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AP Top Health News at 6:35 p.m. EST

McConnell introduces bill to fund coal miner health plans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced legislation to maintain health benefits for retired union coal miners whose companies have declared bankruptcy in recent years....

Gun industry, suicide prevention forge unlikely alliance
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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It's a difficult topic to discuss, fraught with politics and social stigma, and an even tougher one to fix: people who kill themselves with a gun. But now two unlikely allies - the gun industry and a leading suicide prevention group - are coming together to tackle it....

New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess....





18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday....

Stolen laptop had info of thousands of hospital patients
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Officials at Children's Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician's car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients....

Czech boars still radioactive 31 years after Chernobyl
PRAGUE (AP) -- An agency in the Czech Republic says about a half of all wild boars in the country's southwest are radioactive and considered unsafe for consumption due to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster....

IRS letters warn millions about health insurance penalty
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you haven't signed up for health insurance, you may soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman....

In early GOP win on health care repeal, Congress OKs budget
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama's health care overhaul....

US agrees to pay billions to Marines affected by toxic water
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After years of waiting, veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may now be able to receive a portion of government disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion....

Ohio seeks drug reversing lethal injection process if needed
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed by stopping the effects of another drug previously used in problematic executions....