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Better Access for Medicare Patients

Posted: 1:14 PM - It's being called the most significant piece of health care legislation since Obamacare. The Medicare Access and CHIP Re-Authorization Act of 2015 promises better access to care for seniors and patients with disabilities.

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Ex-FBI Official: Agency Is Hiding Evidence In Anthrax Case

Updated: 04/15/2015 - A former director of the FBI's anthrax investigation says the agency is concealing evidence that casts doubt on whether an Army scientist sent the anthrax-filled letters that killed five people in 2001.

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Emergency Dispatch Appreciation Week

Posted: 04/14/2015 - There are likely certain jobs you take for granted until you need them. Medical emergency dispatcher is probably in that category. A trip to REMSA hopes to give these professionals their due.

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West Nile Found In Santa Barbara Lake

Posted: 04/14/2015 - The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department says mosquitoes collected at Lake Los Carneros in Goleta on April 2 tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Nicaragua Asks US to Remove Embassy Worker Over Ebola Worry

Posted: 04/13/2015 - Nicaragua has asked the United States to remove an embassy worker who was in Liberia because it fears the person may have been exposed to the Ebola virus that has devastated several West African countries.

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California Vaccine Bill Sparks Acidic Debate, Nazi Links

Posted: 04/10/2015 - A California bill that would sharply limit vaccination waivers after a Disneyland measles outbreak has generated such an acidic debate that the proposal's author was under added security this week.

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Breast Cancer Overtreatment Costs US $4B A Year

Posted: 04/06/2015 - Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs.

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Indiana Begins Needle Exchange Due To HIV Outbreak

Posted: 04/06/2015 - Health officials in Indiana on Saturday began a needle-exchange program Saturday in a county where an HIV outbreak among intravenous drug users has grown to nearly 90 cases.

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GOP Lawmakers Propose Abolishing Health Exchange

Updated: 04/06/2015 - Several Nevada Republicans are trying to scrap the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange launched as part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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Tax Refunds For Many Take Hit Or Get Bump From Health Law

Posted: 04/05/2015 - As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

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