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Indiana HIV outbreak prompts governor to declare public health emergency

Indiana’s governor declared a public health emergency on Thursday in response to a large HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use in the south-east region of the state. Governor Mike Pence unveiled an emergency plan that temporarily authorizes a sho ...

Hospitals pressing patients to pay in advance

On the day before surgery to remove a lump in her breast, Sandy Brown received an unexpected call from the hospital. Bring the money for your co-payment or your surgery will be canceled, Brown said the caller told her in December. "It was horrible," ...

Surprise! Obamacare penalties will reduce tax refunds for some

Tanaya Floyd hasn't had health insurance since July when she lost Medicaid coverage because her income increased. She wasn't happy about the possibility of having her tax refund reduced by a penalty that will be assessed for the first time under the ...

FDA warns that medical equipment may spread deadly bacteria

LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned a commonly used medical scope may be "extremely difficult" to effectively clean and may facilitate the spread of deadly bacteria. The FDA said duodenoscopes, commonly used to examine a ...

What can employers do about measles at work?

NEW YORK (AP) — A boss who's worried about an outbreak of measles in the workplace needs to tread lightly. Reports of a growing number of measles cases have employers wondering what they should be doing. But federal and state laws can limit their abi ...

Bill would require HPV vaccine for Nevada school enrollment

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill introduced this week in the state Senate would require Nevada preteens to be immunized against meningitis and the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus before they enroll in public or private school or daycare, pot ...

Christie for parental choice on vaccination, but backs measles vaccine

CAMBRIDGE, England -- A day after President Obama encouraged parents to have their children vaccinated in the wake of a measles outbreak, Gov. Christie said Monday that parents need "some measure of choice" in immunization decisions. Addressing repor ...

Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland

PHOENIX (AP) — A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoe ...

Will that Obamacare subsidy come back to bite you?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox. The administration said Monday it has started sending out tax r ...

Measles spread at California Disney theme parks

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Seven Californians and two people in Utah have confirmed cases of measles likely contracted on trips last month to Disney theme parks in California, officials said. Three more California residents are suspected of having mea ...


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