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  • New York DFS probes health insurers over contraceptive coverage

    February 21, 2017 5:46 PM 14

    The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) said on Tuesday it was investigating whether health insurers complied with its contraceptive coverage requirements. The investigation comes after an undercover sting of 15 New York health insurers found that 11 of them provided inaccurate or misleading information about contraceptive coverage

  • Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Joins Fox News as Contributor

    February 21, 2017 5:39 PM 8

    Americans are familiar with Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. If you work in or follow media, you are familiar with (or maybe repped by) Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel. Perhaps you aren’t as familiar with their brother Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel. That’s about to change. Fox News has made a timely move by signing Dr. Emanuel as a contributor. In his role, effective immediately

  • News@noon: Healthy hippo; Duggan's State of the City

    February 21, 2017 5:01 PM 10

    Today is Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, and Donald Trump might have another thing to worry about soon: A potential government shutdown. Beneath the capital’s radar looms a vexing problem — a catchall spending package that’s likely to top $1 trillion and could get embroiled in the politics of building Trump’s wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a budget-busting

  • Sargento expands cheese recall due to possible bacterial contamination

    February 20, 2017 10:45 AM 15

    Wisconsin-based Sargento Foods Inc., is expanding a voluntary recall of some cheeses due to a possible bacterial contamination. The company recalled some cheeses Feb. 10, but expanded the recall Friday to include products produced on the same line. Sargento says it also cut ties with Indiana-based Deutsch Kase Haus, which supplied cheese which may be contaminated

  • Baby orangutan, parents’ 3rd, debuts at zoo, is doing great

    February 17, 2017 10:49 PM 19

    ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A baby orangutan has made its debut at a Pennsylvania zoo. The Erie Zoo tells the Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/2kxllEf ) the baby was born Feb. 1 and he’s the third baby for Joe and Dasa. A zoo spokeswoman says all are doing great. The orangutans’ first baby, Leela, was born in 2003 and was transferred to the Toledo, Ohio, zoo in 2012. Ollie

  • Heart, lung problems may not always need ICU care

    February 17, 2017 9:07 PM 27

    FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 -- The intensive care unit (ICU) may not improve the chances of survival for all patients with serious heart problems, a new study suggests. "We found that the ICU may not always be the answer. Now, we need to help doctors decide who needs the ICU and who doesn't," study lead author Dr. Thomas Valley said. He's a pulmonary and critical

  • Low vitamin D levels linked to relapse of ulcerative colitis

    February 17, 2017 7:08 PM 22

    A new study shows low vitamin D levels during remission may cause a relapse of ulcerative colitis. Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston have found that lower levels of vitamin D increase the risk of relapse of ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis, or UC, is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting

  • Americans Are Still Stressed About the Election

    February 17, 2017 4:33 PM 13

    A new report released Wednesday by the American Psychological Association (APA) reveals that 57% of Americans say the current political climate is a “very” or “somewhat” significant source of their stress, and close to half of Americans say the outcome of the election causes them stress. study, 1,019 American adults were surveyed—including registered

  • Denzel Washington's Spot-On Parenting Advice For Amal And George Clooney

    February 16, 2017 4:08 PM 18

    Parents everywhere can agree with the painfully honest words of wisdom Denzel Washington had to share with Amal and George Clooney, who announced this month they are expecting twins. “Sleep now,” the 62-year-old actor (and father of twins, along with two other children) told an Entertainment Tonight reporter at Saturday’s NAACP Image Awards. But family

  • Aetna chief executive says Obamacare is in a ‘death spiral’

    February 15, 2017 11:05 PM 18

    Aetna chief executive Mark Bertolini said Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act's exchanges — the marketplaces where consumers can buy individual health coverage under President Barack Obama's signature health-care law — are in a “death spiral.” Bertolini's remarks at the Wall Street Journal's the Future of Healthcare event came a day after the official