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AP Health Issues

VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates

VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates

Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions _ heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia
Published: 02/09/16
Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study

Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study

New research says guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations
Published: 02/09/16

Olson enters race for Minnesota House

DFL'er Liz Olson is the first candidate to enter the race for the Minnesota House District 7B seat
Published: 02/09/16
CVS meets 4Q profit forecasts, reaffirms 2016 outlook

CVS meets 4Q profit forecasts, reaffirms 2016 outlook

CVS Health's fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped it meet Wall Street's earnings expectations
Published: 02/09/16
Gov't report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured

Gov't report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsured

Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance
Published: 02/09/16

Ohio court dismisses suit from backers of drug-price plan

The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state's elections chief by backers of an effort aimed at controlling prescription drug prices
Published: 02/09/16
Gov't report: Drop in uninsured in 8 states

Gov't report: Drop in uninsured in 8 states

Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance
Published: 02/09/16

Facebook restores page for medical marijuana dispensary

Facebook has restored the business page of one of three New Jersey medical marijuana dispensaries it shut down last week
Published: 02/08/16

Enrollment rises for Montana health insurance exchange

More Montanans are getting medical coverage through the state's health insurance marketplace
Published: 02/08/16

Abortion-rights advocates hold reproductive health rally

Abortion-rights organizations, students and Kansas House members are rallying against legislation banning access to reproductive health care
Published: 02/08/16