Health & Wellness Features
Health care's future: Turning patients into savers, shoppers
The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you....
New trauma unit to help former Islamic State sex slaves
DOHUK, Iraq (AP) -- After their rape and torture by Islamic State extremists for months or years, Yazidi women face ongoing suffering from psychological trauma even if they do manage to escape....
Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91
LONDON (AP) -- While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 - with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 - Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts....
Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- An anorexic and bulimic New Jersey woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request....
Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories
CHICAGO (AP) -- Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements....
State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem....
Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says....
Mosquito saliva vaccine? NIH tests new way to fight illness
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wanted: 60 people willing to be bitten by mosquitoes to test a new kind of vaccine - one that acts against the bugs' saliva....
Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A federal appeals court plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again....
Refugee populations drawing doctors to rural Kansas
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Dr. Scarlett Gard's passion for humanitarian work took her to India and Bangladesh. After finishing her medical training, she set off for a place she knew had a diverse population in need of doctors: western Kansas....
State Sen. John Eichelberger a Republican chairman of the Education Committee is under fire for comments suggesting that minority students in inner city public schools struggling to succeed in college, should instead be encouraged to pursue vocational careers. His remarks drew fire from Democratic colleagues, calling them demeaning and alarming for someone with influence over educational policies for the state. Eichelberger says he blames failing urban school systems, not their students' skin color for why graduates falter in college.
Do you agree with Sen. McCain that President Trump's attacks on the media is to suppress a free press or is the accusation levied a political vendetta?