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Long-term care costs are surgingLong-term care costs are still rising and the most expensive option _ a private nursing home room _ may soon top $100,000 per year
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 18, 2016, file photo, New Jersey Sen. Joseph F. Vitale, D-Woodbridge, right, listens as Gov. Chris Christie talks about a program that allows first responders to carry and administer medication to treat drug overdose patients in emergency situations. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
As health bill teeters, Medicaid recipients watch nervouslyLow-income adults who benefited from the expansion of Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are closely watching debate over Republicans' latest overhaul attempt, which appears near collapse
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider the Graham-Cassidy healthcare proposal, on Capitol Hill, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
As senators defect, GOP concedes health bill's fate bleakRepublican Sen. Susan Collins' decision to oppose the GOP push to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul leaves the effort all but dead
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Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, right, and jury member Maina Kiai announce the Right Livelihood Award laureates in Stockholm Sweden, Tuesday Sept. 26, 2017. Projected in the background clockwise from top left the laureates are, Khadija Ismayilova, Azerbaijan, Colin Gonsalves, India, Yetnebersh Nigussie, Ethiopia, and Robert Bilott, USA. (Janerik Henriksson /TT via AP)
3 share 'Alternative Nobel,' US lawyer gets honorary awardThe "Alternative Nobel" has been given to four people for their "courageous work" in human rights, public health and good governance
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A woman walks past newspaper front pages on Germany's election results, at a kiosk in Athens, on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was embarking Monday on a complicated quest to form a new government for Europe's biggest economy and find answers to the rise of a nationalist, anti-migrant party. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Greek media workers on 24-hour strike over health care fundGreece is under a news blackout after the country's biggest press union called a 24-hour strike to protest the feared closure of a special health care fund for media employees
The Associated Press5 hours ago
U.S. Capitol Police assist people, many with disabilities, arriving for a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the last-ditch GOP push to overhaul the nation's health care system, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Collins' opposition all but kills GOP health care driveThe last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health care law has essentially died
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this Aug. 7, 2017, photo, Kenneth Parker Ulrich, left, a research technician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, inserts a needle to collect a blood sample from Erricka Hager, a participant in the "All of Us" research program in Pittsburgh. The "All of Us" research program is run by the National Institutes of Health and plans to track the health of at least 1 million volunteers by 2019. By doing so, researchers hope to learn how to better tailor treatments and preventative care to people's genes, environments, and lifestyle. The University of Pittsburgh is running a pilot program with some of the first enrollees in the study. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and healthU.S. researchers want to study 1 million people to learn how genes, environments and lifestyles interact, so they can better tailor health care
The Associated Press18 hours ago
In this Thursday, May 11, 2017, photo, people walk by Sunshine Life & Health Advisors, in Hialeah, Fla. The latest Republican push to replace the Obama-era health care law would shift funding and key coverage decisions for both private insurers and Medicaid to states instead of the federal government. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
What the latest health overhaul push means for consumersA last-ditch attempt to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law gives insurance shoppers only a vague sense of what lies ahead if the bill becomes law
The Associated Press18 hours ago
In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, a customer pours milk into coffee near a posted Proposition 65 warning sign at a Starbucks coffee shop in Los Angeles. In a long-running court case playing out in a Los Angeles courtroom, a nonprofit has been presenting evidence to show that coffee companies should post ominous warning labels about a cancer-causing chemical in every cup. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Coffee sold in California could carry cancer warning labelsCoffee could carry an ominous cancer warning in California if a nonprofit group prevails in a Los Angeles courtroom
The Associated Press19 hours ago
This image provided by the CNRS Marc Jeannerod Institute of Cognitive Science in Lyon, France, shows brain activity in a patient before, top row, and after vagus nerve stimulation. Warmer colors indicate an increase of connectivity. In a report published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, French doctors say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn't shown any awareness in 15 years. (CNRS Marc Jeannerod Institute of Cognitive Science, Lyon, France via AP)
Treatment restores signs of awareness in brain-injured manFrench doctors say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn't shown any awareness in 15 years
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Republican states also among losers in health billMemo to GOP: Republican-friendly states would lose money under health care bill
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cruz said he’s against the Republican bill that would erase much of President Barack Obama’s health law. If the Texas Republican sticks to that stand, GOP leaders will have little hope that their 11th-hour Senate push will survive. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Republicans make desperate bid to save health care billRepublican opposition to the last-ditch GOP health care bill is swelling to near-fatal numbers
The Associated Press1 day ago
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