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When You Have To Decide Between Your Career & Your Sick Kid, Is There A Choice?

With big curls, sporting a tutu and a smile, 3-year-old Sadie blew out the candles on her birthday cake this February. Eight hours later, she was in …

Parenting

Senate panel to hold hearing on health care bill that may be dead

WASHINGTON — The Republican bill to replace Obamacare appears all but dead in the Senate, but the chamber’s Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a Monday hearing on it anyway.<p>The committee is set to consider health care legislation by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Bill Cassidy, R-La., Dean …

U.S. Congress

Denver Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Closes After Losing Federal Funding

After losing $1.5 million in federal funding, the Denver-based nonprofit Colorado Youth Matter is closing its doors on December 31 — a decision that …

Denver

Body Image Issues Exist (for some) in Porn Too, But They Flash It All Anyway

No matter your skin color, gender or age, one type of discrimination shared by all is body shaming. Negative stereotypes of overweight people can affect people’s physical health and well-being and lead to fat-shaming and other type of issues. We live in a world obsessed with achieving the perfect …

Feminism

Puerto Rican hospitals in critical condition after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico‘s medical services are in critical condition in the wake of Hurricane Maria.<p>The strongest storm to hit the island in decades has left …

Canadian News

Fibromyalgia — an invisible disease with a devastating toll

The public revelation by Lady Gaga that she has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia has given renewed voice to the more than six million Americans who …

Chronic Pain

Health Care Costs Are the Reason You're Not Getting a Raise

As Labor Day approaches, you can count on seeing a spate of news stories saying that "real wages" in the United States haven't grown since the 1970s. …

Health Care

Trump pressures senators to back Republican healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted Senator John McCain for dealing a possibly fatal blow to the latest Republican attempt to dismantle Obamacare.<p>According to a new independent analysis, the bill awaiting a Senate vote could lead to 21 million fewer Americans …

News (U.S.)

Inspector General Probes HHS Sec. Tom Price’s Charter Travel

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general will investigate Sec. Tom Price’s taxpayer-funded use of private jet travel for official business. “We take this matter very seriously, and when questions arose about potentially inappropriate travel, we immediately began assessing …

Tom Price

HHS investigating secretary's private jet travel

The inspector general's office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Friday it is investigating the private jet travel of the …

Government

How new techniques are boosting shoulder replacement surgery

Almost everybody knows someone who's had surgery to swap an arthritic hip or knee for an artificial new one. But when it comes to joint replacement …

Texas

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From Black power and Black pain, to Black money and #Black Girl Magic, the packed agenda of the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. …

Women of Color

In the News: Salesforce Launches AI Fund, Apple Brings AR to iPhone

Startups that use artificial intelligence (AI) technology got some welcome news this week — Salesforce just launched a brand new venture fund to …

Small Business

The Couple's Guide to Medical Expense Planning in Retirement | Investopedia

Medical expense planning is an important part of overall planning for retirement. While many elements of health insurance are based on the …

Retirement

Dayton cites e-mail from feds in reinsurance fight

A federal official’s e-mail refers to a ‘pass-through’ that would compensate for any MinnesotaCare cut.

Email

This App Gives Middle Schoolers Real Talk About Sex From The Comfort Of Their Phones

With the Trump administration slicing funding from reproductive health programs and education, a trio of female founders wants to give teens access to information on their mobile phones.<p>Growing up in El Paso, Texas, Cristina Leos saw many of her peers become teen parents before graduating from high …

Teens

Two trans women challenging Iowa’s ban on Medicaid coverage for surgery

Lawyers for the two women claim the ban is discriminatory and violates Iowa's Civil Rights ActThe post Two trans women challenging Iowa’s ban on …

LGBTQ

Here's how Flint went from boom town to nation's highest poverty rate

FLINT, MI - Almost half of the people in the city of Flint are living in poverty.<p>In a city that once boasted the highest median income in the state …

Michigan

Given State Of Affairs Around Health Law, States Stuck Approving Sharp Premium Increases

Because of all the uncertainty in D.C., states like Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia are approving average rates for major insurers that are at …

Health Care

Amazon has laid out exactly how to game its self-publishing platform

Bestseller status, five stars, a large number of reviews—there’s a whole host of ways to figure out if a book on Amazon is good or popular, but they’re all at risk of fraud.<p>On September 6, Amazon took legal action against five alleged violations of its rules for self-published books. The company’s …

Publishing

Immune cells may heal bleeding brain after strokes

News Release<p>Wednesday, September 20, 2017<p>NIH-funded preclinical rodent study points to neutrophils for potential treatment options.<p>While immune cells …

Medicine

Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Health Care Navigators Say Feds Don't Get It

The Trump administration says many of the organizations that help people enroll in health plans on the federal insurance marketplaces don't provide enough bang for the buck, sometimes costing thousands of dollars to sign up each customer. So, it is cutting their funding, some by as much as 90 …

Health Care

Many Louisiana health care stakeholders oppose Bill Cassidy's plan | NOLA.com

Louisiana organizations that represent hospitals, health clinics and retired people have all come out against U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy's proposal for …

Health Care

Dallas nonprofit that provides Obamacare help relieved after smaller-than-expected budget cut

A North Texas nonprofit that provides specially trained assisters to help consumers enroll in health insurance plans on healthcare.gov is breathing a …

Health Care

Opioid Crisis Has Lowered U.S. Life Expectancy, Study Finds

<b>CBS Local —</b> The nationwide opioid epidemic in America has affected millions of people and already cost tens of thousands of lives. New research from …

Addiction

ACLU sues Michigan over religious exemptions for adoptions

The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Wednesday challenging Michigan's practice of allowing adoption agencies to spurn potential LGBT parents under the guise of religion.<p>Religious exemption laws let people, churches and sometimes corporations cite religious beliefs as a reason not to …

News (U.S.)

Baltimore Ravens Postpone DNA Test Giveaway After Public Health Officials Get Involved

If you showed up to the Baltimore Raven’s home opener on Sunday expecting to receive a free DNA test, you were likely sorely disappointed. The NFL …

Consumer News

Minnesota’s reinsurance plan to control premiums may come at a steep cost

Minnesota is at risk of losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding for the state’s health care program for the working poor as it …

Health Care

Medical Supply Firm Hacked; Log Review Key to Detection

sponsored by<p>Second Largest Business Associate Breach Reported So Far This Year Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • September 19, 2017<p>A hacking …

Security

HHS documents show Obamacare marketing was working in 2016

After the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it was slashing its Obamacare marketing budget by 90 percent on Aug. 31, agency spokespeople cited “diminishing returns” from its television, radio and Internet ads that encourage people to sign up for health insurance.<p>“The Obama …

Health Care