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The American Academy of Pediatrics is highlighting marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use

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CHICAGO (AP) -- An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use....

A California doctor has a colleague to thank for giving him the gift of life
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- It's not unusual for a surgeon to save another doctor's life....

As Republicans try to replace the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing health conditions

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CHICAGO (AP) -- As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions....




Flooding from a new lake created by a landslide in central Bosnia has shut down one of the country's main highways
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Flooding from a new lake created by a landslide of mine waste shut down one of Bosnia's main highways Saturday and raised fears of further flooding....

A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate some taxes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners....

Add Medicaid expansion to the list of health care provisions that Americans want to keep
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. A new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people....

Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection....

Dozens of residents of a southwestern Montana community say federal officials have botched a 34-year environmental cleanup of the toxic metals in their soil, and now they want a shot at removing the contamination
OPPORTUNITY, Mont. (AP) -- George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination....

After spending the past decade and $32 million working on the technology, a Canadian company is releasing a sleek version of electronic glasses that enable the legally blind to see
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight....

Many Americans who gained health coverage through the Affordable Care Act may soon have to save for medical bills and shop for care more than they have in the past
The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you....

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