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Obamacare in jeopardy, states protect no-cost contraception, including vasectomy

Even before President Elect Donald Trump suggested Obamacare was in jeopardy, Republican cries of “replace and repeal” inspired some states to protect the no-cost contraceptive benefit guaranteed under the federal bill. California, Illinois, Maryland and Vermont have passed laws over the past two years requiring cost-free coverage of birth control options. Like the Obamacare provision, the state laws cover one ...

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Trump signs executive order on Obamacare

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition from repeal and replace,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. Spicer did not respond when asked for further details. Trump also signed papers confirming the appointments of James Mattis as secretary of defense and John Kelly as secretary ...

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Trump Signs Executive Order To ‘Ease The Burden Of Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (CBS/CNN) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition from repeal and replace,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. Spicer did not respond when asked for further details. Trump promised on the campaign trail that he would repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care ...

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Santa Clara County Reports 1st Flu Death, Urges Vaccinations

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced Friday the county’s first flu death of the 2016-17 season and is encouraging residents to get a flu vaccine if they have not already received one. The person who died was under 65 but county health officials are not releasing any other details due to medical privacy ...

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Coach Credited With Reviving Student Who Collapsed At Basketball Game

(CBS) — It was during a basketball game between Ida Crown Jewish Academy and Lutheran North on Wednesday night when a 15-year-old athlete from Lutheran North collapsed while sitting on the bench. “Obviously everyone noticed something was terribly wrong, but no one really reacted as to how wrong it was,” says Rabbi Leonard Matanky, principal at Ida Crown Jewish Academy. ...

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Lawmakers aim to increase access to opiate overdose medication

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia lawmakers are attempting to tackle the state’s opioid epidemic with a slew of bills that aim to widen the availability of the opiate overdose medication naloxone. “We are facing a crisis in Virginia and in the nation, losing more people to opioid overdose than to car crashes,” said Rep. Jennifer Boysko, D-Fairfax. She is sponsoring HB ...

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McAuliffe vows to veto anti-abortion bills

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Terry McAuliffe spoke Thursday in support of legislation proposed by members of the Women’s Health Care Caucus and vowed to veto bills he believes would endanger women’s reproductive rights. McAuliffe said legislators should learn from controversies in North Carolina following the passage of what he called “socially divisive bills.” McAuliffe said he told the General Assembly ...

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Suburban Cops Revive Motorist Who Overdosed

(CBS) — In seconds, two suburban police officers saved a man’s life, and it was all caught on one officer’s dashboard camera. CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos spoke with both heroes in Park Forest. All of the community’s police officers carry Naloxone. It reverses the effects of opioids, including loss of consciousness. On Monday night, a man was slumped over in ...

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‘Miracle’ baby expected to live just hours is now 2 weeks old

BETTENDORF, Iowa — Little Fiona Grace wasn’t supposed to live for more than an hour or two after being born with serious organ defects, but the feisty little Quad Cities girl is now two weeks old. “She’s just like a normal baby. She eats and cries and gets changed,” mother Autumn Dunn told WQAD. Weighing in at 6 pounds 4 ounces, Fiona’s been ...

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Some Doctors Turning To Food Instead Of Pills To Treat Ailments

PITTSBURGH (CBS) – After your next trip to the doctor’s office, you may be heading home with a shopping list instead of a prescription. Some doctors are now putting food ahead of medicine to help cure what ails you. “Pills have a lot of side effects, the pills are expensive,” internist Dr. Eric Appelbaum said. It’s not that Dr. Appelbaum ...

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Rare Rat Virus Confirmed In Six Illinois Residents

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Department of Public Health has a warning for people who own rats as pets. It said a rat-borne virus rarely seen in humans has been confirmed in six people in Illinois. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports it’s called the Seoul virus, as in Seoul, South Korea. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, symptoms may ...

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Gonorrhea Outbreak Reported In New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Health officials say New Hampshire has reported a high number of gonorrhea cases for last year, at 465. The average in the past was about 130 cases per year, going back to 2007. Dr. Benjamin Chan, state epidemiologist, said Thursday that New Hampshire historically has had one of the lowest rates of the sexually transmitted disease ...

