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Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, center, President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, walks down a stairwell to avoid reporters and cameras as he leaves a Senate office building after meeting individually with some members of the committee that would vet him for the post, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Dem cites allegations of VA nominee being drunkA top Senate Democrat says allegations against President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs involve him being "repeatedly drunk"
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This image provided by Juul Labs on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 shows the company's e-cigarette device. On Tuesday, federal health officials announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. Juul Labs says it monitors retailers to ensure they are following the law, and its age verification system searches public records and sometimes requires customers to upload a photo ID. (Courtesy of Juul Labs via AP)
Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kidsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand after months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Watchdog report points to power struggle involving VA pickA watchdog report ordered in 2012 by Dr. Ronny Jackson _ President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs _ found that he and a rival physician exhibited "unprofessional behaviors"
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First drug approved for most common inherited kidney diseaseThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to slow kidney function decline in patients with kidney-damaging genetic disease
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FILE - This March 8, 2017 file photo shows former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at an awards ceremony hosted by Congregation Beth Israel in Houston. George, who will turn 94 in June 2018, was hospitalized Sunday, April 22, 2018, with sepsis, an infection that spread to his bloodstream It's a serious condition at any age, but he is said to be responding to treatments and recovering. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?Former President George H.W. Bush's hospitalization a day after his wife Barbara's funeral has raised questions about whether stress or a broken heart played a role
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This combination of images provided by The Progeria Research Foundation in April 2018 shows progeria-damaged human cells without lonafarnib treatment, left column; and gaining a more normal shape with a low dose, center column, or higher dose, right column, given over three days. Children with progeria, a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients, a study suggests. (Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D./The Progeria Research Foundation, Inc. via AP)
Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drugChildren with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients
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Tom Evans walks outside Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital where his 23-month-old son, Alfie, has been at the centre of a life-support treatment fight, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday April 24, 2018.  The European Court of Human Rights on Monday rejected a case from British parents who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a U.K. hospital to remove him from life support. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
UK judge rejects bid to take sick toddler Alfie Evans abroadA British judge is hearing a new appeal from the parents of a terminally ill British toddler who want to take him to Italy for treatment _ a course of action British courts say would be futile and wrong.
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FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, the CEO of a methadone clinic holds a 35 mg liquid dose of methadone in Rossville, Ga. The drug is the oldest and most effective of approved medications used to treat opioid addiction, but Medicare doesn’t cover it. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles, File)
Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinicsOpioid overdoses killed 1,354 Americans ages 65 and older in 2016, but Medicare doesn't cover the oldest proven treatment for opioid addiction: methadone
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Tisch Fund gives $10 million for arts-mental healthThe Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund has pledged $10 million to fund arts programs focused on mental health issues in New York City
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Maine Governor Defies Voters on Medicaid ExpansionNearly 60% of Maine's voters gave the green light to Medicaid expansion in their state in a November ballot initiative, and individuals are supposed to become eligible for coverage starting July 2, per that mandate. But there's a wrench in the works in the form of Gov. Paul LePage, who...
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Man Gets Penis and Scrotum Transplant in World FirstA US serviceman has become the world's first man to ever receive a full penis and scrotum transplant. Per USA Today , the veteran was injured by an IED years ago while on combat tour in Afghanistan. Surgeons from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced the historic news on...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in March 2018 shows Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. The government is paying Redfield $375,000 a year to run the Atlanta-based CDC, U.S. officials confirmed in April 2018. (Tracey Brown/University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP)
CDC chief makes $375K, far exceeding his predecessors' payThe new head of the nation's top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other recent past directors
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