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  • Abortion protests on both sides erupt across U.S

    February 11, 2017 5:33 PM 19

    WASHINGTON/MARIETTA, Ga. Anti-abortion groups rallied at Planned Parenthood clinics in scores of U.S. cities on Saturday to urge Congress and President Donald Trump to strip the health services provider of federal funding. With organizers expecting protests at up to 225 clinics nationwide, Planned Parenthood supporters in turn organized 150 counter-demonstrations

  • PetSmart recalls dog food contaminated with metal

    February 11, 2017 4:46 PM 21

    PetSmart has issued a voluntary recall of one of its adult dog food products after metal was found in some cans. Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food was sold on PetSmart.com, Pet360.com, PetFoodDirect.com and in stores nationwide. The product, which was sold in 13.2-ounce cans between Oct. 10, 2016 and Feb. 7, could be contaminated with metal. The issue is a choking

  • St. Paul Planned Parenthood facility is site of anti-abortion rally, counterprotest

    February 11, 2017 1:23 PM 17

    Hundreds, perhaps thousands, are expected to join the competing gatherings early Saturday. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of protesters on opposite sides of the abortion debate planned to hold competing rallies early Saturday at Planned Parenthood’s regional St. Paul headquarters. The protests will pit “I Stand With Planned Parenthood” vs. the “National

  • Dog food recalled, metal contamination could be choking hazard for pets

    February 10, 2017 10:16 PM 21

    Petsmart has issued a voluntarily recall of some canned dog food due to metal contamination that could be a choking hazard to pets. The FDA says the recall involves one production lot of Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food. The dog food was sold on Petsmart.com, Pet360.com, PetFoodDirect.com and in nationwide Petsmart retail stores. The dog food was sold between

  • Trump’s pick for health and human secretary takes office

    February 10, 2017 4:53 PM 26

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s new health secretary took office Friday after becoming the latest Cabinet nominee to eke out a confirmation victory in the bitterly divided Senate. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to Tom Price, of Georgia, at the White House hours after the Senate confirmed him 52-47 in a party-line vote. That roll call came in the dead of night

  • Here's what scientists say is the perfect workweek

    February 10, 2017 4:09 PM 17

    The French say employees should work 35 hours a week. Brits tend to be at their desks for 37.5 hours. Meanwhile, Americans typically spend 47 hours a week at work. Now, researchers have found the perfect number: 39 hours, according to a study from the Australian National University. "Long work hours erode a person's mental and physical health because

  • Marathon Pharmaceuticals to Charge $89,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Drug

    February 10, 2017 4:01 PM 17

    FDA-approved deflazacort treats rare type of disease affecting boys Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC says it will charge $89,000 annually in the U.S. for a decades-old steroidal drug that was approved for U.S. sale for the first time on Thursday, a price that is as much as 70 times higher than the drug’s price overseas. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration

  • 2 large Capital Region medical groups to merge

    February 9, 2017 7:35 PM 19

    Community Care Physicians and CapitalCare Medical Group, when combined, will offer urgent care, primary care and care in 30 specialities at more than 50 locations across the Capital Region. It will have 1,800 employees, including approximately 400 care providers — physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Additional details will be released

  • FDA approves Marathon Pharmaceuticals DMD drug

    February 9, 2017 7:08 PM 16

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Marathon Pharmaceuticals' Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) drug, Emflaza, to treat patients aged 5 years and above. DMD is a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle deterioration and weakness and had only one approved treatment in the United States before Emflaza's approval

  • Ryan Reynolds Shares The Moments That 'Crush' Him As A Parent

    February 7, 2017 6:06 PM 26

    Reynolds has two daughters with his wife, Blake Lively. The actor spoke about his parenting experience last week while at Harvard University to accept the The Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2017 Man of the Year award. “Just seeing my older daughter be so infatuated with our younger daughter, who’s 4 months old,” he said. “Seeing her kiss her and hug her and hold her and do all those