Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press July 29, 2015 11:10 a.m.

WASHINGTON — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance.

Only wives' hearts tied to divorce

By The Washington Post July 29, 2015 6 a.m.

A study that suggested marriages are more likely to fail when the wife falls ill than has been retracted due to a coding error.

Big Latch On events promote breast-feeding

By The Columbian July 29, 2015 6 a.m.

The Clark County Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting the annual Big Latch On this weekend.

PeaceHealth has breast cancer dragon boat

By The Columbian July 29, 2015 6 a.m.

The PeaceHealth Kearney Breast Center is debuting its new pink dragon boat at a ceremony this week.

Boy, 8, ready to play ball with new hands

By Marie McCullough, The Philadelphia Inquirer July 29, 2015 6 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA — Sitting on his bed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the first child in the world to receive a double-hand transplant talked about his big plans.

Drug shows promise for menopause

By Diane Smith, Fort Worth Star-Telegram July 27, 2015 6 a.m.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Women who suffer from hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss and other miseries of menopause might find safe relief for their symptoms in a new medication under study at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Shift in incentives not changing doctor pay

By Carolyn Johnson, The Washington Post July 27, 2015 6 a.m.

It's one of the grand ideas that is supposed to revolutionize U.S. health care: reward doctors who keep patients well with fewer tests, procedures and appointments.

Exercise may be fountain of youth for the brain

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press July 27, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide — and even improve life for people with Alzheimer's.

Eyedrops hold potential for cataracts

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times July 27, 2015 6 a.m.

In coming decades, doctors might be able to treat or prevent cataracts with eyedrops — all because of an unexpected discovery, revealed during a genetics study, about a molecule that helps make cholesterol in human cells.

Recharge aims for faster recovery

By Marissa Harshman July 27, 2015 6 a.m.

A new athletic recovery lounge in Vancouver is giving Clark County athletes access to equipment regularly used — and touted by — some of the top professional athletes in the country.

Cosmetic surgery eases migraine pain for some

By Alison Bowen, Chicago Tribune July 27, 2015 6 a.m.

Bryan Kirsch knew something was wrong when the stairs moved.

House calls are making a return

By SAEROM YOO, Statesman Journal July 27, 2015 6 a.m.

SALEM, Ore. — Mary Venturacci is 98 years old and lives by herself in her northeast Salem home.

Beverage group sues city over soda warnings, advertising ban

By Associated Press July 26, 2015 2:34 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment.

New dads, expect to gain weight

By MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press July 26, 2015 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds.

Planned Parenthood videos: No sign of political issue fading

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press July 25, 2015 2:33 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Two stealthily recorded videos show Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research. The videos have put the group and its Democratic allies on the defensive.

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