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AP Top Health News At 6:33 a.m. EDT

Obama aims to change conversation around health care law
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is aiming to use the momentum from a recent Supreme Court victory for his health care law to change the conversation from talk about undoing his signature domestic achievement to talk about how to improve it....

Report urges major steps to help victims of cardiac arrest
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Would you know what to do if you see someone collapse, not breathing - a loved one at home, a co-worker at the office, a stranger on the street? Far too many Americans die of cardiac arrest, and now a major new report urges a national campaign to improve survival in part by making sure more bystanders know how to help....

OxyContin maker bows out of meeting on harder-to-abuse drug
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The makers of the potent painkiller OxyContin have pulled out of a federal meeting to review the company's harder-to-abuse version of the much-debated drug....





O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says
NEW YORK (AP) -- July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too....

What's next for California's contentious vaccine law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year....

Ex-Iowa egg farm manager gets probation after assisting feds
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A former Iowa egg farm manager will avoid jail time after cooperating with investigators in a criminal prosecution stemming from a 2010 salmonella outbreak....

Drug and device firms paid $6.5B to care providers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From research dollars to free lunches and junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals nearly $6.5 billion last year, according to government data posted Tuesday....

Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants....

Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall....

A first: New guidelines back device for treating strokes
Many stroke patients have a new treatment option (AP) -- if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to open clogged arteries causing a stroke....