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Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald

Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald

PHOENIX (AP) — The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement. Dr. Kevin Foster, director of the

Chron, today, 20:22
 
FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers

FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers

U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers. The Roche Group's Rituxan, on the market for 20 years, is administered in a hospital or clinic through an intravenous drip that can tak

Chron, today, 18:22
 
The Latest: 4 GOP senators say they oppose health care bill

The Latest: 4 GOP senators say they oppose health care bill

Protesters were dragged out of the hallway in front of McConnell's office after the Senate unveiled its health care bill Media: Time WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Four Republican senator

Chron, today, 14:28
 
Retailers want to work out your wallet — and your body

Retailers want to work out your wallet — and your body

NEW YORK (AP) — Stores like Saks and Urban Outfitters are looking to work out more than your wallet. As retailers struggle to draw in shoppers who have migrated online, stores are seizing on one of the few bright spots in the industry — fitness and welln

Chron, today, 11:59
 
The Latest: Senate Republicans holding private meeting

The Latest: Senate Republicans holding private meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Senate Republicans are holding a private meeting to hear from leaders about their long-awaited plan for eliminating much of President Barack Obama's health

Chron, today, 10:59
 
AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 health care law, congressional aides and lobby

Chron, today, 03:59
 
Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related mac

Chron, today, 03:41
 
Roadkill: It's what's for dinner under new Oregon law

Roadkill: It's what's for dinner under new Oregon law

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from. Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the

Chron, yesterday, 20:29
 
The Latest: GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties

The Latest: GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate Republicans' health care bill (all times EDT): 5:45 p.m. Sources say top Senate Republicans are finalizing their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Their proposal would cut and revamp

Chron, yesterday, 18:45
 
San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure Tuesday that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products — with city supervisors saying nicotine masked in

Chron, yesterday, 16:59
 
Government health insurance markets holding up, barely

Government health insurance markets holding up, barely

Enough insurers are planning to sell coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges next year to keep those markets working in most parts of the country. Competition has dwindled, however, and another round of steep price hikes is expected to

Chron, yesterday, 15:27
 
Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related mac

Chron, yesterday, 14:52
 
Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new vaccine data showing it did

Chron, yesterday, 14:15
 
GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up. Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit hard in states deeply affected b

Chron, yesterday, 03:58
 
GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling

GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are angling toward a Senate vote next week on their marquee effort to erase much of President Barack Obama's health care law. But there's plenty of grumbling from senators across the GOP spectrum, and leaders haven't yet nai

Chron, yesterday, 03:58
 
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