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‘LIP’ Program Set for Discussion

The state Agency for Health Care Administration has scheduled a meeting Tuesday to take input on the Low Income Pool program, which could funnel...

US officials OK option for men with HIV to father children

BY MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's top public health agency on Thursday changed its guidance for HIV-infected men who want to...

GOP health plan could be costly for those with coverage gaps

BY SHEILA BURKE and DAVID EGGERT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As a thyroid cancer survivor battling nerve damage and other complications, Lisa Dammert was in...

Medicare plans to replace Social Security numbers on cards

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Old Medicare cards will be going in the shredder. Officials said Tuesday the government is on track to meet a...

Science Says: What’s known and not known about marijuana

BY MALCOLM RITTER NEW YORK (AP) — A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. The...

Ft. Myers-Based 21st Century Oncology Files For Bankruptcy

In the latest in series of setbacks for a major cancer care provider in Southwest Florida, 21st Century Oncology has filed for Chapter 11...

House GOP health bill projection: 23 million more uninsured

BY ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23...

Ethiopian wins race to be next leader of UN health agency

BY JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG GENEVA (AP) — Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected as the next director-general of...

Lee County Utilities To Alter Water Disinfection Process

Beginning on May 29th, Memorial Day, Lee County Utilities will be changing its water disinfection process, which may affect residents with certain medical conditions. Tim...

Incurable, Life-Threatening, May is Asthma Awareness Month

Narrowing, swollen airways make for arduous breathing, gasping and wheezing and tightness in the chest. Believed to be brought on by both genetic and environmental...

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Red snapper season extended to September

For the first time since 2013, federal officials have agreed to extend the federal red snapper season, adding 39 days. The newly lengthened recreational...

Cosby tweets thanks, defense demands mistrial over impasse

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby thanked his fans and supporters on Friday as a jury deliberated sexual...

Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

BY DAKE KANG and DAN SEWELL WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — An American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and returned to his home...

Judge faces legal quagmire in teen texting suicide trial

BY DENISE LAVOIE BOSTON (AP) — Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy III are both sad figures in a teenage tragedy that ended with Roy killing...