Health | Life
Study: Side effects emerge after approval for many U.S. drugs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found.
Bumps ahead for ‘Obamacare’ repeal as Americans air worries
Last-minute bargaining keyed passage of GOP health care bill
Bracing through pain: 12-year-old Ponder boy finds relief for his clubfeet
Lisa Morrow will never forget the question her son asked her two years ago. “Mommy, can we cut my feet off and put fake ones on?” Twelve-year-old Jake Morrow was born with two club feet, a congenital condition where the foot turns inward and downward, creating pain and complications with walking.
House OKs GOP health bill, a step toward Obamacare repeal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Relieved Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama health care overhaul since Donald Trump took office. They won passage only after overcoming their own divisions that nearly sank the measure six weeks ago.
Overcoming Opioids: When pills are a hospital’s last resort
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A car crash shattered Stuart Anders' thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers -- he'd been addicted once before and panicked at the thought of relapsing.
$1 million granted toward Health Services of North Texas expansion
Poll: Most young people say gov’t should pay for health care
Three Denton residents to cycle 500 miles this June for HIV/AIDS awareness
Denton residents Karl Gossot, Doug Campbell and Brandon Babbitt will ride in the 2017 AIDS/LifeCycle, a fundraising bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. They and their friend from California are the Querencianistas — their team name comes from Denton's all-volunteer bike shop Querencia.
GOP owns health care dilemma now, and voter skepticism
Even among rank-and-file Republicans, there's opposition to changes that would let insurers charge higher premiums to older adults, and many disapprove of cuts to Medicaid for low-income people, according to a recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Bob Moos: Many of Medicare's preventive screenings come at no cost to you
How often have you tried to ignore an ache or pain by telling yourself, "Maybe if I do nothing, it'll go away." Sometimes, that works. But wishful thinking isn't the best way to take care of yourself. Medicare has put a new emphasis on preventive health care.