- Vermont to host first blood draw for those exposed to PFOA Updated: Apr-28-16 12:41 am
BENNINGTON, Vermont - Vermont's Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen will be on hand at the first blood draw clinic for Bennington residents who have been exposed to the chemical PFOA in their drinking water.
- Rafael Nadal wants his drug-test results made public Updated: Apr-26-16 1:49 pm
LONDON - Fed up with being accused of doping, Rafael Nadal has written to the president of the International Tennis Federation and asked for all of his drug-test results and blood profile records to be made public.
- Hospital tests 200 patients in HIV, hepatitis exposure case Updated: Apr-26-16 3:14 am
LONGVIEW, Washington - Officials at a Longview hospital say testing on nearly 200 patients believed to have been exposed to hepatitis or HIV at the facility has revealed that no one has contracted the diseases.
- Blood-testing startup Theranos says it is being investigated Updated: Apr-19-16 4:24 pm
NEW YORK - Troubled blood-testing startup Theranos acknowledged that it is under investigation by several regulators and agencies.
- Vermont health care providers test patient-monitoring app Updated: Apr-17-16 9:37 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont doctors and health care providers can now monitor if their patient has entered an emergency room or been admitted to a hospital or nursing home with a new online app.
- Oklahoma ex-dentist admits to money laundering in plea deal Updated: Apr-13-16 7:07 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A former Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to thousands of patients being tested for HIV and hepatitis pleaded guilty to money laundering Wednesday tied to allegations that he deposited at least $15,000 of fraudulent Medicaid billings into a personal account.
- Mammogram van to give breast cancer screenings in Missouri Updated: Apr-08-16 4:13 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - A new mammogram van is scheduled to visit various Missouri counties this year to give breast cancer screenings.
- Error may have affected thousands of mammograms in Hilo Updated: Apr-07-16 10:22 am
HILO, Hawaii - Doctors are warning patients that there could be inaccuracies in thousands of mammograms taken in a Hilo imaging center while it was using a faulty machine.
- Health chief: Lead levels not a worry in kids in Nevada town Updated: Apr-06-16 5:55 pm
LAS VEGAS - Health officials said Wednesday that tests found no significant lead contamination in the blood of adults or schoolchildren in a former Nevada mining town where more than the federal safety limit for the heavy metal was found in water samples.
- Nebraska's longest-serving lawmaker commandeers session Updated: Apr-06-16 4:19 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A 78-year-old state senator is attempting to run out the clock on Nebraska's legislative session with a filibuster in which he has described getting a colonoscopy and quizzed a colleague about the best way to pour a beer.
- Turkmenistan requires HIV test for marriage license seekers Updated: Apr-06-16 2:09 pm
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan has passed a law under which all people seeking a marriage license must be tested for HIV.
- Hospital facing lawsuit from 25 colonoscopy patients Updated: Apr-06-16 12:46 pm
WESTFIELD, Massachusetts - A western Massachusetts hospital is facing lawsuits from 25 colonoscopy patients who say they were possibly exposed to disease via improperly disinfected equipment.
- Lawmakers, radiologists say Medicaid cuts hurt poor women Updated: Apr-03-16 10:45 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Radiologists and minority lawmakers are hoping to find enough money in Connecticut's cash-strapped budget to reverse last year's cut in the Medicaid reimbursement rate for radiology services, which they claim has already decreased poor and often-minority women's access to mammography service while possibly increasing their risk for undetected breast cancer.
- Lawmakers reject marijuana blood test bill for drivers Updated: Apr-01-16 3:48 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill that would allow a blood test to determine whether a driver is impaired from marijuana use is heading to defeat.
- FDA: small risk of implant malfunction from medical scans Updated: Apr-01-16 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Patients with pacemakers, drug pumps and other medical devices face a very small risk of electrical malfunction when undergoing medical scanning, but it shouldn't stop them from getting necessary care, according to health regulators.
- Less than 5 at Indiana school have elevated blood lead level Updated: Mar-31-16 3:50 pm
GREENTOWN, Indiana - Local health officials are pleased by test results showing elevated levels of lead in fewer than five students or staff members at Eastern Howard School Corporation.