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AP Top Health News At 4:16 p.m. EDT

Health law's nonprofit insurance co-ops awash in red ink
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fed up with the insurance industry, Democrats used the health care overhaul to create nonprofit co-ops that would compete with the corporations. Now a government audit finds co-ops are awash in red ink....

Feds release updated strategy against AIDS in America
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths....

Only small increase in US girls getting cervical cancer shot
NEW YORK (AP) -- More U.S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight....





Free checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthy
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball....

Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government's top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine....

Brilinta? Brintellix? FDA warns of drug name mix-ups
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine....

Health care spending to accelerate, US report says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down....

NYC health department investigates Legionnaire's outbreak
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York City Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease in the South Bronx....

Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science....

Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance....


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