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Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

[caption id="attachment_20929" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in ...

When paying the Obamacare penalty is cheaper than buying insurance

When Angela Denig couldn't cover the costs of Obamacare health insurance this year, she made the only decision she could: She gave up on coverage, paid the fee for not being insured and hoped she wouldn't get sick. A few months later, a health scare ...

Seattle VA hospital strands veteran outside ER

When Donald Siefken drove up to the Seattle VA hospital emergency room earlier this year with a broken foot, all he asked for was a little help getting inside. Instead, a hospital employee who answered Siefken's cellphone call told him to call 911 hi ...

NYC mayor proposes millions in new mental health services

[caption id="attachment_31008" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]NEW YORK (AP) — Over 80 schools would get mental health clinics, every police precinct would have a victims' advocate and social workers would arrange psychological ...

HIV outbreak in Indiana worsens

AUSTIN, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana health officials say there are two dozen new HIV cases in southeastern Indiana, bringing the outbreak's total cases to 130. The Indiana State Department of Health said Friday there are now 120 confirmed HIV cases and 10 p ...

Tax refunds for many take Obamacare hit

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse. The law offers tax cre ...

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 ...


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