What's next on health care draft in Congress
Senate Republican leaders have released their 142-page discussion draft of a health care bill, triggering a series of legislative steps with one goal for the GOP-led Congress _ repeal and replace Democrat Barack Obama's seven-year-old law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senate Republicans roll out their alternative to Obamacare
Four Senate Republicans quickly announced their opposition to the health care bill, and others appear skeptical. On Facebook, former President Obama called the GOP plan "a massive transfer of wealth from middle class and poor families to the richest people in America." Nancy Cordes reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Senate Republicans have launched their plan for peeling back former President Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Obama says millions lose coverage with GOP plan
Obama: Senate's GOP-written health care bill will cause millions of families to lose health care coverage (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Senate Republicans have released their long-awaited bill dismantling much of Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senate GOP Releases Bill to Cut Medicaid, Alter 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage. The bill would provide tax credits to help people buy insurance. It would also let states get waivers to ignore some coverage standards that "Obamacare" requires of insurers. The measure represents the Senate GOP's effort to achieve a top tier priority for President Donald Trump and virtually all Republican members of ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Dem says 'we can do better' than GOP health plan
Democrats are roundly criticizing the Republican plan to scrap the Obama health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'
Senate Republicans have released their long-awaited bill dismantling much of Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Senate GOP health bill seeks to hobble Obama law
Senate Republicans have released a 142-page draft of their bill to eliminate much of the Obama health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines
A Senate GOP health bill represents the party's long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of the Obama health care law, but support by enough GOP senators is not yet guaranteed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would overhaul Obama law
A Senate GOP health bill represents the party's long-awaited attempt to scuttle much of the Obama health care law, but support by enough GOP senators is not yet guaranteed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law
Congressional aides and lobbyists say Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited health care bill (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AP sources: Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes
Top Senate Republicans are preparing to release their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties
Sources say top Senate Republicans are finalizing their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling
Republicans are angling toward a Senate vote next week on their marquee effort to erase much of President Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic
Republican efforts to roll back former President Barack Obama's health care law could mean deep cuts to treatment programs in states hard hit by the opioid crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA set to unveil new digital health devices initiative
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon unveil a new plan aimed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA finds no health effects from gadolinium retention FDA reviews history of 'shoe-fitting fluoroscope' Senate confirms new FDA commissioner FDA issues 2 new guidances on medical products Obama signs 21st Century Cures Act (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Republicans' Medicaid rollback collides with opioid epidemic
Republican efforts to roll back former President Barack Obama's health care law could mean deep cuts to treatment programs in states hard hit by the opioid crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are getting for votes on legislation scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

GOP's health care rollback collides with the opioid epidemic
Republican efforts to roll back former President Barack Obama's health care law could mean deep cuts to treatment programs in states hard hit by the opioid crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are getting for votes on legislation scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Michelle Obama hosts 'bootcamp weekend' with friends
Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Democrats protest Senate Republican healthcare secrecy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrats took to the Senate floor on Monday to throw a spotlight on behind-the-scenes efforts by the Republican majority to repeal former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, known as Obamacare. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Michelle Obama hosts a bootcamp workout for her friends
The former First Lady shared a series of photos of a bootcamp workout on Monday, explaining she got into the habit of hosting the fitness sessions during her husband's presidency. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Democrats stall Senate work to protest healthcare secrecy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said they plan to slow Senate business to a crawl starting Monday evening to protest behind-the-scenes Republican work on repealing former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, known as Obamacare. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Michelle Obama Did A Bootcamp With Her Friends And It's Fitness Goals
Alert: Major fitspo ahead. Michelle Obama has long been the epitome of wellness goals, thanks in part to the “Let’s Move” health initiative she introduced during her time as first lady and her ability to convince Jimmy Fallon that exercise is the opposite of gross. Her most recent workout, though, is inspiring for a whole new reason.  Obama shared a few photos on Instagram from a bootcamp she recently hosted for some of her friends. In the post, which features images of an exercise group and one perfect FLOTUS plank, she explained why she has been hosting workouts like this one since h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michelle Obama's Workout With Friends Is All The Fitness Inspiration You Need
Can we get an invite to the next one? (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barack Obama Just Posted The Sweetest Father's Day Throwback Photo
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Actuary Report: Health Care Deductibles Higher Under GOP Bill
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump promised to make health care more affordable but a government report finds that out-of-pocket costs — deductibles and copayments — would average 61 percent higher under the House Republican bill. And even though the sticker price for premiums would be lower than under the Obama-era law, what consumers actually pay would edge up on average because government financial assistance would be curtailed. The report from the Office of the Actuary, a nonpartisan economic unit at the Health and Human Services Department, was released earlier this week with little fanfare. "I...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Puts Breaks on New Nutrition Labels
Trump administration delays the Obama-era changes, and dietitians cry foul (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Puts Brakes on New Nutrition Labels
Trump administration delays the Obama-era changes, and dietitians cry foul (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Puts Brakes on Rule Requiring New'Nutrition Facts' Label
TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced that the launch of an updated " nutrition facts " panel on foods, developed during the Obama administration, will now be delayed. The deadline for which the food... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA delays rolling out new nutrition facts label
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Food& Drug Administration on Tuesday delayed implementing a new nutrition facts label that had been finalized a year ago by the Obama administration, saying that more time was needed based on feedback from the food industry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Former Obama Medicare chief blames GOP for "sneaky" Obamacare repeal, after Democrats lied to pass it - is he kidding?
(Natural News) If you needed more proof that Democrats lack the hypocrisy gene, here goes: A former Obama administration health care official is actually accusing Republicans of being less than honest about Obamacare. You can’t make this stuff up. As reported by The Hill, Obama’s acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthCare.gov dropout trend continues under Trump
The Trump administration says nearly 2 million people have dropped their health insurance through the Obama-era law since sign-up season ended Jan. 31 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dropout rate for health law coverage is 16 percent this year
The Trump administration says nearly 2 million people have dropped their health insurance through the Obama-era law since sign-up season ended Jan. 31 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Myomo closes $5m IPO
Myomo said last week it closed its initial public offering, raising $5 million and listing on the New York Stock Exchange today under the ticker “MYO”. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company develops and produces myoelectric orthotics for patients with neuromuscular disorders, including its flagship MyoPro line. The orthosis devices are non-invasive, powered braces used to support weak or deformed arms and hands to allow for functional activity. Myomo said it floated 665,498 shares of stock at $7.50 per sahre in the offering, bringing in an aggregate of $5 million. The company said it also simultaneously close...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) Prosthetics Myomo Inc Source Type: news