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Elevated Lead Levels Found In New Jersey Hospital’s Water

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hospital is offering free exams after elevated levels of lead were found in its drinking water. Englewood Hospital and Medical Center will test workers, patients and visitors who have been at the hospital since September 2015. The hospital is especially encouraging anyone who was pregnant and children under the age of six to ...

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An Alternative Approach To Relief: Planting ‘Ear Seeds’

(CBS) — Tiny beads called ear seeds are how some people are fighting stress and pain. They are placed on the ears by licensed acupuncturists, and fans say they’re an easy and drug-free treatment. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports. Any woman can relate to Julia Hampton. “I’ve been experiencing some stress and anxiety,” she says. And no wonder. “I’m a ...

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Dangerously High Lead Levels Detected In Tap Water At Englewood Hospital In N.J.

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Patients, visitors and workers at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey have are under a major warning about high lead levels in the tap water. As CBS2’s Meg Baker reported, signs in the cafeteria at the hospital read, “Coffee made with bottled tap water,” and notices in the bathroom alert people not to ...

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Drugmaker fined $100M for hiking price 85,000%

NEW YORK — An Irish drug maker was accused of slowly hiking the price of a life-saving medication used to treat infants from $40 a vial to more than $34,000 a vial, and preventing other pharmaceutical firms from creating a competitive drug. The company, Mallinckrodt, agreed Wednesday to settle charges of anti-competitive practices by paying a $100 million fine and ...

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Doctors Putting Food Ahead Of Medicine To Help Patients

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After your next trip to the doctor’s office, you may be heading home with a shopping list instead of a prescription. The science of nutrition has expanded dramatically – with more doctors now putting food ahead of medicine to help cure what ails you. “Pills have a lot of side effects,” said Dr. Eric Appelbaum, chief medical ...

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Fears Expressed At LGBTQ Conference Over Changes To Affordable Care Act

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The National LGBTQ Task Force will be holding its 29th Annual Creating Change Conference in Philadelphia, bringing more than 4,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning activists, community leaders and allies from around the country. It’s the largest gathering of LGBTQ activists in the nation. Many of them are concerned about health care issues, now that the Affordable ...

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Dangerously High Lead Levels Detected In Tap Water At Englewood Hospital In N.J.

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Patients, visitors and workers at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey have are under a major warning about high lead levels in the tap water. As CBS2’s Meg Baker reported, signs in the cafeteria at the hospital read, “Coffee made with bottled tap water,” and notices in the bathroom alert people not to ...

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Fun Indoor Activities Offer Variety Of Winter Workouts

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Trying to get in shape by exercising outside isn’t always an option this time of year. Wouldn’t it be great if there were some really cool, unique ways to workout inside during the winter? Well, there are and KDKA-TV’s Amy Wadas found a ton of them. Hitting the gym always tops the list when it comes to ...

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Janet Napolitano In Hospital With Side Effect Of Cancer Care

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said. The UC Office of the President said Napolitano, 59, was diagnosed last August but did not say what type of cancer she ...

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Janet Napolitano In Hospital With Side Effect Of Cancer Care

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said. The UC Office of the President said Napolitano, 59, was diagnosed last August but did not say what type of cancer she ...

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Janet Napolitano In Hospital With Side Effect Of Cancer Care

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said. The UC Office of the President said Napolitano, 59, was diagnosed last August but did not say what type of cancer she ...

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Janet Napolitano In Hospital With Side Effect Of Cancer Care

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said. The UC Office of the President said Napolitano, 59, was diagnosed last August but did not say what type of cancer she ...

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Janet Napolitano In Hospital With Side Effect Of Cancer Care

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said. The UC Office of the President said Napolitano, 59, was diagnosed last August but did not say what type of cancer she ...

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Janet Napolitano In Hospital With Side Effect Of Cancer Care

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said. The UC Office of the President said Napolitano, 59, was diagnosed last August but did not say what type of cancer she ...

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