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Dems nix White House demands to alter health care deal

Dems nix White House demands to alter health care dealTop Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the Obama health care law
  • Politics
  • 2 days, 19 hours ago
Politics

House OK’s driving with medical pot for patients

House OK’s driving with medical marijuana for patientsThe Michigan House approved a plan to allow patients and caregivers to drive with medical marijuana in a vehicle
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Health

Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

Gene tumor boards guide cancer carePanels of experts analyze patient’s cancer genes and match treatments to mutations that seem to drive the disease
  • Health
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Nation

Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up

Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-upAmericans are grappling with unanswered questions about how “Obamacare” will function during the six-week sign-up period
  • Nation
  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
Health

Study: U.S. health care denials on rise

Study: U.S. health care denials on riseA poll suggests 50 million insured Americans have been denied essential treatments
  • Health
  • 1 week ago
Health

Key questions, answers about Trump’s health care move

Key questions, answers about Trump’s health care moveExperts say the consequences will vary depending on how much money you earn, the state you live in, and other factors.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

U.S. obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

U.S. obesity problem is not budging, new data showsOverall, obesity figures stayed about the same: About 40 percent of adults are obese and 18.5 percent of children
  • Health
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Health

Children’s obesity rates may have peaked

Children’s obesity rates in rich countries may have peakedGlobally, more children are still underweight rather than obese, researchers say
  • Health
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health

FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness

FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindnessGene therapy has improved vision for youths and some others with hereditary blindness
  • Health
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Nation

College enshrines healthy living in bricks, mortar

College enshrines healthy living in bricks, mortarUniversity of Vermont students are meditating, working out, practicing yoga, and eating healthfully
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health

European approval process for cancer drugs questioned

European approval process for cancer drugs questionedMany of the approvals were based only on initial measures that suggested the drug might improve health.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

Cigarette makers to publish new statements on risks

Cigarette makers to publish new statements on health risksStarting next month, major cigarette companies will publish a series of statements about the health risks of smoking
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

Survey: Let doctors decide patient’s medications

Survey: Let doctors decide patient’s medicationsAmerican Autoimmune Related Diseases Association in Eastpointe releases poll of Michiganians on medication decisions.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Nation

Price’s exit further complicates GOP health care push

Price’s exit further complicates GOP health care pushThe ouster of Tom Price is yet another self-inflicted blow for Republicans wishing to put their own stamp on health care
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

West Mich. studies cancer link to waste dumps

West Mich. studies cancer link to waste dumpsOfficials are investigating potential link between cancer and toxic chemicals from tannery waste dump sites.
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Michigan

Senator questions Michigan’s ‘soaring’ Medicaid costs

Senator questions Michigan’s ‘soaring’ Medicaid costsWis. Sen. Ron Johnson wrote to Gov. Rick Snyder requesting explanations about the state’s Medicaid expansion program
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Detroit

Feds push flu shots; data shows Mich. lags

Feds push flu shots; data shows Michigan lagsAbout 46.8 percent of Americans six months or older got flu shots in 2016-2017, compared to 44.2 percent in Michigan
  • Detroit
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

FDA OKs 1st blood sugar monitor without finger pricks
Patients wave a reader device over a sensor to see the current blood sugar level and changes over the past eight hours

FDA approves 1st blood sugar monitor without finger pricksPatients wave a reader device over a sensor to see the current blood sugar level and changes over the past eight hours
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

U.S. health officials brace for possible bad flu season

U.S. health officials brace for potentially bad flu seasonSouthern Hemisphere, especially Australia, was hit hard with flu strain that’s notorious for causing severe illness
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Business

Nursing home costs may soon top $100,000 per year

Nursing home costs may soon top $100K per yearLong-term care costs are surging
  • Business
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Michigan

1 in 5 teens suffer concussions, UM study finds
University of Michigan researchers analyzed data from 13,000 adolescents and found 1 in 5 had sports-related concussions

1 in 5 teens suffer concussions, UM study findsUniversity of Michigan researchers analyzed data from 13,000 adolescents and found 1 in 5 had sports-related concussions
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Nation

U.S. sexually transmitted disease hit another high

U.S. sexually transmitted disease hit another highMore than 2 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States last year
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

Studying 1M people to end cookie-cutter health care

Studying 1M people to end cookie-cutter health careThe NIH’s massive “All Of Us” project will push what’s called precision medicine, using traits that make us unique
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

Bariatric surgery changes Michigan man’s life

Bariatric surgery changes Michigan man’s lifeOnce over 400 pounds, former Chrysler executive’s weight has stabilized at 222 pounds
  • Health
  • 4 weeks ago
Science

Cancer immunotherapy is next hottest thing

Cancer immunotherapy is next hottest thingDrugs called checkpoint inhibitors can vanquish some advanced cancers.
  • Science
  • 4 weeks ago
Michigan

Security blanket from Michigan helps keep babies safe

Security blanket from Michigan helps keep babies safeAs a UM student, Grace Hsia created a nonelectric blanket to warm preemies. It’s now used in hospitals worldwide
  • Michigan
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Children’s health insurance aid might run out

Children’s health insurance aid might run outU.S. Senate’s consideration of a health care repeal bill could imperil aid for health insurance for low-income kids
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
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