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Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades
As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year.
Two years after concussion, a chance at relief
New advice: Peanuts in baby’s diet can prevent scary allergy
Trump voters to lose the most from GOP plan
Americans who swept President Donald Trump to victory -- lower-income, older voters in conservative, rural parts of the country -- stand to lose the most in federal health care aid under a Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of county voting and tax credit data.
Medicare launches treatment pay experiment
Under the old system, if a patient was discharged from the hospital after a heart attack, “they might hand you a piece of paper that said please follow up with your primary care doctor,” Conway continued. “In this model, the hospital is going to have a strong incentive to make sure you follow up.
Preteens need only two HPV shots — not three, CDC says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention immediately made the change. “It will be simpler now for parents to get their kids the HPV vaccine series, and protect their kids from HPV cancers,” said the CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier.
2 former Christie aides get prison for bridge revenge plot
Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody
10 bone marrow matches, and hopes for more
In the 14 months that have passed, the local charity has helped “swab” — collect DNA from the inner cheek of someone registering as a bone marrow donor — more than 2,300 people, leading to donor matches for 10 other patients in need of a marrow transplant. “We celebrate each match as if it were for Hallie,” said Elyse Barnard, founder of Hallie’s Heroes and mother of 8-year-old Hallie. “The experience has been more than we could have ever hoped for.