicted in bid to end stigma

    Pope embraces Huntington's afflicted in bid to end stigma

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-05-22 13:17:22 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-05-22 13:17:22 GMT
    Pope Francis is trying to remove the stigma of people afflicted with Huntington's Disease, an incurable genetic brain disorder that causes such serious involuntary movements and psychiatric problems that sufferers...
    Pope Francis is trying to remove the stigma of people afflicted with Huntington's Disease, an incurable genetic brain disorder that causes such serious involuntary movements and psychiatric problems that sufferers are often shunned and isolated.
  • Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds

    Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds

    Saturday, May 20 2017 9:02 AM EDT2017-05-20 13:02:50 GMT
    Saturday, May 20 2017 9:02 AM EDT2017-05-20 13:02:50 GMT
    A study that taped visits between doctors and cancer patients finds that most doctors did not discuss the cost of care and spent less than two minutes on it when they did.
    A study that taped visits between doctors and cancer patients finds that most doctors did not discuss the cost of care and spent less than two minutes on it when they did.
  • Stranger donates kidney, saves local teen's life

    Stranger donates kidney, saves local teen's life

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-05-20 03:49:33 GMT
    Stranger donates kidney, saves local teen's life. (Source: Tucson News Now)Stranger donates kidney, saves local teen's life. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    It all started started when Robin Schrader’s mother put a plea for a kidney donor on the back window of the family’s van. A stranger snapped a picture, uploaded it to Facebook and the post went viral, ultimately leading to a match. 

    It all started started when Robin Schrader’s mother put a plea for a kidney donor on the back window of the family’s van. A stranger snapped a picture, uploaded it to Facebook and the post went viral, ultimately leading to a match. 

  • Infant in Phoenix stung by scorpion, suffers severe allergic reaction

    Infant in Phoenix stung by scorpion, suffers severe allergic reaction

    Thursday, May 18 2017 1:08 PM EDT2017-05-18 17:08:46 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 9:05 AM EDT2017-05-19 13:05:03 GMT
    An 18-month-old girl suffered a severe allergic reaction after being stung by a scorpion. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)An 18-month-old girl suffered a severe allergic reaction after being stung by a scorpion. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    An 18-month-old girl suffered a severe allergic reaction after being stung by a scorpion.

    An 18-month-old girl suffered a severe allergic reaction after being stung by a scorpion.

  • President's 2018 budget to include paid family leave

    President's 2018 budget to include paid family leave

    Friday, May 19 2017 3:51 AM EDT2017-05-19 07:51:52 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 3:51 AM EDT2017-05-19 07:51:52 GMT
    President Donald Trump's budget proposal will require states to provide paid family leave programs. (Source: CNN)President Donald Trump's budget proposal will require states to provide paid family leave programs. (Source: CNN)

    President Donald Trump's 2018 budget will include a paid family leave plan.

    President Donald Trump's 2018 budget will include a paid family leave plan.

  • Planned Parenthood to close 4 Iowa clinics after funding cut

    Planned Parenthood to close 4 Iowa clinics after funding cut

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:22 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:22:32 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:22 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:22:32 GMT
    Planned Parenthood says it's closing four of its 12 clinics in Iowa after the Republican-led Legislature cut its state funding.
    Planned Parenthood says it's closing four of its 12 clinics in Iowa after the Republican-led Legislature cut its state funding.
  • More TPD officers to receive training in mental health first aid

    More TPD officers to receive training in mental health first aid

    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-05-18 22:59:23 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Officials say the training will help reduce the amount of situations from turning violent and potentially hurting themselves, officers, or bystanders. 

    Officials say the training will help reduce the amount of situations from turning violent and potentially hurting themselves, officers, or bystanders. 

  • Two men arrested for stealing diabetic test strips

    Two men arrested for stealing diabetic test strips

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 12:49 PM EDT2017-05-17 16:49:52 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-05-18 20:22:28 GMT
    (SOURCE: Silent Witness)(SOURCE: Silent Witness)

    Two suspects have been arrested for armed robbery for stealing diabetic test strips from a CVS pharmacy in Phoenix.

    Two suspects have been arrested for armed robbery for stealing diabetic test strips from a CVS pharmacy in Phoenix.

  • Correction: US Births & Deaths story

    Correction: US Births & Deaths story

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:30:59 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:34 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:34:49 GMT

    For the first time, US women in their early 30s have eclipsed younger moms to become the group with the highest birth rate.

    For the first time, US women in their early 30s have eclipsed younger moms to become the group with the highest birth rate.

