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January 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.

Geneticist Michael Snyder never had Lyme's characteristic bulls-eye rash. But a…


Thousands rally to resist GOP health law repeal drive

January 17, 2017

WARREN, Mich. — Thousands of people showed up in freezing temperatures on Sunday in Michigan to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders denounce Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, one of dozens of rallies Democrats staged across the country to highlight opposition.

Labor…


GOP lawmakers vow quick action on new health care law

January 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — Top Republicans said Sunday they'll move quickly to enact a new health care law, but they won't say how long that might take or what might replace President Barack Obama's version.

Questions surrounding the future GOP plan have unnerved key parts of the health care industry,…


Concussions on the brain: Pushing for more research on women

January 03, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. — Katherine Snedaker says she has had 20 concussions, the first three decades ago from a car accident when she was 16. But it wasn't until her son suffered a series of concussions in the sixth grade, around 2008, that she felt compelled to learn all she could about head…