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  • Business euphoria over Trump gives way to caution, confusion

    January 18, 2017 1:02 PM 10

    WASHINGTON Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump's election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes and trade. An initial euphoria in the business world fueled a powerful post-election stock rally. Some of that has frayed

  • Autopsy: Oklahoma State student died of alcohol poisoning

    January 18, 2017 12:33 PM 14

    STILLWATER, Okla. – An autopsy on an Oklahoma State University student from Texas who was found dead in a fraternity house says he died of alcohol poisoning and an enlarged heart. The report released Tuesday by the state medical examiner's office says the death of 20-year-old Brandon Matthew Cavazos of Bedford, Texas, was accidental. The report said Cavazos'

  • How the Republican plans to replace Obamacare could affect you

    January 18, 2017 2:10 AM

    Generally, Republicans want to decrease the regulations the ACA imposed on both insurers and their customers, which they claim would bring a number of benefits: People would no longer be forced to get more coverage than they want. Insurance would operate more like a free market, keeping costs reasonable. And the government’s costs would fall, making

  • McKesson to Pay $150 Million for Failing to Report ‘Suspicious’ Drug Orders

    January 18, 2017 1:47 AM 16

    McKesson to also suspend sales of controlled substances from some distribution centers, DOJ and DEA say McKesson Corp. will pay the U.S. government $150 million to settle allegations that it failed to properly oversee shipments of drugs, including opioid painkillers, between 2008 and 2013, federal agencies said. The settlement also requires McKesson

  • Pressure mounts on GOP for post-Obamacare plan following CBO report

    January 18, 2017 1:26 AM 15

    A new analysis that at least 18 million people could lose health insurance in the first year if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act without replacing it intensified the battle this week over the landmark health-care law as President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans try to figure out how to dismantle it. Democrats seized on the report, issued Tuesday

  • Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is among top 5% of hospitals in clinical outcomes in nation, according to Healthgrades®

    January 17, 2017 10:29 PM 16

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (January 17, 2017) - Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) today announced that it has received Healthgrades® 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. The distinction recognizes NCH as one of the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance, as measured by Healthgrades

  • 18 Million People Could Lose Insurance In First Year After Partial Obamacare Repeal

    January 17, 2017 10:26 PM 12

    House Speaker Paul Ryan, joined by (from left) Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Diane Black, discuss their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Jan. 10. A partial repeal of Obamacare could leave 18 million people who have insurance today with no coverage one year later, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan

  • University of California's Napolitano hospitalized during cancer treatment

    January 17, 2017 8:29 PM 11

    Janet Napolitano, the former head of U.S. Homeland Security and current president of the University of California, has been hospitalized due to side effects caused by her cancer treatments, the university said Tuesday. Napolitano, a Democrat who is also a former governor of Arizona, has been undergoing treatment for a recurrence of cancer since August

  • 18 million would lose insurance in first year of Obamacare repeal without replacement, CBO report says

    January 17, 2017 7:18 PM 8

    At least 18 million people would lose health insurance in the first year if Republicans move ahead with plans to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan, estimates a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The number of people without insurance would grow to about 32 million within the first decade

  • Writer Beautifully Articulates Why Regret Can Be Harder To Handle Than Grief

    January 17, 2017 5:41 PM 12

    It's another type of mourning, she says. Grief has the capacity to be a powerful, debilitating emotion. But according to Negroland author Margo Jefferson, there’s actually something that can be even harder to handle than grief: regret. “With grief, you’re mourning something that’s gone. With regret, you’re mourning ― missing ― something that never was,” Jefferson