Health

Texas officials investigating possible tuberculosis exposure

Health officials say about 150 high school students in western Texas may have been exposed to tuberculosis

US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 states
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US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 states

Health officials say flu season is underway; illnesses widespread in 7 states

Health

Governors write in support of child health insurance plan

A stopgap spending bill passed by Congress to prevent a government shutdown makes money available to states that are running out of funds for the Children's Health Insurance Program, a concern of the New Hampshire and Vermont governors

A Medicaid challenge: Poor health, but a drive to improve
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A Medicaid challenge: Poor health, but a drive to improve

People on Medicaid have worse health, but a new survey finds they're invested in improving

Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test
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Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the test

US puts 3-D mammograms to a rigorous test to see if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves breast cancer screening

Hannibal News

FACT encourages people to enroll in ACA health insurance

Families and Communities Together in Hannibal wants to remind people there is still time to enroll in 2018 health insurance. The Affordable Care Act is in place for 2018, and almost everyone must have health insurance or pay a fee.

Gene therapy shows promise against blood-clotting disease
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Gene therapy shows promise against blood-clotting disease

A study fuels hope that gene therapy can give long-lasting help and perhaps even cure the blood clotting disease called hemophilia

Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives
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Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives

Modern low-dose birth control pills, available since the 1990s, have fewer side effects than the earliest oral contraceptives

Health

Gov't report: US health care tab hit $3.3T in 2016

Gov't report: US health care spending reached $3.3T last year, averaging nearly $10,350 per person

Health law sign-ups seen as falling short though more enroll
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Health law sign-ups seen as falling short though more enroll

Health law sign-ups hit 3.6M, but shortened enrollment season means final tally likely to fall short