By JIM FITZGERALD, Associated Press
March 28, 2015 6 a.m.
HARRISON, N.Y. — Matt Phair wept as he wrote about the chaos he witnessed as a Marine in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War — desperate civilians scrambling to escape, military police casually shooting a pet dog, the air smelling of "burning buildings, gunpowder and death."
By MATTHEW PERRONE, Associated Press
March 27, 2015 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind such alternative remedies as Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine.
By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press
March 26, 2015 11:25 a.m.
WASHINGTON — In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years.
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press
March 25, 2015 11:41 a.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he's ready to sign "good, bipartisan" legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements as Senate Democrats seemed to soften their opposition to the package.
By MICHAEL CATALINI, Associated Press
March 24, 2015 7:25 p.m.
TRENTON, N.J. — Calling the federal agency that makes recommendations on vaccines a "sock puppet" for that industry, Robert Kennedy Jr. spoke out Monday against making it harder for parents to exempt their children from vaccinations.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press
March 24, 2015 11:15 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press
March 24, 2015 9:43 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Responding to pressure from Congress and veterans groups, the Department of Veterans Affairs is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from a VA health site.
By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press
March 24, 2015 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Dr. Angelo Volandes remembers performing rib-cracking CPR on a frail elderly man dying of lung cancer, a vivid example of an end-of-life dilemma: Because his patient never said if he wanted aggressive care as his body shut down, the hospital had to try. He died days later.
By SAM HANANEL, Associated Press
March 23, 2015 1:08 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seems skeptical that the Americans With Disabilities Act requires police to take special precautions when trying to arrest armed and violent suspects who are mentally ill.
By Lenny Bernstein, The Washington Post
March 23, 2015 6 a.m.
I admit it: I drink a Diet Pepsi just about every day. I love the stuff — with a meal, after a long run or when I'm just really thirsty. I've always justified the habit with the idea that at least I'm not consuming the huge amounts of sugar in a regular Pepsi. There are 69 grams of sugar and 250 calories in a 20-ounce Pepsi, according to the Pepsico website.