By MICHAEL R. BLOODAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Among the concerns surrounding the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was that too few young, healthy people would sign up - a problem that could undermine the financial viability of the federal law.
By JULIE CARR SMYTH and AMANDA LEE MYERSAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An eleventh-hour request by an Ohio death row inmate to donate his organs is raising troubling moral and medical questions among transplant experts and ethicists.
Less than a day before child killer Ronald Phillips was
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of American troops helping the relief effort in the typhoon-hit Philippines could triple to more than 1,000 by the end of the week, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Senior Obama administration officials that after a very difficult
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - About 50 ministers gave their symbolic support to a colleague facing sanctions from the United Methodist Church by participating in a same-sex wedding.
The wedding Saturday in Philadelphia was held about a week before the Rev. Frank Schaefer of Lebanon, about 90 miles to the
By DESMOND BUTLER and DIAA HADIDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The main Western-backed Syrian opposition group says it intends to join peace talks with the Syrian government, if conditions are met.
After a vote early Monday in Istanbul, the Syrian National Coalition agreed to attend a proposed
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - With federal and state online health care marketplaces experiencing glitches a month into implementation, concern is mounting for a vulnerable group of people who were supposed to be among the health law's earliest beneficiaries.
By FRANK BAJAKAssociated Press
MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) - Evelina Gonzalez was supposed to undergo cancer surgery in July following chemotherapy but wound up shuttling from hospital to hospital in search of an available operating table. On the crest of her left breast, a mocha-colored tumor doubled
By LINDSEY TANNERAP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study.
Half the teens had at least four major illnesses linked with their excess weight.