Health

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Bill Would Boost Power Of Nurse Practitioners

Wading into a fierce debate in the health-care industry, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would increase the authority of advanced registered nurse practitioners to care for patients.

03/25/2015

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Angelina Jolie Had More Surgery To Reduce Cancer Risk

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer.

03/24/2015

Amy's Kitchen has recalled nearly 74,000 cases of their products over Listeria concerns. (Source: fda.gov)

Amy’s Kitchen Issues Recall Over Listeria Concerns

Amy’s Kitchen has recalled nearly 74,000 cases of their products over Listeria concerns.

03/24/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

New Pot Rule Faces Legal Challenge

The Florida Department of Health faces a legal challenge in its latest attempt to move forward with regulations for the state’s new medical-marijuana industry.

03/13/2015

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“Telehealth” Plan Starts Moving In House

Physicians and other healthcare professionals using the Internet and other technology to provide care to patients remotely, also known as telehealth, began moving forward in the House Thursday.

03/12/2015

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Surgical, Recovery Centers Get Aid In House

Despite objections from the hospital industry, a House panel Tuesday approved a bill that would allow patients to stay overnight at ambulatory surgical centers and open the door for longer-term “recovery care centers.”

03/10/2015

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Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns

Apple’s announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.

03/10/2015

Flotation therapy is making a comeback. (Source: CBS4)

“Floating Therapy” Comeback Meant To Treat Various Ailments

A form of therapy that was big in the 60’s and 70’s is making a comeback and it’s meant to treat an array of ailments.

03/05/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks after his win in the Governor's Race on November 4, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Scott Pushes Feds To Approve Health Program Money

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday tried to increase pressure on the federal government to continue funding for a program that hospitals say is critical to providing care to low-income and uninsured patients.

03/04/2015

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“Appetite Pacemaker” May Help Battle Obesity

A new tool in the battle against obesity is a device that promises to turn off hunger.

02/26/2015

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