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Metro Detroit hospitals restrict visitors over flu fear

Metro Detroit hospitals restrict visitors over flu fearU.S. health officials on Friday said plenty of people are getting sick, and the flu has hit epidemic levels
  • Health
  • 5 days, 21 hours ago
Health

US OKs drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancers caused by an inherited gene

US OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancerU.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancers caused by an inherited gene
  • Health
  • 6 days, 7 hours ago
Politics

Kentucky is 1st to get OK for Medicaid work requirement
People between the ages of 19 and 64 must complete 80 hours per month of “community engagement” to keep their benefits

Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirementPeople between the ages of 19 and 64 must complete 80 hours per month of “community engagement” to keep their benefits
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 7 hours ago
Celebrities

Williams says she had health scare after baby’s birth

Serena Williams says she had health scare after baby’s birthThe tennis superstar “spent the first six weeks of motherhood unable to get out of bed”
  • Celebrities
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Nation

Flu surge hits hospitals amid sterile fluid shortage

Flu patient surge hits hospitals amid sterile fluid shortageSupplies were already tight before hurricanes pounded Puerto Rico and cut power to manufacturing plants
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
News

Deadline extended for meningitis victim fund

Deadline extended for meningitis victim fundThe deadline is extended to March 1 for victims to apply for compensation related to the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak
  • News
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Dems move to offense on health care; seek ‘big ideas’

Dems move to offense on health care; seek ‘big ideas’Democrats are shifting to offense on health care, emboldened by successes in defending the Affordable Care Act
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Michigan

Michigan tops U.S. in Hispanic infant mortality rate

Michigan tops U.S. in Hispanic infant mortality rateWhile infant mortality among Hispanics is a growing concern, the rate does not compare to those of African-Americans
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Michigan

Arctic weather: Don't leave elderly alone

Arctic weather: Don’t leave elderly aloneFamilies warned to keep eye on aged loved ones as region freezes
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Sessions’ memo a new worry for medical pot in Michigan

Sessions’ memo a new worry for medical pot in MichiganJustice Department memo prompts worries for Michigan’s medical pot industry, but sheriffs unlikely to hike enforcement
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Health

Cancer deaths fall to lowest rate in decades
Fewer Americans are getting cancer, and more of those who do are surviving the disease, according to a new study

Cancer deaths fall to lowest rate in decades as smoking declinesFewer Americans are getting cancer, and more of those who do are surviving the disease, according to a new study
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

$850K price tag on blindness gene therapy
The injectable treatment can improve the eyesight of patients with a rare genetic mutation that affects a few thousand.

$850K price tag on blindness gene therapyThe injectable treatment can improve the eyesight of patients with a rare genetic mutation that affects a few thousand.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Ex-Lions QB helps men tackle mental health stigma

Ex-Lions QB helps men tackle mental health stigmaEx-Lions QB who attempted suicide helps shape efforts of outreach program in Michigan
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Horses help adults with autism

Horses help adults with autismThere are benefits of equine therapy such as improved motor skills and increased strength, balance and range of motion
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

4 in 5 enrolled in ‘Obamacare’ are in Trump states

4 in 5 enrolled in ‘Obamacare’ are in Trump statesAmericans in states that Trump carried account for more than 4 in 5 of those signed up for ‘Obamacare’
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Nation

Climate change threatens 327 toxic Superfund sites

Climate change threatens 327 toxic Superfund sites2 million people in the U.S. live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites in areas prone to flooding
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Nation

Second federal judge blocks Trump contraception rules

Second federal judge blocks Trump contraception rulesCalifornia faces potentially “dire” public health and financial consequences from the new rules, a federal judge said
  • Nation
  • 4 weeks ago
Technology

Apple said to be testing heart monitor for watch

Apple said to be testing heart monitor for watchEKG watch would make it easier to establish the health of a user’s heart and potentially spot problems early
  • Technology
  • 4 weeks ago
Nation

Strong showing for Obamacare with nearly 9M enrolling

Strong showing for Obamacare with nearly 9M enrollingTotal national sign-ups won’t be known for weeks, as some states with later deadlines continue to enroll customers.
  • Nation
  • 4 weeks ago
Health

Soaring overdose deaths cut U.S. life expectancy again

Soaring overdose deaths cut U.S. life expectancy againTwo-thirds of last year’s drug deaths — about 42,000 — involved opioids.
  • Health
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Report card: Mich. gets 3/10 in health emergency prep

Report card: Michigan gets 3/10 in health emergency prepMichigan was among 10 states that scored three. Alaska came in last with score of two.
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Macomb County

Mich. governments sue to recover costs tied to opioids

Michigan governments sue to recover costs tied to opioidsThe counties and cities want drug companies to reimburse local governments for the costs of responding to the crisis
  • Macomb County
  • 1 month ago
Health

Health officials target high-risk alternative remedies

Health officials target high-risk alternative remediesThe FDA issued a new proposal for regulating homeopathic medicines that have long been on the fringe of mainstream drugs
  • Health
  • 1 month ago
Nation

Sign-ups show health law’s staying power in Trump era

Sign-ups show health law’s staying powerA sizable share of first-time customers were among those rushing to finish the applications before Friday’s deadline
  • Nation
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Judge temporarily blocks Trump rules on birth control

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth controlA federal judge ordered the administration not to enforce new rules that could reduce access to free birth control
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Detroit

Obamacare sign-ups surge among Mich. residents

Obamacare sign-ups surge among Mich. residentsShorter enrollment period prompting people to select plans for health coverage at healthcare.gov
  • Detroit
  • 1 month ago
Celebrities

Jimmy Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

Jimmy Kimmel holds son, pleads for health careJimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy’s heart surgery
  • Celebrities
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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