Nebraska lawmakers vote April 9 to ban abortion beyond 20 weeks after conception. The law is part of a national trend of state laws restricting abortion.
June 30, 2010 More than a dozen new laws have passed this year restricting abortion. In many states, the terms of the debate have changed to the fetus itself -- with requirements for ultrasounds or restrictions based on "fetal pain." Several of the new laws will face challenges in court.
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June 30, 2010 Unless something changes, rising federal deficits will be driven largely by government spending on health care.
June 30, 2010 Kagan says a veggie law would be dumb, Coburn says health law is, too, but not in so many words.
June 29, 2010 A government public health committee voted to uphold the FDA ban, which bars any man who's had sex with another man since 1977 from donating. The restriction was imposed in 1983 when there were no reliable tests for screening blood for HIV.
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A few too many part-time workers could make the Trolley Care Diner in Philadelphia subject to health care penalties.
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June 29, 2010 Small businesses that employ many part-time workers could inadvertently hit a threshold that requires they offer health coverage or paying a big penalty.
June 27, 2010 Voters in California will consider a measure on the November ballot to legalize and tax marijuana. Amid the debate over pros and cons, another issue has been gaining visibility: the environmental damage pot cultivation can cause. Illegal pesticide use and creekwater diversion at large-scale illegal outdoor operations are well-documented. But environmental concerns are also growing over indoor marijuana cultivation.
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Medicare pay for doctors may be fixed for now, but don't bank on it staying that way forever.
June 25, 2010 Doctors with Medicare patients should get their pay restored soon. But, come November, they pay problems could come back.
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June 25, 2010 The House last night passed a measure to prevent a 21-percent cut in Medicare fees paid to doctors, at least for the next 6 months. Dr. Michael Newman, a Washington DC-area physician explains how the yearly threat of cuts affects his practice and patients.
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June 23, 2010 A comparison of health care in industrialized countries finds the Netherlands is tops and the U.S. is the worst.
Dental decay in young kids could point to bad nutrition and a higher BMI.
June 22, 2010 More than one-quarter of young children who needed anesthesia to treat their cavities were overweight or obese, a new study finds.
June 22, 2010 President Obama is expected to warn insurers not to use the new health law as an excuse to raise premiums.
June 21, 2010 Surgeons don't like limits on their work weeks and they don't mind drug industry gifts, as long as they're not too extravagant.
June 21, 2010 When he first received his friend's email looking for a kidney donor, Jeff Moyer hoped he wouldn't be a match. But he had a change of heart, and he found himself wanting to be selected as a donor. Now, Moyer describes his fears about the surgery and his hopes for the health of the donee, a friend's daughter.
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June 20, 2010 For the past 30 years Dr. David Nichols has flown his helicopter to Tangier Island, Va., in the Chesapeake Bay to take care of its residents. For the 500 or so year-round residents, there is no hospital or pharmacy, but soon they will be able to celebrate the opening of a new medical center on the island.
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June 18, 2010 The Senate passed a bill that would give doctors a 2 percent raise for the next six months. But the House has gone home for the weekend, so final action can't take place until next week.
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