  • Brooks, Reiner, Lear, Van Dyke discuss living well after 90

    Brooks, Reiner, Lear, Van Dyke discuss living well after 90

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:11:24 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:11:24 GMT
    Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke and Norman Lear discuss living well in their 90s in the new HBO documentary "If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast," and at the film's premiere Wednesday in Beverly Hills,...
    Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke and Norman Lear discuss living well in their 90s in the new HBO documentary "If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast," and at the film's premiere Wednesday in Beverly Hills, California.
  • Tillerson: US must deal with demand to stem drug violence

    Tillerson: US must deal with demand to stem drug violence

    Thursday, May 18 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-05-18 18:10:50 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-05-18 18:10:50 GMT
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Americans "must own" the problem of narcotics addiction if it wants to end the scourge of drug trafficking and cross-border violence.
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Americans "must own" the problem of narcotics addiction if it wants to end the scourge of drug trafficking and cross-border violence.
  • Medicaid recipients say they need health care to work

    Medicaid recipients say they need health care to work

    Thursday, May 18 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-05-18 17:01:02 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-05-18 17:01:02 GMT
    Medicaid recipients are pushing back against Maine's proposal to create the nation's toughest requirements for the health care program that states run.
    Medicaid recipients are pushing back against Maine's proposal to create the nation's toughest requirements for the health care program that states run.
  • Tests for lead poisoning may be faulty, US regulators warn

    Tests for lead poisoning may be faulty, US regulators warn

    Thursday, May 18 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-05-18 16:40:56 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-05-18 16:40:56 GMT
    Federal health agencies are warning that some tests of lead levels in the blood produce inaccurate results, so children under six years and pregnant and nursing women may need to be retested.
    Federal health agencies are warning that some tests of lead levels in the blood produce inaccurate results, so children under six years and pregnant and nursing women may need to be retested.
  • Another round of premium hikes: blame Trump or Obama?

    Another round of premium hikes: blame Trump or Obama?

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:20 AM EDT2017-05-18 15:20:02 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:20 AM EDT2017-05-18 15:20:02 GMT

    President Donald Trump has seized on early market rumbles as validation of his claim that "Obamacare" is a disaster, collapsing of its own weight. Democrats, meanwhile, accuse Trump of "sabotage" on a program he's disparaged and wants to dismantle.

    President Donald Trump has seized on early market rumbles as validation of his claim that "Obamacare" is a disaster, collapsing of its own weight. Democrats, meanwhile, accuse Trump of "sabotage" on a program he's disparaged and wants to dismantle.

  • Stealthing: Men remove condom during sex

    Stealthing: Men remove condom during sex

    Thursday, May 18 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-05-18 04:29:07 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-05-18 04:29:07 GMT

    Across the United States, lawmakers and criminal justice experts say more needs to be done to protect the public from stealthing, the practice of men removing condoms during sex without consent. 

    Across the United States, lawmakers and criminal justice experts say more needs to be done to protect the public from stealthing, the practice of men removing condoms during sex without consent. 

  • Red Cross looking for blood donations

    Red Cross looking for blood donations

    Friday, October 31 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-10-31 19:34:11 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-05-18 00:07:16 GMT

    Appointments can be made through the Red Cross Blood Donor App – a faster, more convenient way to schedule and manage donation appointments, especially for donors on the go.

    Appointments can be made through the Red Cross Blood Donor App – a faster, more convenient way to schedule and manage donation appointments, especially for donors on the go.

  • Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic

    Study: Taking abortion pill at home as safe as in a clinic

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:37:49 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:37:49 GMT
    A new study show medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic.
    A new study show medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be just as safe as those done at a clinic.
  • Progress reducing US uninsured rate comes to a halt

    Progress reducing US uninsured rate comes to a halt

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:48:03 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:48:03 GMT
    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says progress in reducing the number of uninsured Americans stalled last year.
    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says progress in reducing the number of uninsured Americans stalled last year.
  • Antibiotic-resistant superbug abundant in Houston

    Antibiotic-resistant superbug abundant in Houston

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 8:44 AM EDT2017-05-17 12:44:18 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:33 AM EDT2017-05-17 13:33:38 GMT

    Scientists don't know why so many cases were found in the nation's fourth-largest city, but they are studying it. The greater Houston area has a population of about 6 million.

    Scientists don't know why so many cases were found in the nation's fourth-largest city, but they are studying it. The greater Houston area has a population of about 6 million.

  • High blood pressure in African Americans linked to segregated areas

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:39:42 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-05-17 10:00:23 GMT

    Researchers found a link between African American adults living in segregated neighborhoods and their having high blood pressure.

    Researchers found a link between African American adults living in segregated neighborhoods and their having high blood pressure.

  • Mom hears son's heartbeat in transplant recipient

    Mom hears son's heartbeat in transplant recipient

    Monday, May 15 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-05-15 18:59:18 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-05-15 19:01:33 GMT

    Gary Flint is in his 60s and now able to live even longer, thanks to Payton Casteel.

    Gary Flint is in his 60s and now able to live even longer, thanks to Payton Casteel.

