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After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?
You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be to blame for former President George H.W. Bush's hospitalization a day after his wife's funeral, but it does the body no favors, and one partner's health clearly affects the other's....

Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators....

Juul maker to invest $30M to combat underage vaping
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The maker of a much-debated e-cigarette popular with teenagers says it will spend $30 million in an effort to keep its products out of the hands of children....





Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug
CHICAGO (AP) -- Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients, a study suggests....

Medicare will require hospitals to post prices online
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare will require hospitals to post their standard prices online and make electronic medical records more readily available to patients, officials said Tuesday....

Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics
One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won't cover: methadone....

Mixed signals from Trump on VA nominee as allegations build
WASHINGTON (AP) -- His nomination in peril, Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson fought to convince lawmakers of his leadership abilities as more details of accusations against him emerged, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environment as he served as a top White House doctor....

First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to slow kidney decline in patients with the most common inherited kidney disease....

The Latest: Trump urges VA nominee to keep fighting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local):...

Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors said Monday he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week....