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Denver shelters cite legal pot in homeless upswing

Denver shelters cite legal pot in homeless upswing

In this Nov. 26, 2014 photo, homeless men Arnold Kelley, left, 60, and Clint Paul Harris, 35, talk with a reporter with The Associated Press about what they see as the benefits for many homeless people of legalized marijuana in Colorado, inside the Salvation Army shelter in Denver. Some home…

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Denver shelters cite legal pot in homeless upswing

Denver shelters cite legal pot in homeless upswing

DENVER — Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. They were flaky, often leaving the homeless man without the drug when he needed relief the most.

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More than 2 million consumers sign up for Obamacare for first time

WASHINGTON — Enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is increasing rapidly, with more than 2 million people having signed up for coverage for the first time.

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Ruling opens door for cruise malpractice lawsuits

MIAMI — For more than 100 years, people couldn’t win medical malpractice lawsuits against cruise lines because of exemptions created through a series of court decisions.

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Express Scripts turns to AbbVie in huge hepatitis C deal

The nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager is throwing its weight into the fight over high-cost hepatitis C drugs with a coverage restriction that might ultimately lower prices and improve patient access to groundbreaking treatments for the liver-destroying virus.

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Vaccine billboard in Tucson misleads, health officials say

Vaccine billboard in Tucson misleads, health officials say

A billboard along Interstate 10 is disingenuous and misleading parents about childhood vaccinations, some local public health officials say.

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Tucson vaccine billboard misleads, health officials say

Tucson vaccine billboard misleads, health officials say

The billboard, along Interstate 10 West between Grant Road and Miracle Mile, looks "benign," said Dr. Francisco Garcia, the chief medical officer for the Pima County Health Department. "The issue they leave out when you go to their website is the benefits of vaccines," he added.

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Deadline is midnight Fri. to change Medicare plan

Friday at midnight is the enrollment deadline for anyone on Medicare who wants to change plans.

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CDC: Boomers should get hep C test

More than 15,000 Americans per year die from hepatitis C and most of them are in the baby boomer generation.

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