Posted 10:34 AM 12/23/2012 by Matt Stafford
HOUSTON (AP) - Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush needs to "build up his energy" before he can be released from a Houston hospital. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said in an email statement Sunday that doctors are still optimistic that the 88-year-old Bush will (More)
Posted 6:15 PM 12/21/2012 by Alyse Rzemek
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A troubled New Mexico peanut butter plant that had its licensed yanked after being linked to a widespread salmonella outbreak reached a deal Friday to resume some operations the day after Christmas under the watchful eye of federal regulators. A consent decree (More)
Posted 9:19 AM 12/19/2012 by Marissa Torres
Severe tremors can be debilitating, but now scientists in Canada have pioneered a new way to help patients who can barely hold a glass.
Taking a drink of water is an act of torture for Tony Lightfoot. He suffers from essential tremors, so severe he can barely button his shirt.
Posted 9:16 AM 12/18/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
KERSEY, Colorado (AP) - In October, at halftime of a Platte Valley High School football game, the team's student manager approached Marilyn Johnson as she sat in the visitors' bleachers and relayed a vaguely ominous message. "Trey's acting weird." A former emergency-room (More)
Posted 9:10 AM 12/13/2012 by Marissa Torres
The holidays are meant to be a time full of joy and celebration, but for some it's instead, a time of sadness. Commonly dubbed, the "Holiday Blues," experts say you need to know the warning signs.
"The holidays magnify a sense of loss or something that's missing," says Dr. Richard (More)
Posted 4:14 PM 12/12/2012 by Eric Ross
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kristen McAllister has a competitive spirit, and she used to have very physically demanding outlets for it, rigorously training for gymnastics, cheer/dance and swim competitions. At age 10, an autoimmune disease, a type of juvenile arthritis, robbed Kristen of (More)
Posted 5:40 PM 12/10/2012 by posted by Alyse Rzemek
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The charge, buried in a recent regulation (More)
Posted 9:47 AM 12/8/2012 by Matt Stafford
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African President Jacob Zuma says that former President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital in Pretoria to undergo tests.
Zuma issued a statement Saturday saying that Mandela is "doing well and there is no cause for alarm."
Mandela, 94, is in frail health and has not made public appearances for a few years.
Posted 7:29 PM 12/6/2012 by Siera Santos, firstname.lastname@example.org
"No shot, no job."
That's the policy hospitals are adapting. Flu shots are no longer a recommendation. They're a mandate.
"It's a trend you're seeing nationally," said Brian Newsome, a spokesperson with Memorial Hospital.
Memorial notified employees of the change in policy (More)
Posted 6:16 PM 12/5/2012 by Matt Stafford
NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster says it won't bump any full-time workers down to part-time status, after its tests aimed at limiting health care costs resulted in a publicity backlash that took a bite out of sales. At the same time, Darden Restaurants Inc. (More)...
Posted 5:59 PM 12/4/2012 by Matt Stafford
MONROE, Ga. (AP) - The woman who was listed as the world's oldest person has died in a Georgia nursing home at age 116. Besse Cooper died peacefully Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, according to her son Sidney Cooper. Monroe is about 45 miles east of Atlanta. Cooper said his (More)
Posted 4:15 PM 12/3/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
NEW YORK (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney, one of the world's most prominent heart patients, is working on a book about his many battles with coronary disease and the revolutionary changes in treatment that helped keep him alive. The 71-year-old Cheney is collaborating with (More)