By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau
December 9, 2013 1:54 p.m.
MURFREESBORO, N.C. — Snow came early to the cotton and sorghum fields here, sending dozens of cash-strapped families to the food bank on a recent afternoon for frozen chickens, cucumbers and canned green beans.
By Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
December 9, 2013 9:26 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $55.5 million in grants to help bolster a health care workforce that is stretched thin and possibly facing greater strain under the Affordable Care Act.
By Simeon Bennett, Bloomberg News
December 8, 2013 2:45 p.m.
GENEVA - Two HIV-infected men who were thought to be clear of the virus after having stem cell transplants have had the AIDS-causing pathogen return, their doctors said, dashing hopes that their cases might lead to a cure.
By Andrew Zajac and Andrew Harris, Bloomberg News
December 4, 2013 9:55 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Hours after the University of Notre Dame filed a religious challenge to the U.S. health-care overhaul in Indiana federal court, a judge in Washington heard arguments in a lawsuit assailing tax provisions of the statute.
By Jason Gale, Bloomberg News
December 4, 2013 9:24 a.m.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Hong Kong beefed up surveillance of travelers with fever, activating part of a pandemic preparedness plan, after confirming its first case of a new strain of bird flu that killed 45 people in China.
By Manya Brachear Pashman, Chicago Tribune
December 3, 2013 10:50 a.m.
The University of Notre Dame has re-filed its lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, challenging the controversial mandate that employers cover contraception in the health care benefits they provide workers.
By JULIE PACE, Associated Press
December 3, 2013 10:38 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a two-pronged health care strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also trying to refocus the public's attention on broader benefits of the sweeping law.
By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
December 3, 2013 10:37 a.m.
Your body mass index says you're obese, but you don't have "pre-diabetes" — a mix of factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and high glucose levels that indicates you're on the road to metabolic illness. And you're thinking you've beaten the odds, right?
By Holly Ramer, Associated Press
December 2, 2013 11:13 a.m.
CONCORD, N.H. — A traveling medical technician was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes.
By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau
December 2, 2013 10:01 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will not reconsider the part of President Barack Obama's health care law that requires employers to provide basic health insurance for their workers or pay a tax penalty.