A roundup of the 2015 legislative session shows that bills that made health care more efficient or expanded access passed. Those tied to social issues did not.
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More than half of young people with autism have neither a job nor educational plans in the first two years after high school, a study finds.
Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?
Another $340 million in medical equipment, fixtures, furniture and staffing are part of the price tag, construction managers say.
In Denver and Aurora, arrests for meth possession are up more than 140 percent since 2010, nearly 682 combined arrests last year. That's helping push treatment centers to capacity.
The FDA has issued a warning letter to Kind about the labeling of its fruit-and-nut snack bars. It argues that the bars contain too much fat to bear the label "healthy" printed on the wrapper.
Members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee criticized the VA for not punishing top executives overseeing the project but firing a whistleblower.
Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.
Last month, VA officials said the price tag for the Aurora hospital had ballooned to $1.7 billion, meaning another $830 million in funding is needed.
- Medicare now pays for some long-term smokers to get an annual test. These scans could save thousands of lives each year, but some doctors still worry risks outweigh benefits.Read More
Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?