Stories tagged: Medical
Tue., June 27, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
New Oregon law will screen patients for suicide risk before release
Hospitals in Oregon will no longer be able to release patients who come into the emergency room in mental health crisis without first taking steps to prevent suicide and find …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill
Republican leaders added a penalty for people who’ve let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing the health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes
Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said Friday he opposes the GOP bill that would scuttle much of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, complicating the task party leaders face …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill
Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama’s health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
How the GOP would cut billions more from Medicaid with a single letter
With a small tweak to a relatively obscure part of the Republican health-care bill, GOP senators would make deep, permanent cuts to a low-income insurance program that covers tens of …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Senate GOP unveils ‘Obamacare’ overhaul, but not all aboard
Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Despite secrecy, McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote
Senate Republicans steered toward a potential showdown vote on their long-awaited health care bill next week, despite indications that they’ve yet to solidify the 50 GOP votes they’ll need to …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:21 a.m.
Officials: Doctor in abuse case wanted to impregnate women
A brain surgeon charged with sexually abusing children sought to impregnate women to create more victims and had been suspected of molesting youngsters for years, Northern California prosecutors said Monday.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Researchers say they’ve unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it
Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Health insurers propose average 22.3% rate increase in Washington
State officials say that health insurers have proposed rate changes for next year that have an average increase of about 22.3 percent.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Man whose wrong testicle removed to get $870,000
A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $870,000 to a man whose urologist removed the wrong testicle.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
No longer the hot new thing? Teen vaping falls, study says
Teen vaping, which has been skyrocketing, fell dramatically last year in the United States.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
U.S. could have twice as many Alzheimer’s cases, study suggests
Alzheimer’s disease begins years before mental deterioration is detected, suggests a new study that could result in doubling the estimated number of people with the neurodegenerative disease.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Senate GOP leaders writing Obamacare repeal behind closed doors
Senate Republican leaders drafting a measure to revamp U.S. health-care policy appear to be following the same path as their House counterparts: writing a bill behind closed doors before springing …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Jeff Sessions asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Tri-Cities residents open doors to WSU medical students
Tri-City residents opened their doors to the first round of WSU medical students in response to a Herald story about the need for more help.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Nearby states, population growth strain Idaho’s nurse supply
Officials with the Idaho Department of Labor say the state continues to experience pockets of severe nursing shortages while better paying jobs in surrounding states are attracting Idaho’s nursing graduates.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Health officials vow to develop drugs to curb the opioid epidemic
Top federal health officials said Wednesday that they will launch a joint effort with pharmaceutical companies to accelerate the development of drugs aimed at helping to curb the U.S. opioid …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers
Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump’s priorities.
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Avoid fake ‘miracle’ cancer treatments sold on internet, FDA warns
U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Trump allowing states to block some Planned Parenthood money
President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal family planning dollars from clinics that provide abortion services, a move that effectively deprives Planned Parenthood and several other …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
VA unveils new website on quality of care, touts accountability
The Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a new website Wednesday aimed at providing information on the quality of care at VA medical centers, touting new accountability even as it grappled …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Prostate cancer tests are now OK with U.S. panel, with caveats
An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Vaccinations significantly reduce flu death risk, CDC study finds
Children who were vaccinated in recent years significantly lowered their chances of dying from the flu, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak
The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Donors pledge nearly $200 million for family planning after Trump pulled funding
Nations and philanthropists pledged close to $200 million Thursday for family planning at an international conference that aimed to make up for the gap left by President Donald Trump’s ban …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
U.S. flu vaccine a good match; season moderate so far
This season’s flu vaccine seems to be working pretty well, weakening the punch of a nasty bug that’s going around, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Preliminary figures suggest the vaccine …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Justices: Makers have duty to warn hospitals about devices
The Washington Supreme Court says a lower court erred when it didn’t tell a jury that a manufacturer had a duty to warn the hospital about its products.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Doctors consider removing tube for President
Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered Thursday whether to take out a breathing tube while his wife, Barbara, said she was feeling much better after undergoing …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Cancer death rate projected to be 25 percent lower than 25 years ago, report says
In the year to come, an estimated 1,688,780 in the United States are expected to get a cancer diagnosis, and cancer will claim the lives of a projected 600,920.