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Playtex Recalls 1.4M Pacifier Holders

Posted: 01/22/2014 - Playtex is recalling 1.4 million pacifier holders because of concern that a small child could choke if a part of the clip broke off.

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Could Cold Meds Help Spread The Flu?

Posted: 01/22/2014 - Cold and flu drugs that bring down fevers and help patients feel better could be helping the spread of influenza, researchers reported on Tuesday.

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Fast Food Not Major Culprit In Kids' Obesity

Posted: 01/18/2014 - Fast-food consumption is often blamed for the epidemic of overweight and obesity among U.S. children. But a new study finds that poor eating the rest of the day is most strongly linked with weight issues.

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NC Doctors To Sue State For Medicaid Payment Delays

Updated: 01/17/2014 - A group of North Carolina doctors has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking millions in damages from the state and its contractors over flawed computer programs that severely delayed Medicaid reimbursements.

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Health Care Website Passed Recent Security Test

Updated: 01/16/2014 - Medicare's chief cybersecurity official says the Obama administration's health care website recently passed full security tests, easing her earlier concerns about vulnerabilities.

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50 Years Of Progress Cuts Smoking Rates In Half

Posted: 01/12/2014 - Smoking rates cut in half. Eight million lives saved. More than 800,000 fewer lung cancer deaths. Fifty years after the U.S. Surgeon General first warned about the dangers of smoking, the benefits of quitting have never been clearer.

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Pumped Up: Breastfeeding Mothers Fight For Rights At Work

Posted: 01/11/2014 - When Bobbi Bockoras returned to work at a Port Allegany, Pa., glass factory in June 2013 after giving birth, she planned to pump breast milk during breaks so she could continue nursing her infant daughter Lyla.

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House Passes Bill Targeting Health Care Law

Posted: 01/10/2014 - The House has passed a bill that would impose new security requirements on the Obama administration's implementation of the health care law.

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Battle Over Birth Control

Posted: 01/06/2014 - The Supreme Court hears arguments on Affordable Care Act requirements forcing religious-affiliated organizations to provide their employees with insurance that includes birth control.

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DHHS: Some Officials Knew Of Medicaid Card Misfire

Posted: 01/05/2014 - North Carolina health officials are clarifying precisely when they first learned that cards with the names, birthdates and primary care doctors of nearly 49,000 children receiving Medicaid benefits had been mailed to the wrong addresses.

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Hawaii Girl, 3, Dies After Dental Procedure

Posted: 01/05/2014 - A 3-year-old Hawaii girl who suffered massive brain injuries last month after a dental procedure died late Friday, said an attorney for the child's family.

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New York Governor To Loosen Rules On Medical Marijuana

Posted: 01/05/2014 - New York will soon allow the limited use of medical marijuana for seriously ill patients under a plan the state's governor will announce in the next few days, the New York Times reported Saturday.

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