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Double-digit premium hikes for Obamacare

Published Oct. 25 2016

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be...

Cutting edge cataract surgery doesn't require blades

Published Oct. 23 2016

Do these words look blurry to you? More than half of all Americans will have had a cataract by the...

Tattoos offer a new beginning for breast cancer survivors

Published Oct. 23 2016

Not every tattoo client at Iron Age Studios on the Delmar Loop wants trendy art, a Bible verse or a...

Callaway Chamber hosts health fair

Published Oct. 16 2016

Members of the Callaway Chamber of Commerce hosted a health fair Friday as part of its week-long healthy living initiative.

Democratic governor: Health care law 'no longer affordable'

Published Oct. 13 2016

Minnesota's Democratic governor said Wednesday the Affordable Care Act is "no longer affordable," a stinging critique from a state leader...

Free health fair to offer testing, information

Published Oct. 13 2016

Health fairs are a good way for residents to learn about healthy options in their communities, and a new Callaway...

Hospital industry says it, too, is slammed by drug costs

Published Oct. 12 2016

Hospitals, too, are getting slammed by sharp price increases in prescription drugs, and the industry is urging the next president...

WHO urges countries to raise taxes on sugary drinks

Published Oct. 11 2016

The U.N. health agency on Tuesday recommended that countries use tax policy to increase the price of sugary drinks like...

The black walnuts in your backyard are healthy

Published Oct. 7 2016

It's the time of year when walnuts will start dropping off their trees.

Regulators: Doctor concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka

Published Sep. 29 2016

Illinois regulators on Wednesday suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gave patients modified vaccinations containing cat...

5 South Beach sites with Zika-infected mosquitoes identified

Published Sep. 29 2016

The first Zika-infected mosquitoes to be trapped on the U.S. mainland were caught in residential South Beach neighborhoods, Miami-Dade County...

Senators ask Justice to probe EpiPen maker

Published Sep. 29 2016

Senators are asking the Justice Department to investigate whether pharmaceutical company Mylan acted illegally when it classified its life-saving EpiPen...

Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles

Published Sep. 28 2016

Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.

St. Mary's focuses on women's health

Published Sep. 28 2016

St. Mary's Hospital hosted its annual Women's Health Institute for the first time Tuesday at the new Health Plaza.

Research finds talc doesn't cause cancer; juries disagree

Published Sep. 27 2016

Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there...

Mylan CEO defends EpiPen cost to angry lawmakers

Published Sep. 21 2016

Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of...

Just how much sugar do Americans consume? It's complicated

Published Sep. 20 2016

Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? The answer is tricky.

Symposium speaker raises discussion on diseases, ethics

Published Sep. 18 2016

Aric Krogstad led a guided discussion on epidemiology and zoonoses — diseases that can pass from animals to humans —...

Florida governor presses for Zika money, blasts Democrats

Published Sep. 14 2016

Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott came to Washington on Tuesday to press for long-overdue money to fight the Zika virus,...

CDC Director: 'Essentially out of money' to fight Zika

Published Sep. 10 2016

The head of the government's fight against the Zika virus said "we are now essentially out of money" and warned...

More cases of superbug precursor reported, but no spread

Published Sep. 9 2016

A fourth U.S. person has been diagnosed with bacteria resistant to a last resort antibiotic, but researchers are expressing relief...

Electric fans may make seniors hotter in extreme heat

Published Sep. 7 2016

True or false: Electric fans are a cheap and effective way to stay cool during extreme heat waves.

Survey: More US adults use marijuana, don't think it's risky

Published Sep. 1 2016

Marijuana use is becoming more accepted among U.S. adults as states loosen pot laws, new national survey data shows.