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  1. Study: Wide health disparities in Chicago's neighborhoods

    03.23 / 11:13 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    CHICAGO (AP) - A hospital system's study of Chicago neighborhoods finds wide health disparities, including with post-traumatic stress disorder. The Sinai Urban Health Institute released a survey Thursday drawing upon responses from roughly 2,000 residents in nine Chicago neighborhoods. Roughly 7 percent of U.S. adults experience PTSD during their lifetimes.…
  2. A winner in GOP plans to repeal Obamacare: tanning salons

    03.23 / 08:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    As Republicans try to shore up support for their health care overhaul, one group can't wait for the replacement: owners of tanning salons. President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act imposed a 10 percent tax on tanning as a way to help fund provisions of the law that expanded coverage for…
  3. GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote

    03.23 / 08:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. Short of support, GOP leaders looked to President Donald Trump to close the deal with a crucial…
  4. Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

    03.23 / 08:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Scrambling to nail down votes for the health care overhaul legislation, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment. Lawmakers emerging from a meeting late Wednesday of the conservative Freedom Caucus said…
  5. Republican health bill would widen America's big wealth gap

    03.23 / 08:38 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans' health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, adding to America's big income gap between the rich and everyone else. Over the past quarter century, only one group of people has seen significant increases in…
  6. Court rules on lawsuit against WSU in euthanized dog case

    03.23 / 07:27 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - An appeals court has ruled against a man who sued Washington State University over the euthanization of his sick dog at the school's veterinary teaching hospital. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/2o76qxU) Robert Repin's dog was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and he agreed to have the Alaskan…
  7. Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery

    03.23 / 07:27 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course. It was the fourth time in the last three years that he withdrew in the middle of a tournament. Only this was different. Physically, he never felt better. Emotionally, he was a wreck.…
  8. Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers

    03.23 / 06:20 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Some of the youngest victims of the nation's opioid epidemic are children under age 5 who die after swallowing adult pills. The number of children's deaths is still small relative to the overall toll from opioids, but toddler fatalities have climbed steadily over the last 10 years.…
  9. Bill would help officers with post-traumatic stress disorder

    03.23 / 06:20 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A police office diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder could have an easier time accessing worker's compensation under a Democrat's bill. The bill would create a presumption that a first responder's diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder came about from their job. The presumption would be taken as…
  10. Less-educated middle-age US whites dying younger than others

    03.23 / 05:10 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursday that…
  11. Steady fall in suicides offers glimmer of hope in Japan

    03.23 / 02:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    TOKYO (AP) - Fewer Japanese are taking their own lives, a positive sign in a country with one of the world's highest suicide rates. The Health Ministry said Thursday that 21,897 people committed suicide in 2016, down from more than 30,000 in 2011 and the lowest number since 1994. Of…
  12. Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

    03.23 / 02:57 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Scrambling to nail down votes for the House health care bill, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment. Lawmakers emerging from a meeting late Wednesday of the conservative Freedom Caucus said…
  13. Colorado crackdown on homegrown pot advances

    03.23 / 00:36 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    DENVER (AP) - A Colorado plan to crack down on homegrown pot is rapidly heading to the governor's desk after lawmakers changed the bill to give pot patients more leeway. A Senate committee vote 5-0 to set a statewide limit of 12 plants per residential property. That's down from 99…
  14. 'Sex-selection' abortion ban gets final OK in Arkansas House

    03.23 / 00:36 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A proposal to impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl has received final passage from the Arkansas House. The measure was passed Wednesday on a 57-9 vote.…
  15. Kentucky sheriff accused of stealing pain medication

    03.22 / 23:14 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    CARROLLTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say the Carroll County sheriff has been arrested on charges stemming from the theft of prescription painkillers. State police said Wednesday that Sheriff Jamie Kinman was charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft of a controlled substance. Lt. Michael…
  16. Florida Senate's medical marijuana bill at least 2 weeks way

    03.22 / 23:14 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The chair of the Florida Senate's Health Policy Committee says they're at least two weeks away from voting on a medical marijuana bill. The committee held a workshop on Wednesday as it began to consider five bills to implement Amendment 2. Sen. Dana Young, a Tampa…
  17. Day leaves Match Play as mother battles lung cancer

    03.22 / 21:58 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Defending champion Jason Day tearfully withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play on Wednesday after six holes to be with his mother when she has lung cancer surgery. Day says his mother, Dening, was diagnosed in Australia at the start of the year and was told…
  18. Highlights from in and around the world of Texas politics

    03.22 / 21:58 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate's proposed $106.3 billion state budget is now set for a floor vote next week - but it's already being blasted by the Republican head of the House. Adopted Wednesday by the Senate Finance Committee, the budget features no extra funding for public schools…
  19. Rhode Island officials: GOP health overhaul could cost state

    03.22 / 21:58 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island officials say more than 70,000 people in the state could lose medical coverage through the GOP-backed health care bill before the U.S. House. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo is expected to outline her concerns on Thursday. State health officials said Wednesday it would be hard…
  20. Drug firm seeks to dismiss McDowell County pain pill suit

    03.22 / 21:58 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Health
    WELCH, W.Va. (AP) - A major prescription drug distributor is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the company fueled West Virginia's opioid epidemic with excessively large shipment of painkillers. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/2no3nUC ) an attorney for AmerisourceBergen said McDowell County commissioners are misguided in in blaming…