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A Senate Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act aims to reduce funding for Medicaid, the single largest source of health care coverage in the United States. A Senate Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act aims to reduce funding for Medicaid, the single largest source of health care coverage in the United States.

 

A conservative Republican senator who doesn't back the GOP health care bill is using unusually sharp tones to criticize party leaders. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is accusing top Republicans of trying to jam the legislation through the Senate.

 

Widespread use of opioids for pain has led to an epidemic of addiction in the United States. Forty lives are lost to prescription drug overdose every day, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Senate Republicans launched their plan for dismantling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would drastically cut Medicaid and end tax increases on the wealthy. A conservative Republican senator who doesn't back the GOP health care bill is using unusually sharp tones to criticize party leaders.

 

President Donald Trump is not known for plunging into the details of complex policy issues, and health care is no exception. Since his campaign days, Trump has addressed health care in broad, aspirational strokes.

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will champion gender equality and other global issues at a star-studded music festival before continuing the conversation with world leaders at the G20 summit in Germany next month. The concert organized by Global Citizen, an international advocacy group, follows a similar festival Trudeau co-hosted in Montreal last year, which was aimed at raising awareness about the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

 

Griffin Hospital offers free education, advice and support to help individuals prepare to quit smoking with its four-week smoking cessation program starting July 5. Photo courtesy of Griffin Hospital. Griffin Hospital offers free education, advice and support to help individuals prepare to quit smoking with its four-week smoking cessation program starting July 5. Photo courtesy of Griffin Hospital.

 

The deer tick, also known as the blacklegged tick, is a fascinating but nasty little creature, and it's spreading. The tiny arthropods carry Lyme disease - the serious illness that we most associate them with - but that's not the only pathogen they spread.

 

Three years ago, Thu Hong Tran's mammogram showed dense and discolored areas that worried her doctor, who suggested doing a second test. "My family said, 'to be safe, let's go to the hospital and get it checked one more time,"' said Tran, 72, speaking in Vietnamese.

 

ADVANCE FOR JUNE 24-25 AND THEREAFTER - In a Monday, June 12, 2017 photo, Dr. Yeng Her, a Hmong-American who has received a MD-PhD, reflects on a life journey which took him from the refugee camps of Thailand as a child to a doctoral degree in medicine from the Mayo Clinic, during an interview at his home in Madison, Wis.

 

A healthy student is a better student. Healthy students have fewer absences, show more engagement and are better learners in the classroom, all leading to higher educational achievement.

 

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul, early Sunday, June 25, 2017. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan.

 

The Philippine military on Saturday declared an eight-hour halt to its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants aligned with the Islamic State group in southern Marawi city to allow residents, most of them displaced by the fighting, to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Military spokesman Brig.

 

US President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, on June 23, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Saturday sent warm greetings" to Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan, after his administration broke with the tradition of hosting a White House event to recognize the holy month. "On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr," Trump said in a statement.

 

The Boston Globe reports that Dr. Paul Barreira, director of Harvard University Health Services, said in an email to students and staff that the infections were confirmed Thursday. The cases coincide with several other mumps diagnoses in the Boston area over the past month.

 

The U.N. health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children. UNICEF director Anthony Lake and World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said in a statement Saturday, "we are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," with an average of 5,000 new cases every day.

 

During a contentious interview with CNN, Kellyanne Conway said Friday that the news media needs to cover the nation's opioid crisis more, and she beat back at suggestions that the new health care bill does nothing to improve the epidemic. "That's not true, and that is not fair.

 


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