  • Dad walks 200 miles to raise funds for ailing son

    Dad walks 200 miles to raise funds for ailing son

    Monday, May 15 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-05-15 16:24:12 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 12:34 PM EDT2017-05-15 16:34:46 GMT

    A dad is trying to raise more than $17,000 for his son's medical expenses, but a chunk of that cost was covered after a journey of 200 miles. 

    A dad is trying to raise more than $17,000 for his son's medical expenses, but a chunk of that cost was covered after a journey of 200 miles. 

  • More price hikes likely for government insurance markets

    More price hikes likely for government insurance markets

    Sunday, May 14 2017 9:34 AM EDT2017-05-14 13:34:21 GMT
    Sunday, May 14 2017 9:34 AM EDT2017-05-14 13:34:21 GMT
    Early moves by insurers suggest that another round of price hikes and limited choices will greet insurance shoppers around the country when they start searching for next year's coverage on the public markets...
    Early moves by insurers suggest that another round of price hikes and limited choices will greet insurance shoppers around the country when they start searching for next year's coverage on the public markets established by the Affordable Care Act.
  • Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US

    Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US

    Sunday, May 14 2017 7:14 AM EDT2017-05-14 11:14:40 GMT
    Sunday, May 14 2017 7:14 AM EDT2017-05-14 11:14:40 GMT
    Health officials say the heroin epidemic drove a tripling in reported hepatitis C infections.
    Health officials say the heroin epidemic drove a tripling in reported hepatitis C infections.
  • GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak'

    GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak'

    Saturday, May 13 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-05-13 20:52:46 GMT
    Saturday, May 13 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-05-13 20:52:46 GMT
    House Republican lawmaker who has called for repeal of health care law cautions that GOP bill is 'a tweak of Obamacare'.
    House Republican lawmaker who has called for repeal of health care law cautions that GOP bill is 'a tweak of Obamacare'.
  • Aetna drops last 2 state markets under Affordable Care Act

    Aetna drops last 2 state markets under Affordable Care Act

    Saturday, May 13 2017 4:13 AM EDT2017-05-13 08:13:03 GMT
    Saturday, May 13 2017 4:13 AM EDT2017-05-13 08:13:03 GMT
    While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the more immediate future of the law is growing hazy now that the nation's third-largest health insurer says it will completely leave state-based...
    While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the more immediate future of the law is growing hazy now that the nation's third-largest health insurer says it will completely leave state-based insurance exchanges.
  • Raising awareness of postpartum depression this Mother's Day

    Raising awareness of postpartum depression this Mother's Day

    Friday, May 12 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-05-13 01:58:18 GMT

    This weekend we celebrate the women who raised us. With Mother's day almost here, awareness is being raised about a tough issue, postpartum depression.

    This weekend we celebrate the women who raised us. With Mother's day almost here, awareness is being raised about a tough issue, postpartum depression.

  • Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

    Don't call me Caitlyn: Baby name plunges in popularity

    Friday, May 12 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-05-12 22:33:15 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-05-12 22:33:15 GMT
    The popularity of the name Caitlyn has plummeted more than any other baby name, a year after Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name and gender.
    The popularity of the name Caitlyn has plummeted more than any other baby name, a year after Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name and gender.
  • Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in cases

    Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in cases

    Friday, May 12 2017 10:52 AM EDT2017-05-12 14:52:19 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 10:52 AM EDT2017-05-12 14:52:19 GMT
    Brazil has declared an end to its public health emergency for the Zika virus after a fall in cases.
    Brazil has declared an end to its public health emergency for the Zika virus after a fall in cases.
  • Financially stressed moms linked to underweight babies

    Financially stressed moms linked to underweight babies

    Thursday, May 11 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-05-11 04:03:51 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 5:30 AM EDT2017-05-12 09:30:09 GMT

    A new study suggests that financially strapped mothers might be giving birth to underweight, sickly babies partly because they are experiencing stress in meeting their babies' needs.

    A new study suggests that financially strapped mothers might be giving birth to underweight, sickly babies partly because they are experiencing stress in meeting their babies' needs.

  • National healthcare debateMore>>

  • Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

    Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:33:41 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:33:41 GMT

    While insurers released a blueprint Monday for stabilizing wobbly markets, the Trump administration is leaving in limbo billions of dollars in federal subsidy payments.

    While insurers released a blueprint Monday for stabilizing wobbly markets, the Trump administration is leaving in limbo billions of dollars in federal subsidy payments.

  • $400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

    $400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:33:36 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:33:36 GMT
    State experts say a California bill that would provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases.
    State experts say a California bill that would provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases.
  • Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul bill

    Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul bill

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:24 AM EDT2017-05-23 07:24:44 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:26 AM EDT2017-05-23 07:26:36 GMT

    In closed-door meetings, Senate Republicans are trying to write legislation dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.

    In closed-door meetings, Senate Republicans are trying to write legislation dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.

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