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More Americans Screened Over Mystery Health Issues in China

U.S. News

A U.S. medical team is screening more Americans in southern China as the State Department confirmed evacuating government workers who experienced unexplained health issues like those that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba.


Dentist, Administrator Charged in Health Care Fraud

U.S. News

They are accused of submitting fraudulent benefit claims between November 2013 and January 2018. The claims included some for dental work that was never performed. Other claims listed false dates of service or false providers and included falsified supporting documents.


Health for all

Science

Imagine a world where affordable, quality health care is available to every person, and where infectious disease and infant and maternal mortality are as rare in the poorest parts as they are in wealthier countries. The world has already come a long way toward meeting this goal. But to finish the job, we need to change our thinking. To be sure, the incidence of child mortality and cases of deadly infectious diseases have dropped dramatically around the world. For example, polio, which once paralyzed a thousand children every day, has been eliminated from all but three countries, with just 33 cases last year.


A Battle for Community Health in Texas' Rio Grande Valley

U.S. News

The Rio Grande Valley is home to many health barriers that are common among low-income communities across the country: Roughly half of the sprawling region is considered a food desert – where neighborhoods, often low-income ones, lack ready access to healthy food – while scores of restaurants and fast-food joints line the roads. Public transportation is limited, and the rates of people without health insurance are generally much higher than in the state overall, leaving many residents to wait until their health conditions reach emergency status before they seek care.


Study Says Vaping by Kids Isn't Up, but Some Are Skeptical

U.S. News

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that provide users with aerosol puffs that typically contain nicotine, and sometimes flavorings like fruit, mint or chocolate. They're generally considered a less dangerous alternative to regular cigarettes, but health officials have warned nicotine is harmful to developing brains.