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Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 03:43 AM EDT

Now What? Options for Consumers as Health Law Drama Fades

Now What? Options for Consumers as Health Law Drama Fades

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. The Republican health plan designed to replace...

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 03:10 AM EDT

Robot Allows Boy With Degenerative Disease to Go to School

Robot Allows Boy With Degenerative Disease to Go to School

Despite a degenerative disease that makes going to school a life-threatening situation, a 3-year-old Maryland boy attends classes every day thanks to technology.

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 05:09 AM EDT

Some Parts of 'Obamacare' Working Well, Problems With Others

Some Parts of 'Obamacare' Working Well, Problems With Others

Once again, "Obamacare" has survived a near-death experience. It won't be the end of the political debate, but House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges, "We're going to be living with 'Obamacare' for the foreseeable...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 03:43 PM EDT

Compare the Withdrawn GOP Health Bill With Obama-Era Law

Compare the Withdrawn GOP Health Bill With Obama-Era Law

The now-withdrawn House health care bill repeals major parts of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or ACA, as Republicans push to scale back the federal government's role in health care. The...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:18 AM EDT

Trump Forces a Vote on Health Care Bill

Trump Forces a Vote on Health Care Bill

President Trump has issued an ultimatum to House Republicans on the health care bill designed to repeal and replace "Obamacare": vote today or no deal. If there's no deal, then Obamacare stands. In the option on the table, conservatives want to get rid of guaranteed coverage for maternity leave, mental health and emergencies. Some 32 Republicans were ready to vote no, enough to keep the bill from passing, but jockeying for support continued Friday ahead of the vote.

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 09:26 AM EDT

Critics Scoff at All-Male Photo of GOP Health Care Talks

Critics Scoff at All-Male Photo of GOP Health Care Talks

A lack of women in a photo of negotiations over the Republicans health care bill that was tweeted out by the vice president is drawing criticism from Democrats, concerned over the bill's repercussions for...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:20 PM EDT

No Repeal for 'Obamacare' in Humiliating Defeat for Trump

No Repeal for 'Obamacare' in Humiliating Defeat for Trump

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing...

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 08:10 PM EDT

CPR Parties Teach Potentially Life-Saving Skill

CPR Parties Teach Potentially Life-Saving Skill

CPR Party is teaching people how to save lives from the comfort of their own living room. Learn how a mother's brush with tragedy inspired her to create the program.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 07:02 PM EDT

PHIT Grant Funds PE Equipment for NW DC School

PHIT Grant Funds PE Equipment for NW DC School

Ross Elementary School in northwest D.C. doesn't have a gym, but now it has some physical education equipment to use in classrooms and outside thanks to a PHIT America GO! Grant from Under Armour.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 06:33 PM EDT

Science Says: Who and What is to Blame for Cancer?

Science Says: Who and What is to Blame for Cancer?

Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame but new...