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  • Sodexo cafeteria workers to regain health benefits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Many employees who already have health insurance worry they'll pay a price for President Barack Obama's overhaul. But for workers at one major company those fears appear to be easing. Food service giant Sodexo unexpectedly reversed course Thursday after bumping thousands of...

  • Checkered progress on disabled care despite ruling

    Brent Kaderli has a wheelchair-accessible van waiting in the driveway, a hospital bed in a spare bedroom and an electric lift that's left unused. If the 30-year-old quadriplegic had his way, he'd be living here, in his father's house, with help from aides. Instead, he is in an institution,...

  • Doctors indicted for alleged health care fraud

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two doctors who owned and operated pain management clinic have been indicted on charges of health care fraud. A 16-count indictment against 60-year-old Paramjit Singh Ajrawat and his wife, 56-year-old Sukhveen Kaur Ajrawat of Potomac was returned Tuesday by a grand jury...

  • Plan to streamline health law re-enrollment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday it wants most of the 8 million Americans already signed up for coverage under the health care law to be able to renew their coverage easily. New Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell outlined a two-step approach:...

  • Drink up, NYC: Ban on big sodas canned

    NEW YORK (AP) — Big sodas can stay on the menu in the Big Apple after New York state's highest court refused Thursday to reinstate the city's first-of-its-kind size limit on sugary drinks. But city officials suggested they might be willing to revisit the supersize-soda ban. The Court of...

  • Sodexo cafeteria workers regain health coverage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant food service company unexpectedly reversed course Thursday after bumping thousands of college cafeteria workers from its health plan earlier this year and pointing a finger at President Barack Obama's overhaul. Sodexo's experience could serve as a cautionary tale for...

  • FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days. It may sound like a miracle drug, but this cutting-edge treatment is profoundly simple — though somewhat icky: take...

  • VIDEO: House committee looks for new technology in Veterans Affairs hospitals

    The problems for the embattled Veterans Affairs Department seem never-ending lately. Today's House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing shined light on even more problems.

  • Beyond cure? Europe euthanasia rulings sear debate

    PARIS (AP) — One French court acquitted a doctor of poisoning seven terminally ill patients while another ordered physicians to suspend treatment for a comatose man, while Britain's top court said the country's ban on assisted suicide may be incompatible with human rights. The decisions of the...

  • Breakfast with a doctor offers insight into wider issues

    A couple of weeks ago, I was lured from my customary solitary breakfast to dine with Dr. Ben Carson, the celebrated neurosurgeon and inchoate politician. He probably squirms at the appellation "politician," but I am afraid that is what he is going to be. In fact, a politician is what he will...

  • Va. House GOP lays out Medicaid legal strategy

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans have retained a former U.S. solicitor general in preparation for a potential legal showdown with Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe over the governor's ability to expand Medicaid eligibility. House Speaker William J. Howell and other Republican...

  • FDA warns of allergic reactions with acne products

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are warning consumers who use popular anti-acne treatments about rare but potentially deadly allergic reactions that can cause swelling of the face and difficulty breathing. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday the problems have been...

  • 960K NYers sign for insurance under new health law

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 960,000 New York residents signed up for insurance under the state's new health plan marketplace during its first enrollment period, according to a state report issued Wednesday. The analysis shows that 55 percent of the individuals enrolled in Medicaid and 38...

  • VIDEO: House sees more work ahead on Medicare fraud

    House lawmakers say some fraudulent Medicare providers are slipping through the cracks.

  • Exposed: How Veterans Affairs red-flags 'disruptive' vets

    Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs keeps a database on "disgruntled" and "disruptive" vets that results in arbitrarily restricted care?



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