Wellness

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

“I am the kind of person the Affordable Care Act was written for: older, with a pre-existing (condition) and my previous plan was being cancelled. I need it and I’m low income,” said Close, who has spent more than six months appealing her case.

Mesa County boy treated for hantavirus 

GRAND JUNCTION | Health officials say a western Colorado boy is being treated after contracting hantavirus. The Mesa County Health Department said Wednesday the boy, whose name and age have not been released, was taken to Denver over the weekend and is …

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

Farrell was reassigned following an incident last month at an Atlanta lab that handles bioterrorism agents.

Agents get subsidized ‘Obamacare’ using fake IDs

The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office told a House committee that its investigators were able to get subsidized health care under fake names in 11 out of 18 attempts — even after HealthCare.gov’s much maligned online system flagged some applications as problematic.

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH 

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH 

“It’s what you get when you combine aggressive promotion from for-profit companies with a vulnerable target — kids who want a quick fix and don’t care about health risk,” Tygart said in an interview. “It’s a very easy sell, unfortunately.”

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

And White House spokesman Josh Earnest immediately announced that millions of consumers will keep getting financial aid for their premiums — billions of dollars in all — as the administration appeals the one adverse decision.

Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs

“I usually go on references from somebody else, because it’s hard to track them any other way,” said Kenneth Murks, 58, of Lexington, Alabama.

Health officials: Food label changes not enough

Health officials: Food label changes not enough

The Food and Drug Administration is working on a label overhaul and has proposed two different versions.

Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

“There are people who desperately need a pacemaker but can’t get one safely,” said Dr. Eduardo Marban, director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, who led the work.

Marijuana changes mulled by state health board 

DENVER | New rules for the medical marijuana program in Colorado are under consideration by the state Board of Health Wednesday. The board is looking at new rules to limit high-volume caregivers. Those are people authorized by the state to grow …