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AP Health Issues

New report shows improved vaccination rate

A new study ranks Colorado 14th in the nation for childhood immunization rates despite national surveys that show the state repeatedly falling below average
Updated: 9 hours ago

Man's Texas arrest shows conflicts over medical marijuana

A California man is facing possible prison time in Texas after he was arrested while carrying his supply of medical marijuana as he drove to Houston to visit his hospitalized granddaughter
Updated: 9 hours ago
Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

As Republicans try to replace the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing health conditions
Updated: 10 hours ago
Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug

Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug

Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market
Updated: 10 hours ago
Ohio regulators propose strict limits for medical pot supply

Ohio regulators propose strict limits for medical pot supply

Ohio's proposed restrictions on how much medical marijuana a patient could buy would be among the nation's strictest
Updated: 12 hours ago
GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid changes

GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid changes

Republican governors are sending a clear message to Congress: Don't scrap the health care law without a viable alternative
Published: 02/24/17
Nevada plans July pot sales despite warning of US crackdown

Nevada plans July pot sales despite warning of US crackdown

Nevada officials are pressing ahead with a summer launch of recreational marijuana in spite of statements from the Trump administration implying an impending crackdown on the drug
Published: 02/24/17

US Rep. Young faces tough questions at Urbandale event

A sometimes hostile crowd peppered Iowa Congressman David Young with questions about the Affordable Care Act, environment and other issues at a public forum in Urbandale
Published: 02/23/17

Florida begins process of issuing medical marijuana ID cards

Florida health officials who oversee the medical marijuana program have started processing identification card applications for patients and caregivers
Published: 02/23/17

Kansas House passes bill to reverse opioid overdoses

Kansas lawmakers have advanced a bill that would expand access to drugs that stop opioid overdoses as health care providers and law enforcement officers grapple with a national epidemic
Published: 02/23/17