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Poll: Most older Americans want Medicare for long-term care


AP Poll: Most older Americans want Medicare to cover costs of long-term care for older adults. More>>

Walker's Medicaid drug-testing wins approval

Gov. Scott Walker's proposal making Wisconsin the first state to require drug tests to receive Medicaid health benefits has won approval from the Legislature's budget-writing committee.


Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model.


Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana

In January, a U.S. advisory committee concluded that the lack of scientific information about marijuana and its chemical cousins, called cannabinoids, poses a risk to public health. The experts called for a national effort to learn more.


FDA: Controller for heart pump recalled over deaths


Recall issued for external controllers for implanted heart pump after 26 deaths. More>>

Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats

Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained. 


Minnesota lawmaker aims to make it harder to avoid vaccines

Minnesota health officials say there are almost 70 confirmed cases of measles in the state so far this year, and a state lawmaker is hoping to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children.


Senators want hearing aids available over the counter

Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is among a group of senators that is trying to make some types of hearing aids more easily accessible and more affordable.


Gehl Foods distributed nacho cheese linked to fatal botulism

The Wisconsin company that distributed the nacho cheese dip linked to a fatal botulism outbreak in California says its working with federal, state and local health officials to determine what caused the contamination.


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