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AP Health Issues

Thousands attend Sanders health care rally in Michigan

Thousands of people are attending a rally in suburban Detroit where U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will speak in support of President Barack Obama's signature health care law
Published: 01/15/17

Marijuana legislation inches ahead despite Christie warning

Republican Gov. Chris Christie's warning to the Democrat-led Legislature not to move forward with legalizing marijuana is going mostly unheeded
Published: 01/15/17
Florida dispensaries aim to 'normalize' medical marijuana

Florida dispensaries aim to 'normalize' medical marijuana

Vials of cannabis-laced sprays, lotions and tinctures line display shelves a few steps from handbags specially designed to tote marijuana products
Published: 01/15/17

Wilmington using city funds for injured firefighters' care

Wilmington officials say they'll have to pay $9 million or more to cover the health care costs for four firefighters injured in a blaze that killed three of their colleagues last year
Published: 01/14/17

Mother fighting to save daughter through medical marijuana

Tiffany Wigginton Carnal is in the fight of her life to save her daughter
Published: 01/14/17

Republicans seek to block North Carolina Medicaid expansion

North Carolina Republican legislative leaders have sued to try to block Gov. Roy Cooper's administration from expanding Medicaid coverage through the federal health care overhaul
Published: 01/14/17
Some inmates frustrated by lack of treatment for hepatitis C

Some inmates frustrated by lack of treatment for hepatitis C

Advocates and academics say there is a widespread pattern throughout the U.S. of inmates facing challenges in getting treated for hepatitis C with effective but expensive drugs
Published: 01/14/17
Personalized IRS letters nudge uninsured to get coverage

Personalized IRS letters nudge uninsured to get coverage

If you haven't signed up for health insurance, you could soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman
Published: 01/13/17

Ex- officer pleads in case of con job over medical expenses

A former Hastings police detective has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor theft count for running a fraudulent fundraising site
Published: 01/13/17

Illinois health care centers to get $4.9M in federal grants

Four Illinois community health centers are receiving a combined $4.9 million in federal grants to provide services in areas where there are barriers to affordable, quality health care
Published: 01/13/17