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  • Locals celebrate ‘Wear Red Day’

    February 6, 2017 2:42 PM 18

    With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it isn’t uncommon to see pink and red hearts everywhere, but the heart that really matters is one that is carried throughout the year. National Wear Red Day was first observed in 2002 to bring national attention to heart disease as the number one killer of women and to raise awareness for women’s heart health

  • Subway Riders Scrub Anti-Semitic Graffiti, as ‘Decent Human Beings’

    February 5, 2017 5:04 PM 24

    Returning home on Saturday night after a dinner in Manhattan with some longtime friends, Gregory Locke boarded a No. 1 train and was confronted with an ugly sight. The car’s windows and posters were covered in anti-Semitic graffiti, according to accounts from Mr. Locke and another passenger in the car, Jared Nied. Messages like “Jews belong in the oven” and “destroy

  • Minnesota Gov. Dayton not waiting to start cancer treatment

    February 4, 2017 4:21 PM 25

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to begin treatment for prostate cancer as soon as possible. The Democratic governor revealed his diagnosis last week, a day after collapsing during his State of the State address. A Mayo Clinic spokesman says Dayton’s cancer hasn’t spread beyond his prostate and that it is curable. Dayton was upbeat while

  • 130-pound tumor removed from man

    February 4, 2017 1:54 AM 14

    A Mississippi man is recovering after doctors removed a tumor that had grown to the size of a person over a 15-year time span. Roger Logan, 57, spent most of his time confined to an electric chair in an eight-foot room due to a growth protruding from his abdomen. “Never, never leaving that room. Never leaving that chair,” Logan said. “They said ‘It’s

  • ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups show slippage in Trump era

    February 3, 2017 10:59 PM 28

    WASHINGTON — Facing higher premiums, less choice and a last-minute advertising pullback, fewer people signed up for coverage this year through HealthCare.gov, according to data from a preliminary government report Friday. About 9.2 million people signed up through HealthCare.gov, the insurance marketplace serving most states, said the Health and Human

  • 9 Things Twins Are Really Sick Of Hearing

    February 1, 2017 11:50 PM 23

    If you have a twin, you know that people tend to have a lot of pressing questions about the whole experience. (At this point, when someone asks “can you feel each other’s pain?” you have a canned response ready to go.) In the BBC Three video above, three sets of twins share some of the most common remarks they get from people, like “Which one are you?” “Even our dad still

  • Medicare Rates to See ‘Moderate’ Increase

    February 1, 2017 10:58 PM 18

    Acting CMS administrator says proposal will keep alternative to traditional Medicare ‘strong and stable’ Federal regulators proposed slightly higher payments for insurers that offer private Medicare plans, a closely watched figure because of the increasingly important role that the Medicare business plays in companies’ bottom lines. The Centers for Medicare

  • Ex-Tenet Healthcare executive charged in fraud scheme: U.S. Justice Dept

    February 1, 2017 10:56 PM 17

    WASHINGTON A former senior executive of U.S. hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corp has been charged for his alleged role in a $400 million scheme to defraud the U.S. government, the Georgia and South Carolina Medicaid programs, and Tenet patients, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. Dallas resident John Holland, 60, was charged with one count

  • Hyundai Commercial to buy part of GE stake in credit card firm for $258 million

    February 1, 2017 7:47 AM 17

    SEOUL Hyundai Commercial Inc on Wednesday said it has decided to buy part of General Electric Co's (GE) (GE.N) stake in South Korean credit card firm Hyundai Card Co Ltd for 298 billion won ($258 million). Hyundai Commercial, an auto-financing company, said in a regulatory filing that it plans to buy 30.5 million shares of Hyundai Card from GE on Feb. 24 for "management

  • Fat near the heart a hazard for postmenopausal women

    January 31, 2017 8:45 PM 20

    TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 -- When a certain type of fat collects around the heart, it may be a sign of developing heart disease in postmenopausal women, a new study suggests. As estrogen levels fall during menopause, deposits of "paracardial" fat increase, the researchers found. This may cause more calcium build-up in the heart's arteries, an early sign of heart