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Flu May Have Peaked, but Experts Eye Jump in Nastier Strain

Flu May Have Peaked, but Experts Eye Jump in Nastier Strain

By Mike Stobbe | Mar 10
There's a strong chance this flu season has peaked, but health officials are watching a recent wave of illnesses from a nastier flu strain.

California Man Learns He's Dying from Doctor on Robot Video

California Man Learns He's Dying from Doctor on Robot Video

By Janie Har | Mar 9
Ernest Quintana's family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to breathe.

Iowa court: Medicaid can Cover Sex Reassignment Surgery

Iowa court: Medicaid can Cover Sex Reassignment Surgery

By Margery A. Beck | Mar 8
The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court's ruling that the state cannot deny two transgender women Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery.

Watch: Whoopi Goldberg Says She Nearly Died From Pneumonia

Watch: Whoopi Goldberg Says She Nearly Died From Pneumonia

Mar 8
Whoopi Goldberg says she nearly died of pneumonia.

Patients Experiment with Prescription Drugs to Fight Aging

Patients Experiment with Prescription Drugs to Fight Aging

By Marisa Taylor | Mar 8
Over the past two years, more than 200 patients have flocked to see Dr. Alan Green after learning that two drugs he prescribes could possibly stave off aging.

Hawaii Opens Medical Marijuana Registration to Visitors

Hawaii Opens Medical Marijuana Registration to Visitors

Mar 7
Hawaii is allowing visitors who are qualified to receive medical marijuana elsewhere in the U.S. to register and buy it from dispensaries in the state.

New Report Reveals Impact of Salt on Chronic Disease

New Report Reveals Impact of Salt on Chronic Disease

Mar 7
It can be hidden in bread, pizza, soup and other packaged foods and restaurant meals. Now, advice to watch out for salt is coming with a more specific reason.

Teen Tells Senate Why He Defied His Mom to Get Vaccinated

Teen Tells Senate Why He Defied His Mom to Get Vaccinated

By Lauren Neergaard | Mar 6
This year is shaping up to be a bad one for measles as already, the U.S. has counted more than 200 cases in 11 states — including about 70 in an outbreak in the Pacific Northwest. But some seem to fear the vaccine more than the disease.

FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Steps Down after Nearly 2 Years

FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb Steps Down after Nearly 2 Years

By Matthew Perrone | Mar 6
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down after nearly two years leading the agency's response to a host of public health challenges, including the opioid epidemic, rising drug prices and underage vaping.

Texas Lawmakers Take Aim at Surprise Medical Bills

Texas Lawmakers Take Aim at Surprise Medical Bills

By Ashley Lopez | Mar 5
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers announced plans to address surprise medical bills in a way that would take the "burden" off Texans.

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