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  • Blue Buffalo, Wellpet recalls food for health risk

    March 20, 2017 1:45 PM 17

    Dog food maker Blue Buffalo is recalling a version of its canned food because of a potential health risk. The Blue Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for adult dogs, which was sold nationwide, has the potential to carry higher than normal levels of beef-thyroid hormones, according to the Food and Drug Adminstration. Dogs eating

  • Ryan Confident About Health Plan’s Passage, After Change To Help Seniors

    March 19, 2017 11:23 PM 20

    House speaker says Republicans working to address concerns of older Americans WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan on Sunday expressed confidence that the Republican health-care plan will pass the House later this week, saying his party’s lawmakers are working to make changes to the bill to address remaining concerns, including providing more assistance

  • Recall issued for frozen pizza sold at Walmart

    March 18, 2017 9:46 PM 15

    A Vernon company is issuing a recall of 21,000 pounds of frozen pizza sold at Walmart stores because of possible Listeria contamination. The 16-inch pizza made by RBR Meat Co. is sold as "Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza" with lot code 20547. Routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in pizza produced on Feb. 23, 2017, according

  • Man accused of posing as dentist allegedly cooked meth in office

    March 17, 2017 5:14 PM 39

    A California man is accused of practicing dentistry without a license in an unsanitary office where he allegedly cooked meth. Joseph Hirsch, of Redwood City, is being held in San Mateo County jail on $500,000 bail after authorities received a tip about his alleged crimes, Mercy News reported. Hirsch, 59, is accused of possessing and manufacturing controlled

  • Republicans zeroing in on changes to healthcare bill

    March 17, 2017 3:44 PM 28

    The Trump administration and House GOP leaders are eyeing three possible changes to their ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill as they seek the votes to pass it through the House. The clock is ticking, as the legislation is scheduled to come up for a floor vote on Thursday, according to a GOP leadership aide. The White House on Friday won support from key members

  • Trump, in deal-making mode, says conservatives backing health bill after 'changes'

    March 17, 2017 3:07 PM 21

    President Trump claimed Friday that House conservatives previously opposed to ObamaCare replacement legislation moving through the chamber are now on board after “changes” were made – an assertion that could be put to the test as early as next week. The president voiced confidence during a meeting with members of the conservative Republican Study Committee

  • Want to Make Budget Cuts? Start Here

    March 17, 2017 2:11 PM 23

    The Trump administration on Thursday provided an outline of its first budget, a proposal that will dramatically reshape how the United States spends money on national security and defense. There is no question that the United States’ security spending patterns need to be rebalanced to better address urgent security challenges. The Trump budget will not do that. The new budget

  • Brazil yellow fever cases pass 400; more than 130 dead

    March 17, 2017 1:11 PM 23

    SAO PAULO – Brazil's Health Ministry says 424 people have been infected with yellow fever in the largest outbreak the country has seen in years. Of those, 137 have died. An update published Thursday said that more than 900 other cases are under investigation. During the current outbreak in the Southern Hemisphere's summer rainy season, the vast majority

  • Where are the tough decisions in President Trump's budget plan?

    March 17, 2017 11:59 AM 16

    President Trump’s budget outline for fiscal year 2018 includes insightful comments by Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget. Calling the national debt a crisis that affects every citizen, Mulvaney strikes a resolute tone: “American families make tough decisions every day about their budget; it is time Washington does the same.” Unfortunately

  • Fighting colon cancer: What you need to know

    March 17, 2017 7:41 AM 17

    (MEREDITH) – 136,000. That’s how many people were diagnosed with colorectal cancer last year. Of those, more than 50,000 died from it. This type of cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., especially in minority groups. “The toll this disease takes on minorities, is especially high,” Jonca Bull, M.D, Director of the FDA’s