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  • Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press

    Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency. Published July 29, 2014

  • New Yorkers lag as potential organ donors

    By MICHAEL VIRTANEN - Associated Press

    Far fewer New Yorkers have signed up as organ donors than Americans as a whole, prompting the state to seek help boosting enrollment and shortening its list of patients who die waiting. Published July 29, 2014

  • $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press

    The price may be high but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Published July 29, 2014

  • House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill

    By MATTHEW DALY - Associated Press

    House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays. Published July 29, 2014

  • West Nile found in New Jersey mosquitoes

    By Associated Press

    Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. Published July 29, 2014

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas power, Gaza's only power plant, in heaviest bombardment of war Published July 29, 2014

  • Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

    By TOM MURPHY - Associated Press

    Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again. Published July 29, 2014

  • Ohio base pressured to fill more hospital beds

    By Associated Press

    Ohio's largest military base is under pressure by the U.S. Department of Defense to fill more beds in its hospital. Published July 29, 2014

  • Grand jury: Psych clinic erred in assault reports

    By JOE MANDAK - Associated Press

    Officials at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's psychiatric clinic failed to cooperate with police when notified of patient-on-patient assaults, a grand jury said, finding that they apparently misconstrued state and federal medical privacy laws as limiting how much information they can turn over. Published July 29, 2014

  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    By MATTHEW DALY - Associated Press

    A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday. Published July 28, 2014

  • List of proposed new VA medical facilities

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Proposed new Veterans Affairs medical facilities, part of an agreement reached Sunday between House and Senate leaders negotiating a bill to reform the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' access to health care. CBOC stands for community based outpatient clinic, or a walk-in clinic. Published July 28, 2014

  • UGA Pharmacy students plan tobacco cessation class

    By Associated Press

    Pharmacy students at the University of Georgia College are planning sessions to help people quit smoking or chewing tobacco as the campus prepares to go tobacco free. Published July 28, 2014

  • AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest, WI

    By Associated Press

    The state at 2 a.m. Published July 28, 2014

  • Review: Compliance issues in 20 home day cares

    By COREY WILLIAMS - Associated Press

    A review of 20 Michigan home day cares found that each wasn't in compliance with at least one state licensing requirement for children's health and safety, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Health and Human Services inspector general's office. Published July 28, 2014

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