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Flags fly outside an entrance to the Idaho Correctional Alternative Placement Program facility, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Kuna, Idaho. An inmate at the facility says a doctor with the private medical care company Corizon Health told him to wash and reuse his disposable urinary catheters — a complaint some inmate advocates say is common even though reusing the catheters can lead to health problems. The Idaho Department of Correction pays Tennessee-based Corizon Health roughly $46 million a year to provide inmate health care at all of the state's prisons, but officials recently decided to put the contract out to bid when the current term expires amid rising discomfort with the company. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)
Associated Press
November 01, 2019 - 4:03 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brad Vanzant uses a wheelchair, has one kidney, and since 2015 has relied on catheters to drain his bladder. He's also an Idaho prison inmate, which means his medical supplies must be approved and provided by the state's private health care contractor, Corizon Health. So when a...
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© Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images
The Marc Cox Morning Show
October 31, 2019 - 7:25 am
(KFTK) - Maureen Ferguson , Senior Fellow for The Catholic Association , joins the show to discuss some of the atrocities at Planned Parenthood; more specifically, Missouri’s only remaining abortion clinic in the Central West End. Hearings are underway on the fate of the clinic. In the meantime,...
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state, in Montgomery, Ala.
Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor's Office via AP, File
Associated Press
October 29, 2019 - 11:01 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge blocked an Alabama abortion ban Tuesday that would have made the procedure a felony at any stage of pregnancy in almost all cases. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a preliminary injunction blocking Alabama from enforcing the law, which would have...
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FILE- In this file photo from Friday, June 28, 2019, Ashlyn Myers of the Coalition for Life St. Louis waves to a Planned Parenthood staff member. The fate of Missouri's only abortion clinic is at stake starting Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, when a member of the state's Administrative Hearing Commission will begin hearing arguments over whether the clinic can keep its abortion license. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
Associated Press
October 28, 2019 - 2:35 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The fate of Missouri's only abortion clinic is at stake starting Monday, when a member of the state's Administrative Hearing Commission will begin hearing arguments over whether the clinic can keep its abortion license. The hearing at a downtown St. Louis state office building is...
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Andrei Vasilev
The Marc Cox Morning Show
October 24, 2019 - 8:01 am
Yes Canada may have government run healthcare. But what's the quality and convinience of that "free" care?
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This image provided by Swedish Match in 2019 shows the company's "General Snus" pouched smokeless tobacco product. On Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration endorsed the tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes, a first-ever decision that could open the door to more lower-risk options for U.S. smokers. (Swedish Match via AP)
Associated Press
October 22, 2019 - 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have judged a type of smokeless tobacco to be less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers. The milestone announcement on Tuesday makes Swedish Match tobacco pouches the first...
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Planned Parenthood Fairview Heights
AP Photo/Jim Salter
Digital Content Producer
October 18, 2019 - 1:31 pm
The location is about 30 minutes from Missouri's last standing abortion clinic in St. Louis.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures while speakings during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 17, 2019 - 7:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is plowing ahead with her bill to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices despite a breakdown in relations with her chief bargaining partner on the issue — President Donald Trump. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated the...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2013, file photo, large banners hang in an atrium at the headquarters of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, N.J. Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
October 17, 2019 - 3:17 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs. Ohio's attorney general said Thursday an investigation found that J&J, the world's...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 photo, a man using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. are still rising, though at a slightly slower pace. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there have been nearly 1,500 cases and at least 33 deaths in the still mysterious outbreak. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 17, 2019 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. are still rising, though at a slightly slower pace. Health officials of Thursday said there have been nearly 1,500 cases and at least 33 deaths in the mysterious outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been updating the case...
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