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Copper cocktail mugs may cause food poisoning, health officials say

Copper mugs used in trendy cocktails like Moscow Mules may be giving people more than a hangover. Health officials in Iowa say the popular...

Caretaker for Obamacare? Trump’s health care role may shift

With Republicans unable to advance a health care bill in Congress, President Donald Trump's administration may find itself in an awkward role as caretaker...

Facing Trump Subsidy Cuts, Health Insurance Officials Seek a …

“It could be very damaging,” Mr. Wright said. “Our market wouldn’t recover.”With no guidance or clarity...

Will Congress force me to deny health care to children once...

Dorothy R. Novick is a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. It has been 20 years since I’ve...

Surprising ways your partner can affect your health

Who you choose to spend your life with could significantly affect your health. Your choice of partner can affect your health in many ways, both...

Health care advances leave Appalachia behind

By Carolyn Y. Johnson | Washington Post People who live in rural Appalachia are being left behind, with an infant mortality rate and life expectancy...

Scientists Criticize Aggressively Pro-Vegan Documentary ‘What the Health’

A new documentary that’s executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix is coming under fire from doctors and scientists over its bold claims about...

Best and worst states for health care

More Americans now have access to health care than in decades past, but the cost and quality of service can vary widely depending on...