SEATTLE — When his second round of chemotherapy failed, physicians told Dan Symes that he had only a few more months to live. Symes, a 66-year-old former construction worker from Boston, had been diagnosed with an aggressive type of blood cancer the year before. By May 2016, he was so weak that he was unable to walk the few steps from his front door to his car.
WASHINGTON — Conservative Sen. Rand Paul remained opposed Monday to the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law despite fresh revisions, darkening White House and GOP leaders’ hopes of staving off defeat in a Senate showdown this week.
CHICAGO — Recognizing a growing trend, the American Academy of Pediatrics released its first report on tattoos and piercings, warning parents and teens of rare but possible risks, and offering safety tips.
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans expressed growing hope Monday for a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, an effort that still faces an uphill climb and just a two-week window to pass. Adding more risk, senators would be in the dark about the bill’s impact on Americans, since the Congressional Budget Office says crucial estimates won’t be ready in time for a vote.
SEATTLE — A Washington city that says the pain medication OxyContin has devastated the community asked a federal judge Monday to let it move forward with its lawsuit seeking to hold the pill’s manufacturer accountable for damages.
SEATTLE — A Washington city that says the pain medication OxyContin has devastated the community asked a federal judge Monday to let it move forward with its lawsuit seeking to hold the pill's manufacturer accountable for damages.