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Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 05:01 PM CDT

Asperger's Screener Could Help Save a Life

Asperger's Screener Could Help Save a Life

Asperger's syndrome is often not diagnosed until adulthood, which can cause a lifetime of difficulties. But thanks to an autism research center and a determined mom, there's a quick and easy way to get some...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 01:25 PM CDT

Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources

Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources

Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC. Aetna, which covers an...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 07:32 AM CDT

A Stronger Medicaid Emerges From GOP Health Overhaul Debate

A Stronger Medicaid Emerges From GOP Health Overhaul Debate

Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation. The federal-state health insurance...

Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 at 04:14 PM CDT

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas in 19 States

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Papayas in 19 States

The Centers for Disease Control has expanded an investigation into papayas that have caused almost 150 cases of salmonella poisoning.

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 09:21 PM CDT

New Device Offers Hope for People With a Brain Aneurysm

New Device Offers Hope for People With a Brain Aneurysm

As many as five million Americans have a brain aneurysm; a weakened, enlarged section of blood vessel in the brain, and because there are often no symptoms, many people don’t know they have them until it is too...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 12:50 PM CDT

Student Seeking Paramedic Internship Saves Choking Man

Student Seeking Paramedic Internship Saves Choking Man

A man who started choking in a coffeehouse was saved by a California State University, Sacramento student who was waiting to interview for a paramedic internship. Coastal Peaks Coffee owner Mike Knight tells...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:12 AM CDT

Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams

Looking into the Future: Online Eye Exams

An online eye exam that you can take on a computer, in the comfort of your home. Seems like the perfect solution for busy people who may not have time to see the eye doctor. Yet, the increasingly popular...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:16 AM CDT

5 Die After Being Fitted With Obesity Devices, FDA Says

5 Die After Being Fitted With Obesity Devices, FDA Says

At least five people have died after receiving gastric balloons to help them lose weight, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. It’s unclear whether the balloons or the surgery to implant them could...

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 03:59 AM CDT

Do Breast Implants Cause Lymphoma?

Do Breast Implants Cause Lymphoma?

New numbers from the FDA show an increase in women getting cancer from breast implants.

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 01:34 PM CDT

1 in 3 Cancer Patients Face Unexpected Costs: Study

1 in 3 Cancer Patients Face Unexpected Costs: Study

A Duke University study found more than a third of cancer patients with health insurance faced out-of-pocket costs that were more than they expected. Researchers say patients with unexpected costs are less...

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