California poised to ensure all immigrants have health insurance

Addressing a packed room of fellow immigrants, Isabel Coronel recalled how as a retired farm worker, she never used to seek medical help because she

US life expectancy lowest in decades after dropping nearly a full year in 2021

By Deidre McPhillips | CNN After a historic drop in 2020, life expectancy in the United States took another significant hit in 2021. According to

California may act as US refuge for transgender youth

By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — California would present itself as a haven for transgender youth facing discrimination in other states under

Monkeypox infections are slowing in the US. Will it last?

By Deidre McPhillips | CNN The pace of new monkeypox cases reported in some major cities — and in the US overall — has started

Over-the-counter hearing aids expected this fall in US

By MATTHEW PERRONE | AP Health Writer WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans will be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription later this fall,

What’s in big Biden bill? Health, climate goals become law

By LISA MASCARO | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden arrived at the White House promising to “build back” America, and legislation he’s signing

Dems near congressional passage of climate, health package

By ALAN FRAM | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrats pushed their flagship climate change and health care bill toward House passage Friday, placing President Joe

Polio detected in NYC’s sewage, suggesting virus circulating

By KAREN MATTHEWS and MIKE STOBBE | Associated Press NEW YORK — The polio virus has been found in New York City’s wastewater in another

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

By ZEKE MILLER, MIKE STOBBE and MICHAEL BALSAMO | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the