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  1. Americans losing confidence in GOP in wake of health care battle: Poll

    04.25 / 11:56 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    A new poll from WSJ/NBC News out Tuesday shows a huge drop in confidence for the GOP when it comes to health care. Fifty percent of Americans say they have little to no confidence in the Republicans' ability to improve things, compared to 34 percent in February, before…
  2. Arizona health officials promote steps to counter Zika

    04.25 / 10:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    PHOENIX (AP) - State officials are launching a campaign to encourage Arizona residents and visitors to take steps to counter the spread of Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in pregnant women. The Department of Health Sciences says it wants to build awareness about precautions such…
  3. Arizona rolls out new guide to help identify dyslexia

    04.25 / 10:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona education officials are introducing a new handbook designed to help teachers and parents identify dyslexia in students. The resource handbook put together by the Department of Education also contains a list of resources available to parents and teachers to help support students with the reading disorder.…
  4. Lawmaker seeks abortion-bill vote as women march on Capitol

    04.25 / 10:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker pushing legislation to remove prohibitions on publicly funded abortions in Illinois hopes to call it for a vote as thousands of women converge on the capital to lobby for a "progressive agenda." Chicago Rep. Sara Feigenholtz's (FYE'-ghen-holtz's) measure would lift restrictions on abortions…
  5. Tennessee AG to defend abortion bill if it becomes law

    04.25 / 08:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee attorney general's office says it would defend an amended abortion bill in court if it becomes law, despite previously calling the legislation's key restrictions "constitutionally suspect." The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks if doctors determine the fetus is viable through required testing.…
  6. Closings expected in Florida doctor's Medicare fraud trial

    04.25 / 08:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Closing arguments are expected in the Medicare fraud trial of a prominent Florida eye doctor who authorities say bribed a U.S. senator. Prosecutors will try to convince federal jurors in West Palm Beach on Tuesday that Dr. Salomon Melgen stole up to $105 million…
  7. Study: Trump's hardball tactic on health care may backfire

    04.25 / 08:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Going into this week's federal budget battle, the White House toyed with a hardball tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump's priorities. They just might eliminate billions of dollars in disputed "Obamacare" subsidies. But a study out Tuesday from a nonpartisan group suggests…
  8. AP WAS THERE: In 1967, Colorado 1st to loosen abortion law

    04.25 / 08:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    DENVER (AP) - EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 25, 1967, Colorado became the first state to allow abortion for reasons other than rape or an imminent threat to a woman's health. The bill passed a Republican-controlled Legislature with bipartisan support and was signed into law by Republican Gov. John Love despite…
  9. Panel eyes role of exercise in preventing cancer

    04.25 / 08:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state panel charged with helping find ways to reduce cancer rates in Delaware is looking at the role physical activity plays in preventing the disease. Creating a culture of prevention through physical activity, particularly among the young, is the theme at Tuesday's meeting of the…
  10. Swiss drugs giant Novartis posts 15 percent drop in 1Q net

    04.25 / 08:00 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    GENEVA (AP) - Swiss pharmaceuticals group Novartis says net income fell 15 percent in the first quarter, as it continued to adjust to generic competition for its Gleevec leukemia drug and stopped work on a hoped-for treatment for heart failure. The Basel-based company said net income dropped to $1.7 billion…
  11. Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

    04.25 / 06:04 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers. She was just 14. Youth is a drawback when it comes to kicking…
  12. Maine poet tells story of husband's dementia

    04.25 / 05:07 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine poet says she hasn't read much about dementia in poetry but she's changing that with a heartfelt poem dedicated to her husband. Lee Sharkey's "Letter to Al," tells of her experience with her husband's memory loss. The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2oZKdVC ) that…
  13. Editorials from around Ohio

    04.25 / 03:01 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Canton Repository, April 18 Within hours Sunday, (April 16,) a video uploaded to Facebook spread like wildfire. It showed the random, heinous killing of a Cleveland man as he walked home after eating Easter dinner with his…
  14. Express Scripts expects to lose biggest customer after 2019

    04.25 / 00:03 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Shares of Express Scripts Holding Co. tumbled in extended trading Monday after the prescription drug manager said its biggest customer, Anthem, doesn't plan to extend its contract when it expires 2019. The St. Louis-based company said Monday that Anthem, which is the nation's second-largest health insurer,…
  15. House's medical marijuana bill passes final committee

    04.25 / 00:03 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida House of Representatives bill to implement the state's medical marijuana constitutional amendment is headed to the floor after passing its final committee. Rep. Ray Rodrigues' bill (HB 1397) passed the House's Health & Human Services Committee on Monday. The bill still has language maintaining…
  16. Minnesota measles outbreak grows to 20 cases

    04.24 / 22:56 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota health officials say an outbreak of measles has grown to 20 cases. The Minnesota Department of Health said Monday that eight new infections have been confirmed. The cases have all occurred within the Somali-American community in Hennepin County. Officials are urging parents to get the measles…
  17. Chargers GM: Joey Bosa is working out with teammates

    04.24 / 22:56 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Defensive end Joey Bosa is working out at the Los Angeles Chargers' training complex after spending the first two weeks of their voluntary offseason program back home in Florida. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco confirmed Monday that Bosa is with his teammates this week. After an…
  18. Doctors to keep George HW Bush in hospital a few more days

    04.24 / 21:53 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    HOUSTON (AP) - A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president will remain in a Houston hospital for a few more days of observation while he recovers from a mild case of pneumonia. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Monday that the medical team at Houston…
  19. Medical marijuana regulations a vote from governor's desk

    04.24 / 21:53 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana lawmakers were a vote away Monday from sending the governor a bill that creates licenses, fees and regulations for medical marijuana distributors. The bill endorsed by the Montana House attempts to regulate the medical marijuana industry after voters last November approved lifting restrictions that severely…
  20. Report: States lack protections for transgender youth

    04.24 / 21:53 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Most states lack anti-discrimination policies and staff training needed to protect transgender youth in foster care, juvenile detention facilities and homeless shelters, according to a new report. There are clear federal standards for the treatment of such youth, but states and communities don't always follow such…