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

What you’re not being told about the Paris climate agreement
(Natural News) President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord has thrown the world into a blazing furnace full of weeping and gnashing of teeth—or the political world, at least, has been thrown into a fiery tizzy. (Article by Joey Clark republished from Theantimedia.org) Former President Barack Obama broke his... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don’t Let Trump Come For Your Birth Control
President Trump is coming for our pill. He wants to make it easier for your boss to remove birth control from your health coverage. The new rule would amend Obama’s coverage requirements so that even companies with no religious affiliation will be able to deny birth control to their employees. It more than irks me to see a bunch of old white men making decisions that affect women’s lives, and using religion as a mask to discriminate and disadvantage. Opening up the law to allow any business, company, or university to dictate whether or not they cover women’s birth control is outrageous. On a whim your bos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump pulls U.S. out of "non-binding" Paris Climate Accord — Here’s why he was right to do it
(Natural News) Far-Left Democrats and so-called “environmentalists” who still believe the global warming hoax are furious at President Donald J. Trump for keeping his campaign pledge to withdraw the United States from the “non-binding” Paris Climate Accords signed onto by the Obama administration. But perhaps after they calm down and allow their blood pressure to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mylan May Have Overcharged U.S. For EpiPen By $1.27 Billion
By Michael Erman NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government may have overpaid drugmaker Mylan N.V. by as much as $1.27 billion between 2006 and 2016 for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, the Department of Health and Human Services said on Wednesday. The amount is nearly three times a proposed settlement that the company announced in October. The analysis on the EpiPen payments, which was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, was released by Republican Senator Chuck Grassley. “Mylan and the Obama Administration reportedly were close to settling the overpayment...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bogus "Trump-Russia collusion" story nothing but a political hatchet job cooked up by Obama loyalist John Brennan
(Natural News) After a series of congressional hearings involving a former top figure in the U.S. intelligence community, it has become far more clear what led the Obama-era FBI to launch its counterintelligence investigation into “alleged” Team Trump-Russia “collusion.” Think politics. Think political hackery. Think abuse of the Constitution. Think former CIA Director John Brennan.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Hidden Truths About Postpartum PTSD I Want Everyone To Know
If you’re a new mom, you probably hear about postpartum depression all the time. There are articles galore to be read. You’ve memorized all the warning signs. But if you regularly get flashbacks to traumatic moments in the delivery room, don’t like to talk about giving birth because it’s painful for you, and have symptoms of anxiety, you might actually be experiencing postpartum PTSD. This is not the same thing as postpartum depression. You may not have heard of postpartum PTSD. I hadn’t. I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 15 months postpartum. Postpartum depression is more widely known &mda...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump administration draft rule rolls back birth-control coverage for religious employers
The Trump administration has drafted a rule that would allow religious employers to stop covering birth control in employer health plans. The free-contraceptive mandate was one of the most controversial components of the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. Supporters argue that it is a basic issue of women's rights and suggest that the increased […]Related:It’s not pain but ‘existential distress’ that leads people to assisted suicide, study suggestsU.S. death rate from Alzheimer’s rose dramatically over 15 years. Why?Residents o...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When leaders are too 'charismatic,' everyone loses, study says
Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Steve Jobs and Antonin Scalia have all been described as charismatic. But experts wonder whether all that charisma has a downside. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There's So Much Wrong With Trumpcare That It's Hard To Know Where To Start
This past week the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issued its analysis of the Trumpcare bill passed by the House on May 4. The short version is that 23 million fewer Americans will have health coverage a decade from now, thanks to people whose fundamental principle when it comes to developing a plan for health care is this: Obama sucks. Additionally, the federal Treasury will see a gain of about $12 billion per year over those 10 years as a result of Zombie Trumpcare. Looking at it one way, this bill would mean the government will save a lousy $521 per person, per year, from all the people who’ll be losing co...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: Obama illegally spied on Americans... no one in the media calls for any investigation at all
(Natural News) The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution states that the people have a right to be “secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” It was originally included in the Bill of Rights because at the time of the amendment’s ratification, the Founding Fathers were extremely fearful... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White House Acts to Roll Back Birth-Control Mandate for Religious Employers
The effort follows through on the president ’ s pledge to roll back a requirement that many religious employers include contraception coverage in health insurance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: United States Politics and Government Birth Control and Family Planning Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Trump, Donald J Freedom of Religion Pregnancy and Childbirth Obama, Barack Source Type: news

Newly insured fret over gains made under US health care law
GOP efforts to replace President Barack Obama's health law are expected to increase the number of uninsured and may derail the steady push to bring people back into regular care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NIH'All of Us' Initiative Set to Launch Amid Turmoil NIH'All of Us' Initiative Set to Launch Amid Turmoil
The National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program, first announced by President Obama, will begin in a political climate that is drawing attention to medical biases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news