NFL To Hire Chief Medical OfficerThe NFL will be hiring a chief medical officer to work with team medical staffs, the players' union and league committees.
VA Puts Latest Estimate Of Veteran Suicides At 20 Per DayThe Department of Veterans Affairs says that an average of 20 veterans a day committed suicide in 2014, a slight decrease from a previous government estimate for 2010.
US To Raise Cap For Docs Prescribing Opioid Addiction DrugThe Obama administration is increasing the number of patients whom doctors can treat for opioid addiction with a medication called buprenorphine.
Apple Urges Organ Donation Via New iPhone SoftwareApple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app
Baylor College Of Medicine To Study Zika PatientsThe Baylor College of Medicine will lead a study of patients infected with the Zika virus under a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Texas Abortions Fell Sharply Under Law Supreme Court VoidedAbortions in Texas plummeted about 15 percent during the first year after approval of tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down -- a decline that activists say shows how hard it had become to get an abortion in America's second-largest state.
Zika Virus A Concern For Poor Urban Areas Along Gulf CoastThe state health department has spent more than $400,000 since the start of the year to expand its lab capacity and to buy mosquito traps. It also launched a $2 million Zika awareness campaign.
Texas Health Officials Prepare For Zika, But Local Efforts TightSo far, Texas officials have reported 48 people infected with Zika, all associated with travel. In one case, the virus was sexually transmitted by someone who had been infected abroad.
SPCA Seizes 15 Cruelly Treated, Neglected AnimalsThe SPCA of Texas and the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office seized 8 dogs, 5 puppies, 1 quarter horse and 1 pony from an abandoned residence in Como this afternoon.
FDA Approves First Pill To Treat All Forms Of Hepatitis CFederal health officials have approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus.
Medical Experts: Heat And Humidity A Dangerous CombinationThe humidity that has prompted the first heat advisory of the season is more dangerous than many may realize.
Spiraling Drug Costs Prompt Call For Major Medicare ChangesCongressional advisers say the rising cost of drugs is unsustainable, and they're recommending major changes to Medicare's popular outpatient prescription program.

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