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  • 17 tips to prepare for the 2017 storm season

    In conjunction with our 2017 Storm Preparedness Guide, here are 17 tips to help you and your family get prepared for when bad weather strikes.
    March 25, 2017 - 7:58 am
  • House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

    WASHINGTON – Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a ...
    March 24, 2017 - 2:45 pm
  • GOP health bill short of support ahead of do-or-die vote

    WASHINGTON – Republicans' long-promised effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare" was in serious trouble Friday ahead of a do-or-die vote demanded by P ...
    March 24, 2017 - 2:46 pm
  • Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

    WASHINGTON – GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback fo ...
    March 23, 2017 - 3:04 pm
  • A Little Piece of Plastic Could Make your Headaches Disappear

    New technology now allows Dr. Dano to objectively evaluate the state of your jaw and facial muscles and various other factors that may be affecting yo ...
    March 22, 2017 - 9:33 am
  • Rookie docs can work longer, 24-hour shifts under new rules

    CHICAGO – Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer – a move supporters say will enhance trainin ...
    March 21, 2017 - 4:21 pm
  • CDC: Don’t donate sperm in 3 Florida counties due to Zika

    NEW YORK – Men from three Florida counties shouldn’t donate sperm because of a small risk of spreading Zika, U.S. health officials said Monday.
    March 21, 2017 - 3:54 pm
  • Falls are taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains

    NEW YORK – Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new r ...
    March 21, 2017 - 3:54 pm
  • Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate on cost

    A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that’s like ...
    March 21, 2017 - 3:54 pm
  • Straight Talk: Truth of addiction must be faced, whether subtle or obvious

    Addiction in the family can be like a sledgehammer or like a distant whisper. For “Denise,” it was a sledgehammer. When she was a little girl, it was ...
    March 19, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Health Talk: Put your best fork forward

    You hold a powerful tool in your hand every day that can help you make healthier choices. As we begin National Nutrition Month, we can look at our for ...
    March 19, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Pot for pets? Owners treat sick animals with cannabis

    SAN FRANCISCO – Michael Fasman’s 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn’t want to give he ...
    March 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Health bill short of votes, GOP leaders look to Trump

    WASHINGTON – Short of votes for their health care bill, Republican congressional leaders turned to President Donald Trump on Thursday to wrangle suppo ...
    March 16, 2017 - 1:45 pm
  • Fewer Americans trying to lose weight

    CHICAGO – Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder whether fat acceptance could be among the ...
    March 14, 2017 - 2:16 pm
  • Bacon, soda, too few nuts tied to U.S. deaths

    CHICAGO – Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes.
    March 14, 2017 - 2:16 pm
  • Reader Poll

    When do you think this Congress will be ready to take a vote on health care?
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