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Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 11:59 AM CDT

Investors: 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli Was Shady -- and Profitable

Investors: 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli Was Shady -- and Profitable

The jury at the securities fraud trial of "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has heard investors accuse the quirky former biotech CEO of repeatedly giving them the runaround when they tried to pull their money out...

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 06:39 PM CDT

Connecticut Doctor Arrested While Feds Search for Other in Major Health Fraud Scheme

Connecticut Doctor Arrested While Feds Search for Other in Major Health Fraud Scheme

One Connecticut doctor has been arrested and federal officials are searching for another in connection with an investigation that authorities are calling the largest health care fraud enforcement action by...

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 09:48 AM CDT

US Charges Hundreds in Health Fraud Schemes Worth $1.3B

US Charges Hundreds in Health Fraud Schemes Worth $1.3B

More than 400 people have been charged with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in false billing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday. Sessions called...

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 04:15 PM CDT

McConnell Reveals New Health Bill; Will His GOP Support It?

McConnell Reveals New Health Bill; Will His GOP Support It?

Republican leaders unveiled a new health care bill Thursday in their increasingly desperate effort to deliver on seven years of promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare." They immediately lost two key votes,...

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 06:38 PM CDT

Health Headlines: Mental Health Day

Health Headlines: Mental Health Day

Millions of Americans suffer from mental health conditions, but many are hesitant to talk about it. And while it is a health issue, many sufferers also pause when it comes to using their sick days to address...

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 09:37 PM CDT

Senate Consumer Choice Idea Could Raise Premiums for Sick

Senate Consumer Choice Idea Could Raise Premiums for Sick

A health care proposal from Senate conservatives would let insurers sell skimpy policies provided they also offer a comprehensive plan. It's being billed as pro-consumer, allowing freedom of choice and potential...

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 02:44 PM CDT

Male Domestic Violence Victims No Longer Suffer in Silence

Male Domestic Violence Victims No Longer Suffer in Silence

A recently opened shelter in Dallas for male victims of domestic violence is one of only two such shelters in the United States.

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 10:38 AM CDT

Dayton Hospital Calls on Volunteers to Cuddle Opioid Babies

Dayton Hospital Calls on Volunteers to Cuddle Opioid Babies

As the opioid epidemic grips Ohio, one Dayton hospital is making sure their youngest victims are in good hands. Each year, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Miami Valley Hospital see an average of 90 babies...

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 07:06 AM CDT

How Ongoing 'Toxic Stress' Can Affect a Child's Brain

How Ongoing 'Toxic Stress' Can Affect a Child's Brain

A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing...

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 08:37 PM CDT

Actor’s Death Spotlights Risk in Detoxing Alone

Actor’s Death Spotlights Risk in Detoxing Alone

Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO series "True Blood," died suddenly this week at the age of 39. The actor struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for many years, NBC...

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