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Vets Affairs Nominee Testifies In Senate Hearing

Posted On July 22, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Senators are considering President Obama's nomination of Robert McDonald to head the embattled Veterans Affairs Department. In a Senate confirmation hearing, Vermont independent Bernie Sanders said veterans deserve quality healthcare in a timely manner.   McDonald is an Army veteran and a former CEO of Procter & Gamble. North Carolina Republican Richard…

Two Federal Courts Make Opposite Rulings On Healthcare Subsidies

Posted On July 22, 2014

(Undated) -- Two federal appeals courts are issuing opposite rulings on health insurance subsidies. One ruling in Washington, DC rejected insurance subsidies for coverage on federally-run health insurance exchanges. The ruling said the subsidies can only be paid through state-run exchanges. However, a court in Richmond, Virginia later upheld all the subsidies. Three-dozen states rely…

Study: Don’t Tell Kids Healthy Food Is Good For Them

Posted On July 22, 2014

(Undated) -- A new study suggests parents shouldn't tell kids about the benefits of healthy food if they want them to actually eat it. It found that kids between the ages of three and five were more likely to eat a food if they didn't also receive a positive message about how it would make…

Heart Monitoring Improves Again

Posted On July 22, 2014

(Seattle, WA) -- Cardiologists are excited about yet another improvement in heart-monitoring technology. The Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Heart Monitor is about one-third the size of a triple-A battery. Dr. John Rogers at Scripps Clinic near Los Angeles explains how he implanted one recently in race car driver Chuck Beal.   The Reveal LINQ then…

MERS Virus Discovered In Air Samples

Posted On July 22, 2014

(Undated) -- The Middle East Respiratory Virus known as MERS may be transmitted by air. Scientists studying the deadly disease found gene fragments of the virus in air samples taken from a camel barn in Saudi Arabia. They say the disturbing discovery points to possible airborne transmission. The more than 800 known cases of MERS…

  • Pet Patrol

    Missing chocolate Lab female, no collar

    Posted on July 25, 2014
    Location: Aurora

    Near 148 and Melody Lane. Chocolate Lab female recently rescued,…