Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change

MIAMI (AP)(STL.News) — Yoandri Pavot applied just in time for a visa under a recently scrapped…

Study finds new bacterial strain can contaminate shellfish

CONCORD, N.H. (AP)(STL.News) — Scientists studying oysters along the Atlantic Coast have discovered a critical clue…

China seeks to show pope, world its organ program reforms

ROME (AP)(STL.News) — China is stepping up its efforts to persuade the international medical community that…

The Latest: Shulkin says he’ll disagree with Trump if needed

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearing for David Shulkin, the nominee to…

Hawaii bills aim to save best parts of Affordable Care Act

HONOLULU (AP)(STL.News) — In a modest church building in urban Honolulu, mother Mona Aliksa waited to…

Smoke ’em if ya got ’em, as legalized marijuana takes hold

PORTLAND, Maine (AP)(STL.News) — It’s a green Monday in Maine. The first tangible results of state…

Russian lawmakers decriminalize some domestic violence

MOSCOW (AP)(STL.News) — Soon it will no longer be a crime in Russia to beat family…

AP-NORC Poll: Broad worries about potential health care loss

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — Though “Obamacare” still divides Americans, a majority worry that many will lose coverage…

How Trump’s executive order impacts future of ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s first executive order targets the sweeping “Obamacare” law…

The good, bad and unknown about marijuana’s health effects

Marijuana’s health effects NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might…

Rural New Mexico exports mentoring model for physicians

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP)(STL.News) — The heart of an unborn child beat strong and steady through an…

With Trump’s victory, GOP hopes to overhaul Medicaid

ATLANTA (AP)(STL.News) — When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity…

Cells dripped into the brain help man fight a deadly cancer

(AP)(STL.News) – A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his…

Skin cancer drop in Northeast bucks rising rates elsewhere

CHICAGO (AP)(STL.News) — A decline in melanoma cases and deaths in Northeast states bucks a national…

Henry Heimlich, life-saving maneuver creator, dies at 96

Dr. Henry Heimlich dies at 96 CINCINNATI (AP)(STL.News) — The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich…

Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to…

Trump picks Price as HHS secretary; Democrats blast choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of…

New HIV vaccine trial to start in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP)(STL.News) — A new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be…

Famed Texas heart surgeon Denton Cooley died at 96

HOUSTON (AP) — Dr. Denton Cooley, the cardiovascular surgeon who performed some of the nation’s first…

Vitamin D deficiency is widely overestimated, doctors warn

Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it’s not the “we need more” news you…

Pfizer lowers cost of Prevnar vaccine for some charity use

Drugmaker Pfizer says it’s reducing what it charges humanitarian groups for its blockbuster vaccine against pneumonia,…

What Trump might really do with health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has said he may keep some parts of his predecessor’s…