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Reid Backs Health Care Public Option

Updated: 10/26/2009 - The contentious health care reform debate took a new twist Monday as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his decision to craft legislation including a public insurance option allowing states to opt out.

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House CBO Finds Dem Bill With Public Option Reduces Deficit

Posted: 10/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A preliminary estimate from the Congressional Budget Office projects that the House Democrats' health care plan that includes a public option would cost $871 billion over 10 years, according to two Democratic sources.

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Study Says Treating Heroin With Heroin Works

Posted: 10/20/2009 - LONDON, England (CNN) -- If treating heroin addicts by giving them heroin seems counterintuitive, having the government fund that addiction to the tune of more than $22,000 per patient per year comes across as downright radical.

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Pig in Minnesota Confirmed To Have Contracted H1N1 Virus

Posted: 10/19/2009 - (CNN) -- The H1N1 virus has been confirmed in a sample taken from a pig that was displayed at the Minnesota State Fair -- the first time the virus has been found in a U.S. pig, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

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Justice Department Formalizes Medical Marijuana Guidelines

Posted: 10/19/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Justice Department has provided federal prosecutors "clarification and guidance" urging them to go after drug traffickers but not patients and caregivers in the 14 states that have medical marijuana laws.

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Axelrod: Health Care Compromise Coming

Posted: 10/18/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) — Compromise is coming on a health care reform bill, President Barack Obama's senior adviser said Sunday.

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CDC: Production Of H1N1 Flu Vaccine Lagging

Posted: 10/16/2009 - The CDC says production of H1N1 vaccine is about 10 million doses behind the 40 million they'd hoped would be available by the end of October.

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Feds Approve New HPV Vaccine

Posted: 10/16/2009 - The FDA approved Cervarix Friday. It's the second vaccine for preventing cervical cancer caused by HPV.

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Topeka Pharmacy Earns National Recognition

Posted: 10/16/2009 - Jayhawk Pharmacy earned the Award of Accreditation from the Health Care Quality Association. The recognition means the pharmacy successfully completed a yearlong process documenting their high level of consistent patient care.

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Pushback Grows Against Insurance Industry Report

Posted: 10/13/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- They're angry and fighting back with full force. The White House, Democrats and health care experts are blasting a new insurance industry trade report that finds that health insurance premiums for the typical American family would increase by $4,000 by 2019 under a key Senate overhaul plan.

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Woman Born With Half A Brain

Posted: 10/12/2009 - FALLS CHURCH, Virginia (CNN) -- Michelle Mack has turned medical thinking upside down.

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