World Order Could Hinge On Solving The Climate Crisis, Security Experts Warn
WASHINGTON — From flooding in coastal cities to conflicts driven by food and water shortages, people are already feeling the effects of climate change. And if the world does not mitigate climate-related impacts, they are likely to “intersect, amplify and ripple across countries,” disrupting international security, a team of climate and security experts warns in a new report.  The lengthy report from The Center for Climate and Security identifies 12 key climatic risks, or “epicenters,” and makes the case for why addressing them should be of the highest priority for worl...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Grassroots Activists Are Leading The Way On The Addiction Crisis
On Thursday, the three major television networks suspended their daytime programming to broadcast the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey. This extraordinary step showed that nothing else was more important, even advertising revenue. It’s safe to say that we are somewhat distracted as a country right now. You can feel the hysteria in the air. The tension is crackling, like static electricity. But no matter what happens in Washington or how bizarre our national reality may be right now, the greatest health crisis of our time continues to unfold and proliferate. Breaking news may suspend talk shows and soap op...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: 15 Million Americans' Drinking Water Tainted By Toxic Chemical
Some 15 million Americans across 27 states are drinking water that could be contaminated with potentially carcinogenic man-made chemicals without even realizing it. According to a new analysis and map released Thursday by the Environmental Working Group and scientists at Northeastern University, perfluorochemicals (PFCs) — a class of chemicals including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFAS) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) — were detected in 162 U.S. drinking water systems in recent Environmental Protection Agency testing. The toxic chemicals have been used over the years in a wide range of consumer products, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: 15 Million Americans' Drinking Water Tainted By Toxic Chemical
Some 15 million Americans across 27 states are drinking water that could be contaminated with potentially carcinogenic man-made chemicals without even realizing it. According to a new analysis and map released Thursday by the Environmental Working Group and scientists at Northeastern University, perfluorochemicals (PFCs) — a class of chemicals including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFAS) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) — were detected in 162 U.S. drinking water systems in recent Environmental Protection Agency testing. The toxic chemicals have been used over the years in a wide range of consumer products, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Top Republican seeks action now to steady insurance markets
Top House Republican calls for immediate action to stabilize health insurance markets around the country, even as the GOP-led Congress pursues repeal of the Barack Obama law that created them (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Election Results Could Be Harming Americans ’ Health
Review of Obama and Trump wins suggests impact on stress, disease levels (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Interior Secretary Takes Aim At Obama-Era Sage Grouse Protections
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has called for a review of an Obama-era conservation plan for the greater sage grouse, a move that appears partially aimed at opening up more of the declining gamebird’s habitat to oil and gas development.  Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters on a call Wednesday that the secretarial order he will sign Thursday will establish a team to review conservation efforts and make management recommendations within 60 days. The goal, Zinke said, is to improve collaboration between federal agencies and 11 Western states to ensure continued protections of the imperiled bir...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Could U.S. Election Results Be Harmful to Health?
Review of Obama and Trump wins suggests impact on stress, disease levels (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Trump admin spares NIH director Collins
The Trump administration will be keeping on Obama-appointed NIH director Francis Collins, according to a report from The Hill. The decision comes after 4 key Republicans urged Trump to keep him in his role in a letter sent last December, which stated that “his distinguished scientific experience, effective leadership skills, and long standing relationships with members of Congress, researchers, and advocates will service the nation and your administration well,” according to the report. Collins has operated as NIH director since 2009, and served as lead of the Human Genome Project prior to that, The Hill said. ...
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Capitol Hill personnel-moves Source Type: news

Researchers Ferret Out Information From White House Visitor Logs
President Trump has decided to change President Obama's policy of making the White House visitor log public. A new study explores what kind of information is contained in the White House visitor log. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation
Senate Republicans are aiming for a vote as soon as this month on legislation to remake the nation's health care system, even as major disagreements remain over how to unwind and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The world is drowning in debt... here's why it will IMPLODE across the UK, USA and China in the near future
(Natural News) The United States, after eight years of George W. Bush and eight more under Barack Obama, is now sitting at $20 trillion in debt, an amount that is more than 104 percent of our country’s annual gross domestic product. That means if we dedicated every single penny to paying that debt off —... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news