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The Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday that it would provide 25 of the 50 states with funding to test new ways to lower costs and improve care within the national Medicaid program for the poor.
The flu vaccine barely worked to protect elderly people this year, and it helped prevent illness in just 56 percent of adults and children overall, federal health officials say.
A federal grand jury has indicted four people in a 2009 salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut processing plant. The indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Georgia charges four employees with Virginia-based Peanut Corp. of America.
Baltimore police say hundreds of women have called a hotline set up by Johns Hopkins hospital for patients of a gynecologist suspected of secretly recording exams and later killing himself. Dr. Nikita Levy, 54, was found dead in his Maryland home on Monday.
We know better than to call ourselves -- or each other -- fat. (That doesn't mean we don't do it, but we do at least kinda know better.) Now, new research introduces an additional rule for better body image: Don't call yourself old, either!
Florida governor Rick Scott, one of the biggest critics of President Obama’s health reform efforts, said Wednesday he would do the administration’s bidding and expand the Medicaid program.
The Obama administration cleared up some confusion on Wednesday about rules governing just which health services insurance companies have to pay for.
Codeine can kill some children when it is used to help with pain after tonsil and adenoid surgery, and it shouldn’t be used any more, the Food and Drug Administration cautioned on Wednesday.
The Obama administration said on Tuesday that it will operate federal online health insurance marketplaces in 26 of the 50 U.S. states with little or no input from local state officials.
An 11-year-old girl who got severely burned in an Oregon hospital may have been set on fire by hand sanitizer and static electricity, officials said Tuesday.
Researchers have isolated a genetic marker that appears to predict who is most likely to catch cold. The hope is that the findings will help scientists discover lifestyle changes that will protect immune systems and help folks function more like those who never get sick.