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FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, a sign points the way to a hospital in Georgia. A study shows that Medicare patients with common illnesses who were treated by their own familiar primary care doctors were slightly more likely to survive after being sent home than those treated by hospitalists, internists who don't provide care outside of hospitals. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
November 13, 2017 - 12:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The old-fashioned, family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospitalized patients, a big study suggests, showing benefits over a rapidly expanding alternative that has hospital-based doctors overseeing care instead. Medicare patients with common conditions...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2006 file photo, then Deputy Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar meets reporters at the HHS Department in Washington. Newly disclosed financial records show that Azar, President Donald Trump’s nominee to become secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 13, 2017 - 10:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning to an industry he's rebuked, President Donald Trump on Monday picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive to be his health and human services secretary, overseeing a $1 trillion department responsible for major health insurance programs, medical research,...
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Don Ames
November 13, 2017 - 6:58 am
According to a recent survey, Louisiana's most-Googled plastic surgery shows the state has hit 'rock bottom.' Butt lifts are on the minds of more folks in our state than any other type of reconstructive surgery. Folks in Louisiana looking to improve their looks, are more than willing to put their...
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November 12, 2017 - 1:45 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A new study suggests that women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and are more likely to die. Researchers think that reluctance to touch a woman's chest in public might be one reason. The study involved nearly 20,000 cases around the country of cardiac...
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Demonstrators costumed as U.S. President Donald Trump and polar bears protest against the climate change during climate conference COP in Bonn, western Germany, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 1:11 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord. But the alliance, which has an economy larger than...
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Demonstrators costumed as U.S. President Donald Trump and polar bears protest against the climate change during climate conference COP in Bonn, western Germany, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 1:11 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord. But the alliance, which has an economy larger than...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires' disease. The Orange County Health Care Agency says a dozen cases of the bacterial illness were discovered about three weeks ago. All the patients lived or had spent time in Anaheim and nine had visited Disneyland in September 2017. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 11, 2017 - 12:58 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires' disease. A dozen cases of the bacterial lung infection were discovered about three weeks ago, the Orange County Health Care Agency announced...
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Pope Francis walks in the Clementine Hall after meeting with a delegation of Pacific leaders to discuss climate issues, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Francis met Saturday with a delegation of Pacific leaders and told them he shares their concerns about rising sea levels and increasingly intense storms that are threatening their small islands. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 9:05 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the global climate change conference in Bonn, Germany (all times local): ___ 3:50 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says every country needs to pitch in to keep global temperatures from rising. Merkel said in her weekly podcast on Saturday that climate change...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 photo, former coal miner Chuck Nelson looks out on the Brushy Fork impoundment in Raleigh County, in southern West Virginia, an estimated 2.8 billion gallon coal slurry containing sludge and chemicals from nearby surface mines. He says the slurries pollute the groundwater and contribute to high rates of cancer and other illnesses among the people living nearby. (AP Photo/Michael Virtanen)
November 11, 2017 - 8:50 am
GLEN DANIEL, W.Va. (AP) — Chuck Nelson spent his life in this corner of Appalachia, working for years in the coal mines — a good job in the economically depressed area. But he says the industry that helped him earn a living cost him his health, and his wife's, too. The 61-year-old Nelson blames his...
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