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  • Florida Hospital surgeon issues call to urgency on skin cancer

    Florida Hospital surgeon issues call to urgency on skin cancer
    There are environmental factors to consider, Rhonda Harmon noted, but also two simple explanations: people love spending time at the beach, and in our culture, some equate beauty with a really great tan. “Most people, I think it’s fair to...
  • U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta would give host communities a say on placement of immigrant children

    U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta would give host communities a say on placement of immigrant children
    HAZLETON — U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is introducing a bill that will give municipalities and states a say in whether the federal government can house immigrant children in their communities. Various federal and other programs have brought 450 young...
  • British Ebola patient out of hospital after receiving experimental drug

    British Ebola patient out of hospital after receiving experimental drug
    A British man who contracted Ebola in West Africa has been discharged after successful treatment with the experimental ZMapp drug, the Royal Free Hospital in London said Wednesday. William Pooley, 29, was treated in a special isolation unit after...
  • Former federal cyber security official guilty of child porn charges

    A former acting director of cyber security for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was convicted Tuesday of child pornography charges. Jurors in federal court in Nebraska convicted Timothy DeFoggi, 56, after a four-day trial. DeFoggi is...
  • Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage

    Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage
    More than 600,000 low-income Pennsylvanians will gain access to government-subsidized health insurance starting in January under an agreement announced Thursday by state and federal officials. The deal overhauls the state's Medicaid program, which...
  • Regulator: Insurers May Not Limit Doctor Visits For Autism Treatment

    Insurance companies may not limit the number of doctor visits to treat autism, the Connecticut Insurance Department said in a bulletin this week. The Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010 prohibits a dollar limit on benefits in a health,...
  • DEA makes Vicodin harder to obtain legally, but that's half the job

    The Drug Enforcement Administration has spent the last decade considering whether to make it harder to obtain the most popular type of narcotic painkiller: "hydrocodone combination" products, such as Vicodin and Lortab. And now it will. But the new...
  • Trying to save the contraception mandate by changing its address

    Trying to save the contraception mandate by changing its address
    Here's a prediction: The next legal battle over the Obama adminsitration's contraception mandate will be over who has to write what kind of letter to whom. The administration announced Friday the latest tweaks to the requirement that all new employer-...
  • State Presents An Unflattering Profile

    If Connecticut were a high school student, she might be considered an aloof teenager with a generous allowance and a drug problem. That's the image, anyway, that recent surveys are giving this state. A snapshot: Living well. A new federal report shows...
  • Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America

    Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America
    With just $40 in his pocket and the killing of two friends fresh in his mind, 13-year-old Leonardo Enrique Navas set off from El Salvador in July and traveled alone for 15 days on buses and taxis until he crossed the border into Texas. Every few days,...
  • Sincerely yours, the 21 references to religious sincerity in the Hobby Lobby ruling

     
    From Justice Sam Alito's majority opinion: We must decide in these cases whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA), permits the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to demand that three closely held corporations...