Supreme Court to decide whether insurance companies can collect $12 billion to cover Obamacare losses

Published Jun. 24 2019

The Supreme Court will decide whether insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses...

Trump order aims to disclose 'real' costs for health care

Published Jun. 24 2019

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common...

Walgreens to provide drug disposal packets free to customers

Published Jun. 24 2019

Walgreens is making it easier for customers to dispose of unused drugs safely.

Ask a Doctor: Many new options for treating after-effects of deep vein thrombosis

Published Jun. 24 2019

Q: I have had a deep vein thrombosis in the past, and now my leg is having problems. Is this...

UN health agency to remove controversial opioid guidelines

Published Jun. 21 2019

The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response...

Sixth Alabama resident faces TennCare fraud charges

Published Jun. 21 2019

A sixth Bridgeport, Ala., adult has been arrested on TennCare fraud charges after she allegedly falsely reported residing in Tennessee...

Missouri denies license renewal for lone abortion clinic

Published Jun. 21 2019

Missouri's health department has declined to renew the abortion license for the state's lone clinic, but a court order allows...

Gee whiz: Testing of sewage confirms rise in marijuana use in Washington state

Published Jun. 21 2019

The proof is in the pee.

1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill

Published Jun. 20 2019

One of every five times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital in Tennessee,...

San Francisco supervisors considering first US city ban on e-cigarette sales

Published Jun. 18 2019

San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban...

California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules to crack down on fraudulent exemptions

Published Jun. 18 2019

California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations...

US preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity

Published Jun. 18 2019

Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a U.S. study found, offering fresh evidence that previous...


Another rural Tennessee hospital closes

Published Jun. 17 2019

The only hospital in Tennessee's rural Fentress County has closed.

World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

Published Jun. 15 2019

The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo — which spilled into Uganda this week —...

What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

Published Jun. 14 2019

Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to...

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

Published Jun. 13 2019

New York eliminated a religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, following a trend of states trying to clamp...

New gene tests for germs quickly reveal source of infections

Published Jun. 13 2019

Brian Jetter was on life support, a healthy 40-year-old suddenly battling pneumonia and sepsis, and a slew of tests had...

Tennessee moves up in health rankings, but drug deaths worsen, report says

Published Jun. 12 2019

A new report on state health system performance found states across the nation are grappling with soaring rates of deaths...

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in West Tennessee

Published Jun. 12 2019

Health officials say mosquitoes collected in Tennessee's largest county have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

AP analysis: Medical pot takes hit when weed legal for all

Published Jun. 12 2019

When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more...

Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds

Published Jun. 11 2019

A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking...

Sleeping with the TV on may make you gain weight

Published Jun. 11 2019

Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight...

Hey, can you spare a kidney? Tennessee man campaigns for transplant

Published Jun. 10 2019

A Tennessee man is getting creative while trying to find a kidney donor.