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AP Health Issues

Cal State system pushing students to graduate in 4 years

The California State University system has seen some improvement in graduation rates in recent years but it's still low - 11 percent of 2011 freshman got a degree in four years, while 57 percent of those who started in 2009 graduated in six years
Published: 08/22/16
Valeant, attempting to normalize operations, names new CFO

Valeant, attempting to normalize operations, names new CFO

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is replacing Robert Rosiello as chief financial officer as the embattled pharmaceutical company attempts to normalize operations amid a host of ongoing investigations and class action suits
Published: 08/22/16

NY attorney general settles with insurer to provide coverage

New York's attorney general has reached a settlement requiring a Buffalo-based insurer to pay plan members for thousands of improperly denied claims for outpatient psychotherapy and about 125 claims for nutritional counseling for eating disorders
Published: 08/22/16

NC campus bone marrow donors highlight blood cancer fight

Five people who stepped forward to give a piece of themselves and help fight blood cancer are hoping others will do the same
Published: 08/22/16

Illinois law enforcement find ways to replenish narcane

Some law enforcement agencies in northern Illinois are finding creative ways to replenish their supplies of a pricey emergency drug that can save the lives of those who overdose
Published: 08/21/16

Native communities get help with health disparities

Montana State University and its partners have received $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to address health disparities facing Native communities in Montana and Alaska
Published: 08/21/16

Analysis: Arkansas ballot deep with amendments, initiatives

While there is speculation that a large number of ballot issues can prompt voters into rejecting all proposals, in Arkansas the opposite has been true
Published: 08/20/16
Rankings of medical marijuana applicants to be released

Rankings of medical marijuana applicants to be released

Maryland's medical marijuana commission next week will be releasing the rankings of top applicants to become growers and processors
Published: 08/20/16
Repeal or retain? Election opens final act for 'Obamacare'

Repeal or retain? Election opens final act for 'Obamacare'

Election Day will determine if 'Obamacare' is repealed or retained
Published: 08/20/16
Cancer patient could not get coverage before 'Obamacare'

Cancer patient could not get coverage before 'Obamacare'

Diagnosed 2x with cancer, Rebecca Esparza couldn't get health insurance until 'Obamacare' took effect
Published: 08/20/16