President Trump Declares Opioids A Public Health Emergency"This epidemic is a national health emergency," Trump said in a speech at the White House, where he bemoaned a crisis he said had spared no segment of American society.
President Trump To Declare Opioid Public Health EmergencyPresident Donald Trump will direct his Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency under the Public Health Service Act.
Undocumented Teen Has Abortion Amid Legal BattleAn immigrant teen held in federal custody in Texas on Wednesday had the abortion she had been seeking for a month, overcoming the Trump administration's objection.
Court To Review Ruling Allowing Abortion For Immigrant Teen In TexasAn appeals court on Thursday temporarily stayed a judge's ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion.
Judge Presses Government On Abortion Access For ImmigrantA federal judge said Wednesday she doesn't understand why federal officials don't "step aside" and allow a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to get an abortion.
Medical Benefits Of Using Dental Floss UnprovenThe federal government has recommended flossing since 1979. Last year, the Associated Press asked the departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture for their evidence.
Legislation Introduced To Combat Zika VirusU.S. Senator John Cornyn introduced a legislation Friday that provides funding and resources to combat the Zika virus in Texas and across the country.
Delay In Arrival Of Undocumented Children To Rockwall CountyIt will be at least Saturday and possibly Sunday before hundreds of unaccompanied and undocumented children arrive in North Texas. The facility at Sabine Creek Ranch in Rockwall County will be their temporary home.
Federal Health Insurance Aid In Doubt For Nearly 8 MillionNearly 8 million people could lose up to $24 billion a year in health insurance subsidies in a Supreme Court case threatening President Barack Obama's law, according to a government report released Tuesday.
Officials Designate 35 Hospitals For Ebola CareHealth officials have designated 35 hospitals across the country as Ebola treatment centers. Two of those facilities are in Texas.
Federal Audit Blames Texas Agency For Dental BillsA federal audit says a Texas state agency is responsible for hundreds of millions of Medicaid dollars potentially misspent on unnecessary dental and orthodontic procedures.
118,000 Texans Use Federal Website For Health Care More than 118,500 Texans have used the federal health care web site to sign up for insurance. The federal Department of Health and Human Services released statistics Monday that show Texas ranked fourth in the nation.

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