Healthcare

CDC Workers Taking Anti-Anthrax Drugs

Dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are taking antibiotics as a precaution because a lab safety problem may have exposed them to anthrax.


Burwell Putting Her Stamp on Health-care Overhaul

Aiming to avoid more insurance chaos this fall, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced she's revamping the management of President Obama's health overhaul.


Many Still Struggle to Pay Obamacare Premiums

Most who signed up under President Obama's health-care law are pleased with their new insurance, but many struggle with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday.


Who Will Pay for Sovaldi Hepatitis Treatment?

Sovaldi, a new pill for hepatitis C, cures the liver-wasting disease in 9 of 10 patients, but treatment can cost more than $90,000.


Health Concerns Raised About Hispanic Mothers, Babies

Hispanic women and their children are at significantly greater risk than their counterparts in the general U.S. population, according to a March of Dimes report.


How to Access the Hispanic Health Market

With more than 10 million U.S. Hispanics eligible for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, an opportunity is wide open for players in the new health economy.


Americans Ambivalent About Obamacare: Poll

Public opinion continues to run deeply negative on the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's effort to bring health-care coverage to the uninsured, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.


Caribbean Hospitals Overwhelmed by Chikungunya Virus

Chikungunya, derived from an African word that loosely translates as "contorted with pain," is flooding the Caribbean region.


Feds Greenlight Obamacare Cost Controls

The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for insurers and employers to use a new cost-control strategy that puts a hard limit on what health plans pay for expensive procedures.


Diabetes Affects 30 Percent of Calif. Hospital Patients

Three out of every 10 patients admitted to California hospitals has diabetes, adding $1.6 billion to health care costs each year, a study finds.


Antidepressant May Offer Hope for Potential Dementia Victims

Research shows the antidepressant Celexa may cut production of a chief suspect behind Alzheimer's, but researchers cautioned people not to risk the drug's side effects just yet.


Hispanic Women at Risk for Obesity, Heart Disease

As National Women's Health Week kicks off, a survey finds that U.S. Hispanic women are at risk for heart disease and obesity and are less physically active than recommended.


Virtual House Calls Give Shot in Arm to Telemedicine

The virtual house call is increasingly getting attention as a way to conveniently diagnose simple maladies -- for as little as $49 a visit.


Health Insurance Just Says No to Medical Marijuana

Despite the benefits of medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms, insurers are reluctant to cover it, in part because of conflicting laws.


Polio Reemerges as World Health Emergency

The World Health Organization said the spread of polio is an increasing international public health emergency that could unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.


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