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WASHINGTON: It was 8 o’clock on a weeknight and Brooklyn resident Sarah Sheehan was reeling from a painful earache. She wouldn’t be able to see her doctor until the next… Read more »

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Coca-Cola: Diet Coke still struggling in US

NEW YORK: Coca-Cola says sales of Diet Coke are still sliding as people continue gravitating toward foods they feel are fresh. Sandy Douglas, president of Coca-Cola North America, attributed the… Read more »

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Probe finds, bogus enrollees kept getting ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON: Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama’s health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015. Some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies for… Read more »

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AAP scheme for free ambulance services

NEW DELHI: The AAP government has approved the “Home to Hospital” scheme to provide free ambulance services in the national capital. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired… Read more »

U.S. Navy Vice Admiral (ret.) Norb Ryan, Military Officers Association of America president, 79th Medical Wing Commander Maj. Gen. Gerard Caron and Chief Master Sgt. Kevin McCoy, 79th MDW command chief speak with Sgt. 1st Class Tommy Bish, Military District of Washington Joint Force Headquarters Army Liaison Team member, during a visit to the 779th Medical Group Aeromedical Staging Facility, Oct. 16, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. The ASF is manned by a multiservice military team comprised of anesthesiologists, mental health care providers, flight surgeons, nurses, medical technicians, health service administrators, chaplains, dietary technicians and Marine Corps and Army liaisons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Steele C. G. Britton)

Military liaisons at mental health centers

CONCORD, N.H.: Each of New Hampshire’s 10 community mental health centers will have a staff member devoted to helping veterans, military service members and their families connect with other community… Read more »

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Colorado rejects medical pot for PTSD

DENVER: Citing scant research, Colorado health officials have voted against adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments eligible for treatment with medical marijuana. The 6-2 vote came despite… Read more »

Bihar wins national award for commendable work in Health

Bihar wins national award for commendable work in Health

PATNA: Bihar has won appreciation in the country for works in the health sector by winning first prize on four counts and second in another category. The award was given… Read more »

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Residents Medical helps nearly 20 candidates start Residency

The dream of a lifetime for┬ásome foreign medical doctors is to get into residency. And Residents Medical, the Los Angeles based residency guidance organization that has been doing this for… Read more »

India, US ink MoUs on health infra, research, tech

India, US ink MoUs on health infra, research

NEW DELHI: India and the US have signed a series of agreements on health, seeking to enhance cooperation in areas such as cancer research, infrastructure development, training, capacity building and… Read more »

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

Obama health care survives Supreme Court fight

WASHINGTON: The Supreme Court has sent a clear message that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark… Read more »

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Massachusetts officials hail Court verdict

BOSTON: Both lawmakers and state health care officials in Massachusetts are hailing the Supreme Court ruling upholding a key element of President Barack Obama’s health care law. U.S. Sen. Edward… Read more »

Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia

45% jump in Delhi expenditure for health

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has hiked the plan expenditure for the health sector by 45 per cent in this year’s budget, which allocated Rs 4,787 crore for the sector… Read more »

Charles Ellis, 53, of Salt Lake City, left, looks on as navigator Luis Rios phones in to the hotline while seeking help to buy health insurance at the Utah Health Policy Project, in Salt Lake City.

Utah residents to keep getting health subsidies

SALT LAKE CITY: More than 80,000 Utah residents will keep receiving federal help to pay for health insurance after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld tax subsidies that are at the… Read more »

Dr Ravi Jahagirdar, President of AAPI, delivering his address at AAPI's India Engagement Forum

AAPI Meet call to give back to society & Motherland India

ORLANDO, FL: Members of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) pledged their wholehearted support to give back to the society here and back home in India at the… Read more »

Oath Ceremony for newly elect President Dr Seema Jain

Dr Seema Jain takes over as new AAPI Chief

ORLANDO, FL: In the presence of 2,500 participants, Dr Seema Jain, took the oath of office as the President of AAPI on Saturday June 20, a part of the important… Read more »

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Congressional GOP plans to continue health law subsidies

WASHINGTON: Congressional Republicans will move to temporarily continue health care subsidies for millions of people if the Supreme Court overturns the aid, according to plans discussed in the House and… Read more »

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on President Barack Obama's health care law. Burwell said it will be up to Congress and the states to decide what to do should the Supreme Court annul federal subsidies that are a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's health care law.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Congress’ problem if court voids health law, says Health chief

WASHINGTON: Congress and the states will need to find an answer if the Supreme Court strikes down the federal subsidies that are a foundation of President Barack Obama’s health care… Read more »

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US health regulator to test Maggi noodles

ZURICH/WASHINGTON: After being banned in India on health concerns, Maggi noodles manufactured by Swiss giant Nestle in India has come come under the scanner of the US Food and Drug… Read more »

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Aspirin can block growth of breast cancer

WASHINGTON: A daily dose of aspirin may be effective at blocking breast tumor growth, Indian-origin researchers have claimed. Dr Sushanta Banerjee, research director of the Cancer Research Unit at the… Read more »

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NYC proposes high-sodium warning on menus

NEW YORK: New York City’s Health Department wants all chain restaurants to warn customers about products that are high in salt. The department voted to consider the proposal at a… Read more »