- Teen amasses toys for other Ohio hospital patients Updated: Dec-11-13 5:51 pm
- FDA approves first generic versions of Cymbalta Updated: Dec-11-13 5:31 pm
- FDA takes steps to phase out antibiotics in meat Updated: Dec-11-13 3:16 pm
- Mother, 1 child released after Nevada rescue Updated: Dec-11-13 3:07 pm
- Orexigen Therapeutics resubmits Contrave to FDA Updated: Dec-11-13 9:58 am
- Board recommends Guam private hospital tax breaks Updated: Dec-10-13 6:26 pm
- Jury awards $50M after test misses birth defect Updated: Dec-10-13 5:48 pm
- Lawmakers speak out on UPMC's anti-bill campaign Updated: Dec-10-13 1:01 pm
- Once-frothy Nasdaq tries to reach dot-com peak Updated: Dec-10-13 11:13 am
- Hospital surveys help improve patient experience Updated: Dec-10-13 9:22 am
- Nixon outlines plan for new mental hospital Updated: Dec-09-13 9:23 pm
- Drug maker to pay Utah for $8.5M to settle case Updated: Dec-09-13 6:26 pm
- Milwaukee mayor undergoes tests at hospital Updated: Dec-09-13 5:25 pm
- Scope of NC Medicaid overhaul proposal changes Updated: Dec-08-13 1:41 pm
- SD lawmakers will be urged to expand Medicaid Updated: Dec-08-13 12:52 pm
- Insurance agents feeling left out of "Obamacare" Updated: Dec-08-13 9:43 am
- Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers Updated: Dec-07-13 8:14 pm
- New Pendleton hospital almost ready to open Updated: Dec-07-13 2:41 pm
- Pa. health systems examine expanding partnership Updated: Dec-07-13 11:30 am
- Jefferson plans 2 meetings on hospitals Updated: Dec-07-13 11:08 am
- FDA approves breakthrough hepatitis C drug Updated: Dec-06-13 5:53 pm
- Smoke in W.Va. school sends 37 people to hospitals Updated: Dec-06-13 2:44 pm
- Strike at Spokane hospital turns into lockout Updated: Dec-06-13 8:49 am
- NY insurers predict spike in health exchange use Updated: Dec-05-13 6:02 pm
- Some fear drug rehab facilities could be shut down Updated: Dec-05-13 9:26 am
CINCINNATI - Savannah Day hasn't had time to worry about her brain surgery this week at a Cincinnati children's hospital or that she won't be home for Christmas. She has been too busy collecting more than 4,000 toys for other children spending their holiday at the hospital.
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of the blockbuster antidepressant Cymbalta, offering lower-cost access to one of the most widely prescribed treatments for depression, anxiety and other disorders.
WASHINGTON - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
RENO, Nevada - A mother and her youngest child were discharged Wednesday from a Nevada hospital a day after being rescued with four other group members who were stranded for two days in a bitter cold mountain wilderness when their Jeep rolled over.
SAN DIEGO - Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. said Wednesday that it resubmitted to regulators its application for the potential weight loss treatment Contrave.
HAGATNA, Guam - The Guam Economic Development Authority has recommended tax breaks for investors in what will be Guam's only private hospital.
SEATTLE - Lawyers say a King County jury has awarded $50 million to a Burien couple whose son was born with profound mental and physical disabilities after a hospital and lab failed to detect his genetic abnormalities.
PITTSBURGH - Two Pittsburgh-area lawmakers are speaking out about a direct mail and robocall "political campaign" the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is waging against their co-sponsored bills that would require all large health systems in the state to accept insurance from any in-state company.
NEW YORK - It takes a long time to recover from a bad hangover, especially when you party like it's 1999.
FRANKLIN, Indiana - TV commercials and billboards are part of how local hospitals work to attract patients, but the facilities also are striving to bring back the patients who gave them a try.
FULTON, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday he wants to issue bonds to pay for improvements to a state mental health facility, where the wards are "cramped, loud and deteriorating" and have led to injuries to patients and staff.
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah will receive $8.5 million from a drug maker accused of making misleading claims about a new drug for diabetes.
MILWAUKEE - Doctors have recommended that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett spend another night in the hospital, where he's being treated for exhaustion following a 20-kilometer run.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Several months ago, Gov. Pat McCrory's administration proposed a dramatic overhaul of what he's repeatedly called a "broken" Medicaid system - one beset annually by hundreds of millions of dollars in shortfalls.
PIERRE, South Dakota - Some lawmakers and health care groups plan to ask the South Dakota Legislature next month to expand the state's Medicaid program to cover the medical costs of 48,000 more poor people, despite resistance from Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
MIAMI - When insurance agent Kelly Fristoe recently spent 30 minutes helping a client pick a mid-level health plan and the federal marketplace website froze, he called the government's hotline and tried to finish the application. But the operator refused to credit Fristoe as an agent on the application, meaning he wouldn't get the commission or be listed as the follow-up contact if his client needed help again later.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
PENDLETON, Oregon - The new St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton is now expected to open Dec. 20.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Penn State Hershey and PinnacleHealth have begun formal talks to "broaden their existing strategic relationship," the hospital systems announced last week.
GRETNA, Louisiana - The Jefferson Parish Council will hold two public meetings before scheduling a vote on which of three companies will take over operation of the parish's two public hospitals.
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials have approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc. that is expected to offer a faster, more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus.
TUNNELTON, West Virginia - Authorities in West Virginia say 37 people have been taken to hospitals after smoke from a furnace at a nearby business drifted into an elementary school's ventilation system.
SPOKANE, Washington - Valley Hospital in Spokane has told about 80 nurses and other employees who walked out for a one-day strike Wednesday they can't return to work until Saturday.
ALBANY, New York - Startup insurers in the New York health exchange say customer queries have been rising rapidly and they expect enrollment spikes with the new Dec. 23 deadline looming for coverage next year.
OXFORD, Alabama - Terri Baker worries that Oxford's push to close all drug rehabilitation facilities operating in the city will hurt people who need help overcoming their addictions.